> how do you draw the line?
> Who is and is not Egyptology?
> What is Egyptology?
"Egyptology" is the science founded on the assumptions that "4th dynasty Egyptians" who were just like later Egyptians and whom had the same superstitions dragged tombs up ramps. Four of these five assumptions have been shown to be wrong and a couple are highly illogical. The 5th has been thrown into some small doubt. "Egyptology" as a science has as little interest in examining their axioms as does physics or art history. When Egyptology does investigate they do not do so in a methodical and systematic way.
"Egyptologists" are as varied as any other group of people otherwise except they do tend to share some traits. As a rule, for instance, they seem to have little interest in epistemology or metaphysics. They tend to think more in terms of sociology, history, or linguistics. They tend to be chiefly interested in coming to understand the ancients and their beliefs so imagine their consternation when I point out they had no word for "belief" and Egyptology NEVER EVEN NOTICED.
As a science Egyptology has a great deal of knowledge but since it is formatted in terms of erroneous assumptions each of their conclusions is wrong. It's truly remarkable how well they did at translating the Pyramid Texts since they didn't understand author intent! They believed they were "circumscribing the meaning" when in fact the real meaning was right before their eyes in the literal meaning of the words.
Since Egyptology is so wrong, since their models are built on quicksand, it opens up the door for other hypotheses and theories to be correct. There is no "state of the art" in Egyptology so seekers of truth have no recourse but to look at alternative theories as well as the facts and evidence.
Just as reality doesn't bend to the will of consensus it has exactly equally as little desire to respond to my beliefs. If I were a world renowned cosmologists or an Olympic ditch digger it still would not respond to my beliefs. If there were a million people who agreed with me or if it were unanimous still it wouldn't matter to how and why the pyramids were built. And this IS THE PROBLEM; The only thing Egyptology has is consensus and that won't help them in a debate about the facts.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10-Apr-19 19:03 by cladking.