> I think it 'highly likely' that the AE's employed
> inclined plane technology and to a large degree it
> was powered by man.
> You are both stating that it is highly likely that
> they employed inclined plane technology but that
> it COULD NOT HAVE BEEN largely powered by man.
> The evidence being requested is not that in
> support of the likely but that which defines the
> "Could not have been" you and Sam are stating as
> proven fact. If that difference escapes you I have
> n expectation of the evidence in question being
A Causeway is not needed to hull blocks up from the Harbor. A dirt path, with wood planks laid down every few feet accomplishes that. Additionally, so far there has not been uncovered the support facilities for a large contingent of men. Stone pullers would comprise teams of approx. 60 men each, 30 per side. Say 40 feet between each group, pulling uphill a single stone. Far to slow of a process for a 20-30 year build rate. How do you propose they accomplished this and delivered a stone every 3 minutes. Ramps are virtually debunked for many reasons. Why do you think, men have incisively tried a myriad of ramp possibilities, and not a single ramp proposal, has been accompanied with a TIME STUDY. These are not all men, who lack the ability to do math. Why is it, they never try??
The Causeway is 1,700 feet long. That would equal 2,550 men daily, vs basically no men, as water/gravity performs the work. Does it make more since to feed all those men each day, or a vessel with water? The Causeway took approximately 10 years to build, according to Herodotus. All that Causeway block and men for 10 years would have pulled a boat loads of blocks on skids, up a dirt path, within 10 years.
There is no good explanation for the existence of the Causeway. Nor, is there any good explanation for the Walls that surround the Giza Pyramids. There are smaller Pyramids which do not justify building a Causeway, as within that amount of time, they would have simply employed that labor expense into the building and finishing their Pyramids, ie. small pyramids do not justify building a causeway. Additionally, not all of the Pyramids had surrounding walls. What were their purpose? Answer, the Walls were for entrapping water, and the Causeway for use as a gravity assist mechanism. You would have to promote that ancients were really stupid, not to be aware of the weight of water, and the power it contains. That would not be lost on the AE living adjacent to the Nile river. If they were intelligent enough to design and build Shadufs, the Causeway/Funicular concept would be simple enough to think of, and employ.
Men do not do sinless work, when it is not necessary.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02-Jun-20 16:38 by Steve Clayton.