> Or it might, if he hadn't gone on to suggest exactly the
(Lehner, Complete Pyramids, 1997, 106-7)
> The formal symmetry of the pyramid complexes at Giza inspires
> many pyramid enthusiasts to look for more alignments, always
> with the suspicion of hidden meanings or lost treasures. A
> theory of Robert Bauval suggests that the Giza diagonal is
> inspired by the stars in the belt of the constellation Orion,
> which the Egyptians saw as a symbol of Osiris. But when the
> map of Orion is positioned over that of Giza and nearby
> pyramids, it is clear that there are stars in Orion for which
> there are no matching pyramids, and pyramids for which there
> are no stars in Orion, or any other constellation.
Of course the little pyramids could just serve as exclamation marks for the big ones or have been infrastructure associated with their construction. They may have been markers to help "read" the pyramids or the information such as the calendar or clock functions. If we don't even know siuch basic things as how they built the great pyramids and our beliefs are at odds with what the builders said as to function (they clearly called thjem "kas" rather than tombs), then why should anyone accept conclusions based on nothing more than there aren't billions and billions of pyramids laid out exactly like the night sky. Or to put it another way; when you're building 6 1/ 2 million ton representations of something so ephemeral that it "twinkles" you might be more circumspect in just exactly how well you want to have a perfect replication.
If a God made those stars He'd probably agree to the statement that it took a great deal more work to build a pyramid. Of course I'd never pretend to know His (Her) mind nor do I have any idea the work involved in bringing stars into existence. I simply find the argument weak and too little too late after a series of word games. It's the same thing when it comes to argument he makes for ramps. First he concludes ramps then "proves" it with the contention they had no other technology to do it with.
Jeesh. Egyptologists get away with murder but alts get called on things that are patently obviously true.