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Peering into the Chasm

I thought it was an interesting statement made by Robert Eisenman about the book Caesar's Messiah. "If what Joseph Atwill is saying is only partially true, we are looking into the abyss."

That's about as close as you will get to positive peer review. It's tough to find people who are knowledgeable enough to critique an alternative idea and are willing to actually do it. Your peers typically are also your rivals, as was the case for Ray Davis. And for mainstream academics the independent researcher is the enemy. These are ignored if possible, and if not, then they receive only polemics not objective reviews. I have found only one Egyptologist, Daniel Kolos (www.horemheb.com) of Canada, who has been willing to even half-heartedly look at my work, and that after much pestering on my part.

I was contacted last year by someone proposing to make a very similar venue as you propose for alternative researchers. It was to be web based and required a subscription to receive articles, etc. that they were to produce. I told them it wouldn't work for me. Wish I could remember the URL, if it still exists, so I could share it with you.

If I myself were a peer reviewer of Ralph Ellis, or others, it would be very difficult for me to be objective as well. I am highly committed to my own work and have a natural bias.

Sorry to be so negative. Possibly with enough time, money, influence, and the right approach, it could work. Or possibly something already exists that is close to being useful, and you could just tap into that and encourage it in the right direction.

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