kmt_sesh on Mar 13 2009, 11:51 PM, said:
Your post deserves a lot more response but it will have to wait for right now.
You misunderstand how I view the field of egyptology. I have not only great
respect for most of the researchers but a lot of respect for the body of work.
I know it didn't come easy and it required skill, effort, and scholarship. But
this doesn't mean it's right.
I still don't think I'm denigrating egyptologists but sometimes in frustration I
might take out a little of it on what I percieve as the field of egyptology.
I have a huge respect for 19th century scientists and really believe they were
the best crop the world has yet produced. But that doesn't mean they were
right. Doctors killed most of their patients because they couldn't be bothered
to wash their hands between operations. I'm sorry but to me that nullifies al-
most all the good they did. Perhaps even moreso. Their knowledge and skill
were great. But their patients died.
If egyptology is wrong then they are going to look more foolish for resisting
the obvious than for being wrong. Why not just prove me wrong and be done
with it? How many "coincidences" have to be found before someone with the
knowledge to know what he's seeing actually takes a look and says yeah or
Either I'm right and being ignored or I'm wrong and being allowed to make a
fool out of myself. In either case I have a very legitimate beef against the
powers that be. ...or at least the field of egyptology.