Egyptian Pyramids....Science fiction or ingenuity?

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Buddy of mine came over yesterday and we did the typical round of BS claims, or at least he did.
I have told him repeatedly over the years, smoking pot rots the mind, but does he ever listen? ( No )
So, he's been researching the Pyrimids on YouTube and has embraced a click-bait claim that a super intelligent culture ( as great as modern day science and maybe even greater ) existed and built the Egyptian Pyramids more than 12,000 years ago.
But wait, it gets better.
The YouTuber guy also built an argument that this culture was on a global scale and existed in residence all around the Earth.

OK....now we're dealing with a guy in coocoo land and he's convinced my buddy that a giant meteor that hit in Greenland killed off this world wide civilization that was more advanced than our's with a cold 'nuclear' winter.
So I said, if they were so advanced, why didn't they just turn up the thermostats in their homes and ride it out.

He didn't see the humor and got kinda PO'ed. :D
But I think it had value. If they were so advanced, why did they disappear leaving only a bunch of stone block monuments?

This morning I remembered a relatively recent theory on how the Egyptians built those structures, so I did a search and found this right away.

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/world/africa/23iht-pyramid.1.12259608.html

https://www.rediff.com/news/2006/dec/01look.htm

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/howold2.html

As theories go,the above seems much more reasonable than space aliens or the video my buddy was claiming as scientific evidence.
The YouTuber:
https://www.patreon.com/BrightInsight

A link to much of his non sense:

( or do a YouTube search for "egyptians didn't build the pyramids" )


I am now convinced that YouTube is a vast wasteland :D

But I digress, what theories, big or small, lucid or insane, do you have on who built the Pyramids of Egypt and how did they do it?
 
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Don't tell anybody, but I built them :D using a catapult to fling the stone blocks up to the next level
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I'll go with slaves building and Egyptians designing. As for how, no clue, outside of brute force. Maybe they were built upside down in a sand hole, then sand pulled away on one side to flip it upright in one piece. And, no, I do not believe in flat earth.

Happy holidays to all!!
 

Johnny b

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Merry Christmas, guys :)

May the force be with you because if you're building pyramids, you're gonna need it :D
 

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Um... Calipers?

"Calipers? That's utterly ridiculous. Maybe long ago, you could just find calipers in every household..."

Good luck getting your buddy to see some sense on this one.
 

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..........

"Calipers? That's utterly ridiculous. Maybe long ago, you could just find calipers in every household..."

..........................


LOL!
Had to google that.
Yeah, long ago he imaged himself as a gamer.

Now he's trying to convince me there's something to that crazy General that was trying to build a 'psychic soldier'. The one the movie 'Men Who Stare at Goats' was patterned after.

The real Stubblebine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Stubblebine

Crazy Stubblebine and 9/11:

The things people believe on YouTube :rolleyes:
 

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I don't know who built them. But they are really impressive. The Ruins in mexico are awesome.
 
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I don't know who built them. But they are really impressive. The Ruins in mexico are awesome.
That's what DC will look like by the time Trump is out of office or similar to "Logan's Run" DC. #sad.
 

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The general consensus is slaves built the Pyramids but recent discoveries of these ‘slaves’ tombs erected near the Pyramids shows they were not slaves but workers who were paid, fed, housed, clothed.
https://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/01/12/egypt-new-find-shows-slaves-didnt-build-pyramids
The people who believe the Pyramids were built 10.000 years ago either are going on carbon dating of the stones (which just shows the age of the stone not when it was cut & used) or have been watching Stargate.
While I would believe the Sphinx’s head once was larger that it is now & has been changed to show the Pharaoh I don’t believe it is that old.
 

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Stones can't be carbon dated.
To radiocarbon date, the object must be part of a once living organism.

Stargate :D, probably, or just another youtube video lol!
 

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First sentence in your link:

It was an odd sensation climbing over the Great Pyramid, looking for minute flecks of charcoal or other datable material .....
Radiocarbon dating always is done by testing organics.
The stone itself could be millions of years older than the organic material found.
 

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Thanks.
I bet they dated organic material found in the Tomb & these theorists are using that the ‘prove’ the age of the Pyramids. :LOL:
 

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