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The pyramid was built by human engineers

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The Eloquent Peasant
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Why the aliens did NOT build the pyramids
August 24th, 2007 byMargaret
 
It has always
 
pained me a great deal that somany people all over the world are genuinely
 
fascinated by ancient Egypt and yet they are sowoefully misinformed by
 
sensationalist media,
so
-
called documentaries based inpseudoscience, and the
 
fantasy world of Hollywood. No other ancient civilization is souniversally
 
recognized and yet so thoroughlymisunderstood. Sadly, Egyptologists are often
 
so frustrated by this that theywant nothing to do with the situation; it
s not
 
 just a matter of educatingpeople, it
s completely reeducating them
trying to
 
reverse the damagecaused by
The Mummy’ and even the Discovery
 
Channel.When I tell people that I
m studying Egyptology, people always
 
assume thatthis means pyramids and mummies, the only things they know about
 
Egypt.In fact these areas are so popular that they are overrun by untrained
 
theorists
 
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and most Egyptologists shun them rather than tackling all of the
 
misinformation. Sometimes I can hardly blame them
even as a lowlystudent, I was
 
once approached at a conference by a man who wanted toshow me the home
 
experiments that he
d carried out, pulling miniaturepyramid blocks in his
 
backyard! The sad thing though is that many peopleprefer madcap theories to the
 
truth, especially when genuine research ispresented in dry academic speak 
 
rather than the exciting Indiana Jones
-
style
of tv.Once I was actually
 
asked in all seriousness for my professional opinion onwhether alien build the
 
pyramids. The man said:
There
s so muchdiscussion of the alien theory that
 
there must be something to it, right?
.
Well, my short answer would be,
No.
 
There isn
t anything to it at all.
’ My
longer answer will follow, with a
 
thorough dissection of the centralarguments of the alien theory and why they
 
are wrong. I think the mainreason the theory is so popular is that people like
 
to believe in things, thingsthat are much bigger than themselves, whether it
’s
god or aliens. But oftenpeople also want proof and they seek to find it in the
 
pyramids and otherancient monuments. It
s no wonder that the pyramids are
 
incredible enoughthat they inspire people to believe the unbelievable. I myself 
 
don
t think there
s anything wrong with postulating that there might be other
 
life outthere in the universe, but I also don
t believe in robbing humanity of 
 
pride inits achievements.I think it
s rather more inspiring to think 
 
that human beings, our ownancestors, created such spectacular monumental
 
achievements. However,some people see the concept of civilization as
 
progressive, that humans onlycontinue to improve upon the past, so they think 
 
that just because we areuncertain about how the pyramids were built and we
 
ourselves wouldstruggle to replicate their achievement, it is impossible that
 
humans of thepast could have done it.They say that since the pyramids of 
 
Giza were built about 4500 years ago,people back then couldn
t have been
 
skilled enough to do it. However,
we
re ignoring that numerous remarkable
 
developments were happening allthose millennia ago. There are many things that
 
were discovered in thedistant past that still serve us today. The Egyptians
 
made many brilliantinnovations (something I will have to write more about in
 
another post)
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simple things that we still use today, which have barely changed
 
over themillennia since they first conceived, from the earliest forms of paper
 
andink, to the 24 hour day.People say that since we wouldn
t be able to
 
build pyramids today, that theEgyptians couldn
t have done it, but it
s not
 
 just building of the pyramidsthat couldn
t be replicated today. It
s hard to
 
imagine ever being able to pulltogether the resources, power, money, skilled
 
craftsmen, and architectsneeded to build one of the great gothic cathedrals in
 
this day and age. It justcouldn
t happen. This isn
t something to be ashamed of 
 
though, we simplyuse different technologies and have different priorities these
 
days. While wecouldn
t build another Notre Dame Cathedral or Great Pyramid,
 
modernstructures like the Eiffel Tower or the Gherkin wouldn
t have been
 
possibleback then either. Pyramids
were
 
possible simply because the entireeconomy, resources, and population of the
 
Egyptian civilization was underthe control of a single omnipotent ruler, who
 
could mobilize them all into amonumental building project.To argue that
 
 just because we don
t know every detail about how thepyramids were built would
 
be a logical fallacy
an argument fromignorance
and does not prove that aliens
 
must have built them. We have somuch evidence that strongly indicates that the
 
Egyptians themselves wereresponsible for building the pyramids. We have
 
archaeological evidence of their construction
remains of the quarries, roads,
 
tools, records of theworkers and the towns in which they lived. We know
why
 
they built themand we can even observe
 
their lengthy and imperfect evolution before theyreached their architectural
peak with the Great Pyramid.To properly address the issues out there, I
will cite from a number of websites that support the theory that aliens built
 
the pyramids and some of the comments that individuals have posted there, and
 
explain why they areincorrect. I randomly chose a number of sites from the top
 
Google searchhits for aliens and pyramids. I don
t want to single anyone out or
 
anything,so I won
t use any names attached to the comments. The various
 
websitesfrom which they derive are listed at the end of this post.
I am
 
no great pyramid expert myself, so I must acknowledge an enormousdebt to the
 
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