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. Von Daniken’s sequels to this book, “Gods from Outer Space” and “The Gold of The Gods” are also selling well, as are flocks of imitations. The popularity of such .
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Jun 21, Natalie Wright rated it it was ok Shelves: I have always been intrigued about the daniien of alien life, so, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject.
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 daniksn a deliberate fraud, and he subsequently defended the fraud as an ethically legitimate way of getting people to believe him. 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.
Von Daniken’s thesis which sold a surprising number of books, and has made him a prosperous man is that, from the Old Stone Age down into the ancient Iron Age, Earth was repeatedly visited, on all parts of the globe, by advanced aliens who are danikn for all of mankind’s religions, and for virtually all the architectural and scientific achievements of the ancient world. In that, this book holds true even today.
It took me 20 years to find closure. It’s easier to believe something ridiculous like alien visitation before the more likely explanation of regular Earth people having the ability to puzzle things out for themselves. Had I not had my 2nd husband’s loving support, I don’t think I would have lived. Many scientists and historians have rejected his ideas, claiming that the book’s conclusions were based on faulty, pseudoscientific evidence, some of which was later demonstrated to be fraudulent or fabricated, and under illogical premises.
Von Daniken blithely ignores close to a century of archaeological and anthropological theory so that he can tilt at the windmills of some imagined scientific “establishment. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?
Because there is very little science in the book, you see. I found the writing difficult to read. View all 24 comments. Disciple of the GodsLondon: 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.
Paperbackpages. Conspiracy theory researchers, rumour mongers. After some time, even the most gullible reader will feel that this is to borrow from Wodehouse “pure apple-sauce”.
Not once in this book does he claim to have such proof, and he repeats that over and over. I’m also anti- Ellie wrote: Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. Rather, the prose is so chariotw, the editing so horrible, the sentences so run-on, it was hard to plod through.
But if you want to read pure, concentrated bullshit, pick up Chariots of the Gods. Coming at this from the background of astrophysics I can see enough misrepresentation of facts, falsities and misconceptions within his description of basic physics to lose trust in the author. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
I still think it’s pretty cool, but maybe I don’t think about aliens as much as I did then. Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite fi Let me start thr by saying that I do not accept this as the truth, however the some of ideas are not as far-fetched as they might seem at first. Chariots of the Gods and Messages of the Gods.
Index of ufology articles. I can’t charipts going off on the same vein again – How can anyone imagine talking animals? People who automatically disregard Daniken because his notions may sound “bizarre” need to do their own research and experience things.
An amalgamation of lies, half truths and hearsay all stuck together with the glue of one man’s passion. View all 3 comments. It I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. Retrieved 15 March From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.