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reader comments: pyramidiocy

28 June 2009

I was in the impression a skeptic should have a neutral stand with an emphasis on being corrected if that is possible.

Well, that is possible.

Many of your allegations on pyramidiots are highly biased and unfounded. For example, people do not believe aliens built the pyramid : that is a distortion of the Egyptian mythology about Thoth, the God, as the builder of the great pyramid.

Just as Egyptians had a mytho about their Gods being the first pharaohs.

The myth persists, to these days, of the great pyramid having been built by Thoth. So what?

As for a flood, well, geology, archeology, paleonthology ALL assume such a flood happened nowadays. National Geographics and NY Times?

And this is one of three highly controversial discoveries of this kind.

And so on and so forth, I have here a bullet list of.. say.. 40 references - factual and verified by science - which make your article look like a piece of hostile crock.

But do you have the courage to see your opinions dismantled the TRUE skeptic way by someone who got documented on both perspectives and post me?


Ok, let's make the most of your time sweetness : you're in for a lawsuit on charges of and public discrimination - and I am starting a petition to get you down, in addition to getting you treated appropriately.

No need to thank me for the ABC of politeness, that is a public service, to you and the world.


reply: And the Yahoo meteorologist says it's going to be 107 °F here today.


16 May 2000
I work in an office building at L'Enfant Plaza in Washington DC. Recently, the quadrangle in front of my building was renovated to modernize and waterproof it. One of the highlights of the new design is a massive skylight in the shape of a right rectangular pyramid.

The pyramid is over a sitting area on the shopping mall, one level down.

I've been keeping my eyes on the sitting area to observe any significant pyramid-generated effects. I felt I had to report the first of them.

Overnight, actually over a weekend, what was originally a bleak area with a few benches and some empty planters has become a jungle! Plants are everywhere! They are not seedlings or sprouts, but full-grown, mature plants. Obviously, the pyramid focusing the solar energy into this previously-unlighted area caused a previously unknown rate of photosynthesis. Plants which are obviously several years old sprang up as if drawn there by some cosmic force. I'm convinced the pyramid caused this, there can't be any other reason.

I'll keep watching the pyramid area and report any more unusual or unexplainable events.

I have to stop at this point. My tongue hurts too much for keeping it firmly in my cheek for so long.

Andrew Kapust

3 Jan 2000 
Thank you for your overview of pyramidiotical pseudoscience. I was hoping that you might one day pay attention to all the BS going around surrounding Ancient Egypt. My only complaint is that the isn't extensive enough, but then the subject deserves a debunking site of its own.

If you can tolerate lots of nonsensical mail on top of what you're already getting, I could mention the page on www.guardians.net, a major Ancient Egypt site. While the main thrust of the site and its bulletin board is scientific and archeological, it attracts quite a few 'fringe' people who need educating (of course, some of them are immune to education).
Reinder Dijkhuis



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