We can all think independently and use our intelligence to weigh up an alternative position. Obviously quite a lot of people are interested in the alternative position I have offered and I am certain that all my readers have reached their own independent and intelligent conclusions about it -- either for or against.
But they wouldn't have had the opportunity to do that if I hadn't put the alternative position out there in the first place in a fairly forceful and prominent manner.
I mean, it seems obvious to me. I don't see why you can't get this simple point.
Another thing. You obviously don't know much about the book trade (or are you going to come back and tell me that in addition to being a cartographic expert and a PADI divemaster you are also a bookseller??)
What I know is this: when books sell well it is first and foremost because they are a good read on a subject that is interesting to a large number of people. Obviously a challenge to what people thought was "true history" is an interesting subject.
I look forward to getting your fully-thought-out Piri Reis critique which will go up on this site and will be published as an appendix in a forthcoming edition of Fingerprints -- as I proposed in earlier postings.
All the best, Graham