A letter from David Martin about Davidovits’ pyramid theory that illustrates how narrow minded people behaved when facing such problem.
In your book,”The Pyramids”, you discuss possible casting methods for the casing stones of the Great Pyramid and Red Pyramid. You mention that there were inscriptions on the bottoms of these blocks, indicating they were cast upside down, then turned over. I am not Egyptologist, so please excuse my ignorance, but what did these inscriptions say, and what was the purpose of even having them on there?
Also, I recently obtained copies of the articles printed by yourselves and those of Cambell, Folk, et, al.. hoping to better understand the science of geopolymers. I think I have more questions than ever before now! Your opponents do make some interesting counterpoints to the cast-in-place theory, but they also fail to address other key points in your book:
What do they have to say about the quartzite burial chamber of Amenemhet III?
Or the famine stele?
What is there counter to your theory about the Grand Gallery in the Great Pyramid?
What do they make of the mafkat mining?
In the decade since your book was published, has anyone more eloquently tied together so many aspects of Egyptian history and technology?
Has anyone countered your interpretation of Pliny’s description of “murrhine vases”?
Are your opponents simply exploiting what little “cracks in your armor” and simply ignoring those parts of your theory that they cannot reasonably dispute?
Has anyone taken up your challenge concerning the famine stele and any other hieroglyphic texts that support your theory?
All the answers are either “they ignore it” or “they don’t disagree with my interpretations”.