Will Schryver wrote:
This means, of course, that there was very little space between each successive layer of papyrus in the rolled up scroll, much as in the image of the scroll (BM EA10748) I posted earlier:
I see some pretty large gaps between layers; especially center left.
Mortal Man would have you all believe that his 700 micron value is merely an “upper bound” for the thickness of each layer. But that is a deception on his part, and he knows it. In order for his admission of the tightness of the scroll winding to be reconciled with the predicted thickness of each winding layer, the papyrus itself must be very near 700 microns in thickness.
I see, since you keep going around in circles, that this is all you've got. I encourage you to hold onto it until your paper is published.
This is why he wrote earlier in this thread:
… your measurements appear to be off by 300-500 microns.
… I believe that the average physical thickness is not much less than 700 microns.
I applaud your skill in deleting the "Nevertheless," and recontextualizing my comments. To reiterate, the issue of physical thickness is a sideshow
. It's mildly interesting in its own right, hence my previous comments, but has no bearing on our results.
To your credit, I should mention that your thickness measurements do
have bearing on John Gee's results They demonstrate that his effective
thickness of 53 microns cannot be correct (which, again to your credit, you have already acknowledged).
He understands very well that the output of his calculations dictates a physical thickness of the papyrus in the neighborhood of 700 microns. His talk of this value merely representing an “upper bound” for the thickness is an obfuscatory tactic born of his fear that the scroll of Hor, in reality, is nowhere near 700 microns in thickness.
Contrary to your assertions, I think that most people, if they pause and think about it for a few moments, can see what I'm talking about.
… a Ptolemaic-era scroll containing a portion of the Egyptian Book of the Dead was recently unrolled and its various physical dimensions were recorded. It was a little over 3 cm (~1.2 inches) in diameter before it was opened, and its length, once unrolled, was about 7 meters (~23 feet). I’ll let Chap do the math in order to determine the effective thickness of each layer.
If its "various physical dimensions were recorded" then how thick is it?
I call those bold words for a disbeliever so intimidated by Mormonism that he refuses to confront it openly, but instead cowers hypocritically in the shadows of his secret apostasy.
I say, "Bring 'em on." Like Han Solo, I prefer a straight fight to all this sneaking around.
What all of these ambitious debunkers of Mormonism have never realized is that the Book of Abraham is not inside the coffin. The coffin is merely a metaphor for their faith.
That's beautiful Will, you truly have a gift.
I hope that once we've passed through this veil of tears, you'll come visit me in Hell so we can reminisce about all the good times we've shared.