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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Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies Govs View all 10 comments. I read the book like a wild piece of fiction and was not disappointed. Perhaps when it first came out, it was ground-breaking and intriguing, so people ignored how poorly it was written. Ov now that the ancient alien theory has been explored more fully – and made into an entire television series – this book falls flat.

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How do you hope the book will be remembered today, and another 50 years from now for its th anniversary? And, of course, in the future it will be absolutely clear that the charilt for so many religions comes from the deep past and has to do with extra-terrestrials. To document all of them would take an entire book and, what do you know, someone bothered to do it.

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Had I not had my 2nd husband’s loving support, I don’t think I would have lived. Latest Discoveries and Research. 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.


You could look at it as training in how to build a good healthy scepticism. Nearly every sentence in the book contains some error, misrepresentation, or teh howler. A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Ezekiel’s Wheel circa — B.

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 by Erich von Däniken

List of scientific skeptics Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The Sydney Morning Herald. One reason I love the ancient eruch theory is because it brings light to all the thing archaeology conveniently “overlooks”. Not because of large words or the difficulty of the issues. Can all these related phenomena merely be dismissed as coincidence?

The mistake is to rigidly try vn classify the myths as facts or stories. What do you hope a new generation of readers might absorb and understand from Chariots of the Gods? By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Thanks for erkch us about the problem. I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B.

Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? View all 13 comments. 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 mainstream interpretation that ancient civilizations were less advanced than our own. List of reported UFO sightings Sightings in outer space.


Jun 06, Tony rated it did not like it Shelves: Really, I am fascinated by this whole concept. I also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool. Please Combine 2 16 Oct 04, It is not fair to bash a work for inacuracies from the viewpoint of the 21st century, Of course there are inacuracies! Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions.

The theory in the original book is said to have influenced a variety of science fiction books, films, and television series. Chariots of the Gods?

Chariots of the Gods

Jul 26, Arun Divakar rated it did not like it. Chariots of the Gods posits a variety of hypotheses dealing with the possibility of extraterrestrial beings influencing ancient eridh. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

This best selling book was probably the water shed moment in the proliferation of conspiracy theories and other pseudo-scientific stuff in the popular literature. View all 3 comments. View all 15 comments.