Philip Coppens Responds
Earlier today I invited Philip Coppens to email me the response to my blog post about his claim that Imhotep receive "non-human" assistance in building Djoser's step pyramid for publication on my blog. Instead, Mr. Coppens posted his lengthy statement as several comments to my previous blog post. (Perhaps he does not trust me to copy and paste his words correctly?) Since this requires much more work on my part to format for the blog, I have decided to forgo my original plan to run his comments and my own as separate posts. Instead, I will run them in parallel as two columns. Mr. Coppens' comments appear at left, and my comments are in green at right. Please read my original post first to understand what follows.
10/3/2012 11:26:51 am
Good grief, Charlie Brown!
10/3/2012 11:31:06 am
This is more fun than Christmas when MY family gets together with my in-laws and they engage in a verbal showdown about the Texas Longhorns versus the Texas Aggies.
10/3/2012 02:49:31 pm
Wait a minute!
10/3/2012 11:24:50 pm
Please. As you will see in Cthulhu in World Mythology, if I argue the "other side" (even as a joke) it will be much stronger and more coherent than this.
10/3/2012 05:19:44 pm
An excellent and interesting post as usual, but one I had to take a little time to research myself to decide on. After reading the M. Lichtheim translation of the stela, I have to agree it's a horribly mis-used quote with no connection to the pyramids or even building.
10/3/2012 11:27:15 pm
Exactly. Khnum is speaking of the gifts provided by the Nile flood, none of which is the "knowledge" of pyramid building.
10/4/2012 12:15:37 am
Anyone with half a brain in their non alien influenced evolutionary path can see these ancient alien spoofers are just that. Idiots with nothing better to do than renounce thousands of scientific facts and blurt out absolute bullshit day after day, week after week. the history channel is a disgrace for filling our childrens heads with completely fabricated non scientific, most often than not laughable fairy storied about aliens moving rocks for past humans. Fair play to you for debunking these FOOLS. They make me sick to be honest, why they don't go spend their time doing something constructive, like get a fucking DEGREE in some kind of worthwhile science is beyond me.
10/4/2012 01:26:21 am
Woah there, lil' fireball. Do you really think you represent a higher level of thinking with all those nasty words?
terry the censor
10/8/2012 07:30:06 pm
Coppens cannot produce proper evidence for his statement that, "Imhotep says that the knowledge through which he was able to construct the pyramids was given to him by non-human intelligences." His quotation from the Famine Stela clearly does not support the statement.
10/8/2013 07:25:05 pm
I must say your all posts providing the treasure of information to all viewers and visitors.
8/10/2015 03:24:54 pm
Philip was very arrogant and dictatorial, like Tsoukalos and the other lazy people who could't get a scientific degree, but like to demean all the hard work brought on by industrious and rational people throughout the centuries. The "orthodox", the "mainstream", the "establisment", etc, that these peddlers of idiotic books love to hate. Sadly I only realized that now, and feel less sorry for his premature departure.
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