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Hi Scott,

I think this is a very odd post. I think I must have misunderstood some of it!

Scott Creighton wrote:


"...I don't see any problem with the quarry marks, so
> wouldn't see any particular point in a 'forensic scientific
> consideration'." - Callan MacKenzie
> Ladies and gentlemen - does that sound like a reasonable
> position to take - to NOT scientifically examine the only
> primary evidence available?

Yes - and No. We cannot and should not scientifically test EVERYTHING. Some tests are destructive, and future scientific advances may overtake them allowing non destructive examination.
Some tests are expensive, and resources are not limitless. Whilst people are going hungry and homeless, science should justify itself.
There should be not only a significant question mark over the subject to be tested (in this case 'marks') but also there should be significant gain from the answer. In this case, both are highly disputed. The test must be justified. I'm surprised you disagree.

> The Egypt-apologists cannot and should not be
> allowed to argue what can and cannot be tested

I've never heard anything so nonsensical. Why on earth do you think this? Why would you not allow the subject matter experts to announce a position and argue for it?

> Everything that CAN be
> scientifically tested SHOULD be scientifically tested,
> ESPECIALLY primary evidence.

This is madness. Where would we stop testing things? Who would pay for it? Why would we even be doing it?

> Egyptology claims to be a 'science'.

I'm not sure that Egyptology which is an academic discipline is a single entity that can make any claims? Can you show what Egyptology is and where it makes these claims? My understanding is that it includes the study of archaeology, history, language, etc, so it includes science, certainly.

> Well, given the cloud of
> uncertainty over the historical characters

One problem is, this cloud is disputable.

> there is now a clear case to demand
> that such forensic science be done on these inscriptions; on
> the primary evidence.

Well, I think I've misunderstood your point. (Sorry!) First you said that EVERYTHING should be tested? Then you said 'Egyptology' should not be allowed to argue for what should be tested. Then YOU argue for what should be allowed to be tested. Why are you allowed and 'they', whoever they are, not?

I can't have understood this right!

> There is now too much doubt over the
> veracity of these inscriptions to NOT demand further evidence
> in order to settle the issue.

One problem is, this doubt is disputable.

> tell you that they " not see any particular point in a
> 'forensic scientific consideration" of these glyphs. I ask you,
> ladies and gentlemen - does that sound a reasonable position to
> you?

Yes, it seems like the ONLY reasonable position to take. Once a particular point HAS been raised that makes scientific consideration worthwhile, then by the nature of the position the person would agree with scientific consideration.

> Now the Egypt-apologists have a choice here - they can get on
> board and join the demand for the science to be done; they can
> demonstrate their willingness to seek the truth. Or they can
> snipe from the sidelines and simply deny, deny, deny.

Sorry, is this right? Everyone must agree with you OR they can snipe from the sidelines and deny? There are literally no other options? Like, simply disagreeing with you? That's madness!


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Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 1091 Dr. Troglodyte 10-May-13 20:14
William Wilberforce, crook 510 Martin Stower 11-May-13 12:17
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 475 Nejc 11-May-13 16:15
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 488 Merrell 11-May-13 18:36
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 479 Scott Creighton 12-May-13 11:27
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 561 Merrell 12-May-13 22:37
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 521 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 11:03
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Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 479 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 13:21
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 492 Martin Stower 13-May-13 16:14
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 390 Scott Creighton 14-May-13 09:16
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 469 Merrell 14-May-13 09:41
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 474 Scott Creighton 14-May-13 09:47
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 479 Martin Stower 15-May-13 11:18
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 567 Scott Creighton 15-May-13 12:02
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 483 Martin Stower 15-May-13 14:26
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 427 Scott Creighton 15-May-13 15:00
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 530 Martin Stower 16-May-13 09:55
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 465 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 10:04
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 460 Martin Stower 16-May-13 10:34
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 408 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 10:43
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 481 Martin Stower 16-May-13 11:00
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 540 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 11:09
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 471 Martin Stower 16-May-13 11:31
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 439 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 11:36
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 441 cladking 16-May-13 15:14
Re: What are they so afraid of? 525 Thunderbird 16-May-13 15:55
Re: What are they so afraid of? 471 cladking 16-May-13 21:40
Calling Dr. Schoch 543 Dr. Troglodyte 16-May-13 16:04
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 541 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 16:26
Logbook doubts 455 Merrell 16-May-13 21:38
Re: Logbook doubts 514 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 22:46
Re: Logbook doubts 408 Merrell 16-May-13 23:25
Re: Logbook doubts 475 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 08:00
Re: Logbook doubts 470 Merrell 17-May-13 14:30
Re: Logbook doubts 454 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 14:56
Re: Logbook doubts 464 Martin Stower 17-May-13 16:11
Re: Logbook doubts 450 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 20:53
Re: Logbook doubts 417 MJT 17-May-13 22:31
Re: Logbook doubts 506 Merrell 18-May-13 11:23
Re: Logbook doubts 559 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 12:10
Re: Logbook doubts 576 Martin Stower 20-May-13 17:54
Re: Logbook doubts 389 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 00:20
Re: Logbook doubts 469 Morten 21-May-13 09:03
Re: Logbook doubts 518 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 10:22
Re: Logbook doubts 517 Merrell 21-May-13 10:26
Re: Logbook doubts 444 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 10:35
Re: Logbook doubts 480 Merrell 21-May-13 13:46
Re: Logbook doubts 398 Morten 21-May-13 10:40
Re: Logbook doubts 482 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 11:04
Re: Logbook doubts 491 Morten 21-May-13 11:29
Re: Logbook doubts 513 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 12:04
Re: Logbook doubts 481 Morten 21-May-13 13:19
Re: Logbook doubts 561 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 13:33
Re: Logbook doubts 478 Merrell 21-May-13 14:16
Re: Logbook doubts 478 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 14:27
Re: Logbook doubts 520 Merrell 21-May-13 23:48
Re: Logbook doubts 502 Morten 21-May-13 14:37
Re: Logbook doubts 472 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 14:54
Re: Logbook doubts 501 Morten 22-May-13 10:51
Re: Logbook doubts 532 Martin Stower 21-May-13 17:13
Re: Logbook doubts 408 Audrey 22-May-13 02:20
Re: Logbook doubts 470 Morten 22-May-13 08:18
Re: Logbook doubts 434 Martin Stower 22-May-13 15:02
Re: Logbook doubts 447 Audrey 24-May-13 01:32
Re: Logbook doubts 634 Martin Stower 24-May-13 13:43
Re: Logbook doubts 365 Audrey 24-May-13 01:10
Re: Logbook doubts 404 Scott Creighton 10-Jun-14 13:15
Re: Logbook doubts 507 eyeofhorus33 10-Jun-14 18:17
Re: Logbook doubts 497 Scott Creighton 10-Jun-14 22:01
Re: Logbook doubts 440 eyeofhorus33 10-Jun-14 22:15
Re:Khufu....Hyksos? 472 Thunderbird 11-Jun-14 01:36
Re: Logbook doubts 464 Audrey 11-Jun-14 20:47
Re: Logbook doubts 546 eyeofhorus33 11-Jun-14 22:18
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Re: Logbook doubts 436 eyeofhorus33 12-Jun-14 22:20
Re: Logbook doubts 439 cladking 13-Jun-14 00:24
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Re: Logbook doubts 429 cladking 13-Jun-14 23:23
Re: Logbook doubts 437 eyeofhorus33 13-Jun-14 23:48
Re: Logbook doubts 433 cladking 14-Jun-14 00:17
Re: Logbook doubts 457 Audrey 14-Jun-14 02:17
Re: Logbook doubts 508 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 11:44
Re: Logbook doubts 456 cladking 14-Jun-14 15:25
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Re: context and customs 395 cladking 14-Jun-14 21:23
Re: Logbook doubts 468 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 21:29
Re: Logbook doubts 450 cladking 14-Jun-14 22:07
Re: Logbook doubts 440 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 23:04
Re: Logbook doubts 470 cladking 15-Jun-14 00:29
Re: Logbook doubts 470 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 18:35
Re: Logbook doubts 445 cladking 15-Jun-14 20:56
Re: Logbook doubts 457 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 21:26
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Re: Language doubts 422 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 22:05
Re: Language doubts 435 cladking 15-Jun-14 22:51
Re: Language doubts 435 Audrey 16-Jun-14 04:17
Re: Language doubts 483 cladking 16-Jun-14 04:51
Re: Logbook doubts 352 cladking 12-Jun-14 22:57
Re:doubts 462 Thunderbird 11-Jun-14 23:36
Re:doubts 421 Audrey 12-Jun-14 19:54
Moderator Notice 403 Hoppy 22-May-13 01:32
Re: Logbook doubts 395 Audrey 22-May-13 02:52
Re: Logbook doubts 379 Martin Stower 18-May-13 13:37
Re: Logbook doubts 443 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 14:01
Re: Logbook doubts 428 Martin Stower 18-May-13 14:52
Re: Logbook doubts 425 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 17:16
Re: Logbook doubts 508 Martin Stower 20-May-13 16:57
Re: Logbook doubts 439 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 17:51
Re: Logbook doubts 410 Martin Stower 20-May-13 18:25
Re: Logbook doubts 289 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 18:49
Re: Logbook doubts 467 Martin Stower 21-May-13 15:42
Re: Logbook doubts 434 HungryHun 17-May-13 15:20
Re: Conspired.... 444 Thunderbird 17-May-13 15:47
Re: Conspired.... 440 HungryHun 17-May-13 16:04
Re: Conspired.... 411 Thunderbird 17-May-13 23:17
Re: Conspired....inspire d by money 441 Ratcho 03-Jun-13 05:57
Re: Logbook doubts 381 Martin Stower 17-May-13 16:23
Re: Logbook doubts 440 HungryHun 17-May-13 16:28
Re: Logbook doubts 439 Thunderbird 17-May-13 22:25
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Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 453 cladking 01-Jun-13 03:28
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 435 Merrell 01-Jun-13 11:02
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 378 LonelyAngel 03-Jun-13 20:59
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 396 LonelyAngel 03-Jun-13 20:47
Re: Logbook doubts 607 Martin Stower 17-May-13 15:51
Re: Logbook doubts 436 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 20:27
Re: Logbook doubts 457 Nejc 17-May-13 22:28
Re: Logbook doubts 835 Martin Stower 18-May-13 14:43
Re: Logbook doubts 690 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 17:12
Re: Logbook doubts 514 Merrell 19-May-13 16:43
Re: Logbook doubts 446 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 09:38
Re: Logbook doubts 407 Merrell 20-May-13 13:29
Re: Logbook doubts 533 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 13:58
Re: Logbook doubts 416 Merrell 20-May-13 14:55
Re: Logbook doubts 437 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 18:46
Re: Logbook doubts 474 HungryHun 20-May-13 22:02
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Re: Logbook doubts 451 sfbey 20-May-13 23:23
Re: Logbook doubts 445 Thanos5150 20-May-13 23:35
Re: Logbook doubts 454 sfbey 21-May-13 15:41
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Re: Logbook doubts 338 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 23:38
Re: Logbook doubts 364 Merrell 21-May-13 21:34
Re: Logbook doubts 372 Audrey 22-May-13 02:34
Re: Logbook doubts 417 Merrell 21-May-13 21:58
Re: Logbook doubts 435 Sirfiroth 22-May-13 10:42
Re: Logbook doubts 392 Merrell 22-May-13 11:43
Re: Logbook doubts 375 Sirfiroth 22-May-13 17:44
Re: Logbook doubts 318 Nejc 22-May-13 23:18
Re: Logbook doubts 314 cladking 23-May-13 00:51
Re: Logbook doubts 323 Merrell 23-May-13 08:41
Re: Logbook doubts 354 Martin Stower 20-May-13 19:19
Re: Logbook doubts 267 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 19:35
Re: Logbook doubts 395 Martin Stower 21-May-13 17:59
Moderator Warning 465 JonnyMcA 21-May-13 20:12
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Re: exercise elementary caution about sources 344 Thunderbird 20-May-13 19:36
Re: Logbook doubts 387 Audrey 22-May-13 02:50
Re: Logbook doubts 332 Merrell 22-May-13 12:53
Re: Logbook doubts 309 Audrey 24-May-13 01:48
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Re: Logbook doubts 224 Audrey 24-May-13 01:41
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Re: Logbook doubts 207 Thunderbird 17-May-13 22:40
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Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 244 Thanos5150 16-May-13 23:11
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Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 231 cladking 16-May-13 21:50
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Re: William Wilberforce, crook 199 Martin Stower 13-May-13 16:53
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 235 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 17:40
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Re: William Wilberforce, crook 162 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 19:23
Moderator Caution #2 154 Hoppy 15-May-13 14:18
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 187 Martin Stower 15-May-13 14:52
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 223 Nejc 11-May-13 13:47
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Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 215 Audrey 12-May-13 07:59
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 196 JonnyMcA 12-May-13 09:58
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 248 HungryHun 12-May-13 13:00
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 189 HungryHun 13-May-13 12:46
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Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 196 HungryHun 13-May-13 19:36
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 185 Martin Stower 15-May-13 15:04
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 188 HungryHun 16-May-13 10:03
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 194 Martin Stower 16-May-13 10:47
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 172 Merrell 16-May-13 16:33
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 195 Martin Stower 18-May-13 15:02
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