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 Da niken’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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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. Because there is very little science in the book, you see.

Chariots of The Gods

The zeal of a lone crusader in a planet full of evil, lethargic scientists was he! Lists with This Book. I wanted to hear their theories on all the amazing feats accomplished but they chose to give very straightforward answers that while they make it easier to understand don’t really seem to fit. But his speculations, the assertions as they are shown and presented in Chariots of the Gods and rhe other and similar books have always erih a rather nastily bitter taste in my mouth, a feeling that the author in many ways actually tends to actively despise humanity, and that he especially despises and cannot accept the fact that individuals like the Mayans, the Egyptians, the Aztects were able to create, to think with cleverness and intelligence read their OWN cleverness and intelligence.

Etich the book I noticed that he would insert his theory into conversations about real science and drop in discussion by real scientists and yet not draw the distinction between the established idea and his idea. Several have also been made into films. Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: Retrieved 20 March Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: He is also a convicted felon, having spent time in prison on several counts of fraud and other financial crimes.


Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously diken, it must have been someone from space. A similar internationally bestselling book, titled Crash Go The Chariots and written by Clifford Wilson, had already been published in The author raises some important and intriguing questions, but I can’t recommend that readers pay for a book of questions.

The fact that he really demonstrated a lack of knowledge on ghe space part is one thing, but I got the distinct impression that he had misunderstood what the past was like. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of hhe Gods is a work dni,en monumental importance–the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens.

I also hope for the continuing popularity of dnoken like Chariots of the Gods? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Anyone who argues otherwise formed their judgments before reading this book.

I still think it’s pretty cool, but maybe I don’t think about aliens as much as I did then. Some of them of course are little out there but at least it opens you up to think on eeich grand scales. Latest Discoveries and Research.

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Refresh and try again. From Jesus Christ to Elvis Presley, every culture tells us of high-flying bird men who zoom around the world creating magnificent works of art and choosing willing followers to share in the eternal glory from beyond the stars. See all 3 questions about Chariots of The Gods….

It is central to his thesis which was far from original to him that all ancient peoples were moronic, capable only of c Chariots of the Gods?

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When I was young I was convinced that aliens had visited us on many occasions. Every detail of early history and prehistory, and an array of physical artifacts, are interpreted in light of this claim, and these interpretations are then advanced as “evidence” for it. 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.

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What we have is a book-long rant of a crackpot enthusiast who cannot even get his mythology correct. May 30, Hadrian rated it did not like it Shelves: I gave it 3. The documentary was narrated by Rod Serling.

Chariots of the Gods?

It must be said that if the author had employed his skills at spinning a yarn in fiction then he would have made a fantastic sci-fi author. Thi In one Goodreads group which some of my friends belong to, they’re having a discussion of the ethics of giving a book a one-star rating with no explanatory review; one person likened the practice to a drive-by shooting.

View all 13 comments. Not once in this book does he claim to have such proof, and he repeats that over and over.

It took me 20 years to find closure. Retrieved 30 January View all 4 comments. Retrieved 6 March Clearly the author believed that ancient man was a stupid religious being.

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Retrieved 15 March I soon lost my grin, became profoundly curious, and what followed fniken a wonderful experience, unusual in evert respect, an undertaking which was done exclusively in my spare time, since NASA, my employer, is not engaged in such matters.

Jun 06, Tony rated it did not like it Shelves: What I do know is that any civilization advanced enough to visit us would be so far beyond us at this point that it is perfectly feasible that they would be able to do so undetected as we already have stealth technologies that evade our own detection to a large degree and we are centuries, if not millenia from deep space travel.

Oct 07, Yigal Zur rated it liked it.