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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The zeal of a lone crusader in a planet full of evil, lethargic scientists was he! It I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? Really, I am fascinated by this whole concept. Jul 26, Tim The Enchanter rated it liked it Shelves: The process had been started 3 years earlier and had been delayed because of an erroneous entry into the system by a pass controller at Atlanta airport 20 years ago and also because my finger lines have faded away happens occasionally with older people.

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.

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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.

I vo always been intrigued about the possibility of alien life, so, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject. Jun 21, Natalie Wright rated it it was ok Shelves: The author attempts to prove his theory that aliens visited ancient man by stating repeatedly that ancient man, given the knowledge they apparently possessed, could not have accomplished, without help, many of the wondrous things they have been credited with or have obtained.

I could rant on the stupid theories in the book but I will let you do it yourself. Chariots of the Gods? It was almost as if his idea was taking a credibility piggyback on established science. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I can’t resist vvon off on the same vein again – How can anyone imagine talking animals? He published his first and best-known book, Chariots of the Gods, in A passion that sees the hand of extra terrestrial intellect behind everything on our planet is pretty much how I would sum up the entire book.

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Disciple of the GodsLondon: Dec 10, Riku Sayuj rated it it was ok Shelves: Product details Format Paperback 10 pages Dimensions x x Retrieved 15 March Most incredible of all, however, is von Daniken’s theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers–and the archeological discoveries that prove it Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: The theory in the original book is said to have influenced a variety of science fiction books, films, and television series.

The fact of the matter is that the author does not prove that aliens visited Earth at any time in our past, nor does he claim to have proof of it – ever. It is central to his thesis which was far from original to him that all ancient peoples were moronic, capable only of copying what the spacemen showed them. I give it one star for the good laugh you can get out of reading it. What we have is a book-long rant of a crackpot enthusiast who cannot charjots get his mythology correct.

To document all of them would take an entire book and, tods do you know, someone bothered to do it.

Now here was a guy who was apparently presenting “scientific” evidence for the same! But now that the ancient alien theory has been explored more fully – and made into an entire television series – this book falls flat.

People who have read the book, please laugh along with me It is full of great pictures too, I love all the wonderful art he chose to illustrate his points.

Jul 08, Maude rated it it was amazing. 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 Dahiken and then get that figure wrong.


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 dankien already have stealth technologies that evade our own detection to a large degree and we are centuries, if not millenia from deep space travel.

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Our picture of our past and even of our present, with such near-sighted and limited technology at our disposal is woefully underdeveloped. List of scientific skeptics Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. View all 13 comments. The finest review I could think of for this book was by a man whose intellect I immensely admire.

Aliens are ‘watching us and could arrive dabiken Earth in the next 20 years ‘ “. The fact that he really demonstrated a lack of knowledge on the space part is one thing, but I got the distinct impression that he had misunderstood what the past was like.

Chariots of the Gods

Retrieved March 15, Seems far fetched from naked observation, but far less far fetched than the childlike story of Adam and Eve, or just about any other cultural story of creation, which are, one and all, stories to placate minds far more ignorant than any of those alive in the 21st century should be.

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The documentary was narrated by Rod Serling. I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions Daniien done it, it’s been with nonfiction books read in the past that I didn’t have leisure to review, but didn’t want people who might browse my shelves to think I agreed with or endorsed, just because I’d read them.

His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies.