Yesterday, I watched this show on Netflix called “The Pyramid Code.” I was looking to see if I could glean any story ideas from it since a type of pyramid appears in some of my current series (or, will, I should say). However, I came across something else worth talking about.After all, it stands for "piled high and deep".
For example, one of the “experts” shown on the program is Dr. Carmen Boulter from the University of Calgary.
Now, some of the stuff in the program sounds really cool, but I wanted to see what Dr. Boulter’s background was. I could hardly believe the line of reasoning presented in the program was something being seriously believed by egyptologists, even a minority of them.
Well, it turns out that Dr. Boulter was indeed an instructor at the University of Calgary until 2011 (the program was filmed in 2009). However, it turns out that she was part of the education department. In other words, she wasn’t an egyptologist at all.
So, the driving force behind this program, apparently, is someone with no formal training on the subject.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
A Ph.D. Can Be a License to Fudge, Exaggerate, or Misinform
For example, this writer has discovered that information gleaned through professionals featured in digital media may be suspect:
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