> Is that a Yes or a no? Because it appears to me
> that you think they are all idiots, if you think
> them incapable of constructive free association.
Everybody has their own beliefs. These beliefs are rarely shaken because we each see the world in terms of those beliefs so we rarely question the belief. We're far more likely to question our senses and experimental results, eg-"old wood".
The point of debate is much more to consider other perspectives and to learn other's premises. The point should be to add your knowledge to those with whom you converse. Two minds are better than one on the rare occassion people work together. The purpose of debate is so other people can see the various perspectives. So long as Lehner studies the pyramids with his back to them we have a very clear perspective that he believes that pyraimids are simply irrelevant to their builders and to modern science.
As is typical you addressed none of my points. This is the same thing Egyptologists must do in a debate; fail to address arguments. They can't address arguments because their beliefs do not conform to any hypothesis that fails to accept the simple facts that Egyptians were stinky footed bumpkins who dragged tombs up ramps.
I specifically said people see their own beliefs and are rarely influenced much by others. If I must spell it out for you there is very little chance Hancock, Bauval, and Lehner can reach any sort of "consensus" except on the more trivial issues. Even if it could happen it would have no effect on anyone other than a few of the people who follow them. Bauval and Hancock would sell more books and become more popular and Lehner might be excommunicated from Egyptology.
To simplify this further, you asked a bad question. There will be no "consensus" until actual science is methodically employed to study the pyramids. Lehner can study them by parsing the PT and nobody has a problem with this but let him agree with an alt about anything or do actual science and he'll be packing.
"Consensus" has failed because it was never a part of the scientific method to start with! It is irrelevant even if we could all agree and break into kumbaya. It can't happen because we operate on belief and only some beliefs are being drilled into people. One of these is that humans used to be sun addled bumpkins but we're all better now.
I would love to see this debate but I doubt any Egyptologist would be willing.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11-Apr-19 15:12 by cladking.