Doctor Scratch wrote:
So, Hamblin is singling out Kevin, Paul, and Bob Loblaw? I guess I'm missing his point. Is he just trying to indicate that these people don't have PhDs in Egyptology? Or is he holding them up as examples because he has no real answer to the more topical criticism posted by Mortal Man?
I think he begrudgingly issued the "clarification" because Mortal Man pushed him to clarify what he was referring to, and perhaps in response to Kish and others noting that some of us on this thread were actually NOT criticizing John Gee's work in Egyptology. Kevin and Paul, however, did criticize Gee's Egyptology:
Kevin Graham wrote:
If it weren’t for your testimony getting you all these favors at your Church’s University, you’d never be able to get a job anywhere else because you have no credibility outside the small herd of sheep you keep lying to
You make me sick, Gee. You are the worst Egyptologist on the planet and will be remembered as such
If Bill had been clearer in his OP as to who he was referring to, then I wouldn't have called him out for it here because I agree with Kish on this. I certainly don't have the expertise to evaluate John Gee's work in Egyptology sufficiently to claim that he is the world's "worst Egyptologist" or that no one would hire him outside of BYU.
ETA: But thanks Bill for referring to me as "rabble" in your clarification. Every time people try to tell me that I formed the wrong impression of you 15 years ago, you go right ahead and do something classless like that again to reinforce my initial impression.