> It's still a stretch to go from there to Aliens !!
jb: I could but will not go that far to say Aliens built the Pyramids. I do personally believe that the Pyramids were built by flesh and blood humans, but either within a different time frame than the one professed by Dr. Hawass or with different technologies of which we are not aware of.
> I wouldn't be on this board if I didn't think it was a mystery.
> That said you don't want every debate to come down to two fixed
> camps, those supporting alternative (but un-provable) theories
> and those de-bunking them.
jb: there are so many theories floating around concerning this structure that the truth may never be known. For every theory there are supporters and de-bunkers. If you look it will be found that everything that surrounds us in this creation falls under the same clouded umbrella. With each position taken there is a counter position to be dealt with, so one could say there are no absolutes in this world. It is continually changing. Things thought to be true just 20 years ago are no longer valid illustrating the dilemma we must constantly deal with.
> So however improbable it seems, convention COULD be right if
> there were collosal organised human resources, (I cannot see
> any other way unless tools, timeframe and accepted technologies
> available to the AE's are wrong) , now of course if the
> population level makes that a non starter then you can get an
> accord between the two camps.
> So given the rate at which blocks need to be quarried, moved
> and placed, the timeframe it was done in, injuries, support
> staff etc what's the best estimate for manpower required ?
> Given that this wasn't the only thing the AE's were
> doing/building/fighting what would the population need to be to
> make this practicable ?
jb: As stated before there are no absolutes. In order to reconcile this with any degree of accuracy one must have been there. Every theory regarding the Great Pyramid whether from the Egyptology's mainstream or from the Alternative camp cannot be validated beyond reasonable doubt and remains only speculation and is likely to remain so, but that is Human Nature. Any accord reached can only be done so by consensus and we all know consensus is not science.