"So, in all those G. CDV/Solenhofen/Nixon/Cynnara posts, in all that verbiage, and for all those extensive quoted references couched in impressive-sounding geological terminology, they have managed to evade the central issue. Despite my several acknowledged and regrettable inaccuracies, that central issue was provided by me for them to address;That western third and rear end is weathered the way it is because of extensive water runoff, and for no other reason whatsoever."
I'm sorry, you just admitted that :"A number of respondents took issue with my statement "salt exfoliation has nothing to do with the weathering to the Sphinx"; They were absolutely right to do so.
As Schoch and others have noted, salt exfoliation is one of a number of weathering agents affecting the Sphinx and its enclosure walls. I stand corrected and I apologize to all those kind enough to point out my error."
So....you're saying that the western third and rear end of the Sphinx doesn't have salt exfoliation or wind erosion? After you stood corrected regarding salt exfoliation being part of the weathering process, you then make a qualification?
I think you need to clarify this statement, if you don't mind. You seem to be contradicting yourself and it's far better for me to ask you to clarify than make some lumpsum assumptions as you have about me.