Last week I reviewed Scott Creighton’s new book, The Great Pyramid Hoax, and I’m sure many readers will find the discussion of my review on the Graham Hancock website message board to be both instructive and amusing. There, critics contend that I had no business reviewing the book because I am a “blogger” and lack the necessary advanced degrees to credibly evaluate whether Creighton, a Scottish engineer and AboveTopSecret.com message board moderator, was able to develop a coherent argument. It’s amusing that I supposedly need greater credentials than either Creighton or Graham Hancock possess to evaluate whether Creighton was able to meet the basic requirements of argumentation. Apparently it is unfair to apply the simple test of asking whether, if we take Creighton’s evidence at face value, it supports the conclusion he derives from it.
In lieu of a lengthier blog post today, however, I would like to direct you to the Archaeological Fantasies podcast No. 56, in which I discussed H. P. Lovecraft, ancient Egypt, and a host of other topics with Jeb Card and Sarah Head. We recorded the discussion a few weeks ago, and I think you’ll enjoy it. It even gives a few hints at the real-life book that seems to be the model for the Necronomicon. Let’s just say that King Surid and Nyarlathotep might have more in common than you think.
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