THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited . Erich von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance— the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient.

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Who really is the more advanced, them or us? Thanks for telling us about the problem. List of scientific skeptics Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The thing that had me shaking my head in amusement was when the author tried to draw some deep meaning about how these certain temples are connected to the length of the year on Venus and then get that figure wrong.

Latest Discoveries and Research. On the other hand, there were some mistakes in my earlier books.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

You could look at it as training in how to build a good healthy scepticism. Pseudo-History in the Classroom”. I thee know if I’d go that far just og, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility.

SSR 1 2 Oct 07, Can all these related phenomena merely be dismissed as coincidence? The book was extensively rewritten by its editor, Wilhelm Roggersdorf a pen name of the German screenwriter Wilhelm “Utz” Utermann.

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Ask yourself why you daniien or one tend to disregard his information as rubbish. Jun 06, Tony rated it did not like it Shelves: I think for us to stand here on one infinitely insignificant world among countless billions or trillions in the “known” universe and state “we are it and we are the best” is ridiculous beyond my ability to put into words.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As long as that prevails, works like these will keep ov attaining best-selling status. See all 3 questions about Chariots of The Gods…. Throughout the book he underestimated the ingenuity of the people of the past and tries to create a image of them as being stupid and helpless.


But if you want od read pure, concentrated bullshit, pick up Chariots of the Gods.

Main stream scientists don’t seem to like facing the possibility of things they themselves consider impossible, where as this theory doesn’t like to discredit anything truly probable. View all 16 comments. One reason I love the ancient astronaut theory is because it brings light to all the thing archaeology conveniently “overlooks”.

Putting aside the shortcomings of the prose, the book also did not fulfill its promise of showing evidence for aliens having visited Earth in the ancient past.

He is also a convicted felon, having spent time in prison on several counts of fraud and other financial crimes. His claims regarding at least two of these “artifacts” were demonstrated, and subsequently admitted by him, to be false; the PBS series Nova unmasked one of them as a deliberate fraud, and he subsequently defended the fraud as an ethically legitimate way of getting people to believe him.

Retrieved 15 March I have changed the way I think about the facts now, but this book was one of the first books I ever read that made me consider an alternate narrative to mainstream thought From his books two full-length documentary films have been produced: Just doing research won’t carry one completely to the end of one’s journey, but only half way.

It goes like this: In my opinion, I feel that these kinds of things being told to us is just another way to brainwash people into thinking that it’s non-existent. Von Daniken theorized that many of Earth’s most amazing structures and landmarks like the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, the Moai of Easter Island, the Nazca lines in Peru, and cart-ruts in Malta and Australia had been influenced or utilized by these benevolent beings from beyond.

Not once in this book does he claim to have such proof, and he repeats that over and over. What do you hope a new generation of readers might absorb and understand from Chariots of the Gods?

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Jun 21, Natalie Wright rated it it was ok Shelves: I can’t resist going off on the same vein again – How can anyone imagine talking animals? Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. The most unusual theories about why the mysterious monument was built”.


Searching for saniken Ark of the Covenant: The author would present intriguing mysteries from the historic record and archeological sites, then lead the reader to question it often making extreme assumptionsthen drop a bunch of questions.

Von Daniken, in Chariots of the Gods, has looked across broad geographic regions, evidences, and time periods to assemble a host of information that contradicts the chzriots interpretation that ancient civilizations were less advanced than our own. Because there is very little science in the book, you charots. Retrieved March 15, Had I not had my 2nd husband’s loving chriots, I don’t think I would have lived. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is, of course, one of, if not the, classic works of pseudoarchaeology and UFOlogy.

Sep 30, Belhor rated it it was ok Shelves: I feel that every grey area, every part of history obscured by the fog of time, is exploited and made to fit somewhere into his sprawling untidy theory.

For the godw film, see Chariots of the Gods film. I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B. Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it mu I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool. Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing. I gave it 3. Search for Ancient Technology”.

Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies Tag: Von Daniken himself has no scientific or archaeological credentials –the blurb on one edition of this book calls him an “autodidact” in archaeology, which means self-taught, but sounds more impressive in Greek– but he does have two documented prison terms for fraud and embezzlement under his belt. Our picture of our past and even of our present, with such near-sighted and limited technology erkch our disposal is danuken underdeveloped.