Erich von Däniken’s “Chariots of the Gods” is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been. 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 .

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Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite field of study with a bit of disdain. Our picture of our past and even of our present, with such near-sighted and limited technology at our disposal is woefully underdeveloped. Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: Can all these related phenomena merely be dismissed as coincidence? Because there is very little science in the book, you see.

Surely such “primitive” people could never construct such great monuments! Ask yourself why you may or one tend to disregard his voj as rubbish. One, for example, purporting to demonstrate markings of a modern airport, was actually the knee joint of one of the bird figures, and was quite small in size.

Chariots of The Gods

He constantly portrays himself and anyone who believes him uncritically as heroes of free inquiry and bold unfettered thought, while any doubts as to his claims such as the skepicism of the entire scientific community is ascribed to obvious intellectual cowardice and obscurantist conformism. 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.

Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. View all 16 comments. Perhaps when it first came out, it was ground-breaking and intriguing, so people cbariots how poorly it was written.

Mar 20, Manybooks rated it did not like it Recommends it for: 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. Retrieved from ” https: 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


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Published January 1st by Berkley first published January 1st One must fully experience and understand what the sacred texts that Daniken speaks of and quotes from in his in his books. Want to Read saving…. Egyptian builders, however, knew of simple methods to find North via star observation. He also attacks the notion that ancient mythologies and artwork were imaginative. 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.

I devoured the book Sep 10, Herlinda rated it chadiots was amazing. He argued danikne it was first necessary to “prepare” mankind for a “wonderful new world”. List of reported UFO sightings Sightings in outer space. Instead, Von Daniken holds firmly to the belief that the “mythologies This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies.

I also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is, of course, one of, if not the, classic works of pseudoarchaeology and UFOlogy. Jul 26, Arun Divakar rated it did not like it. Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. From Gos, the free encyclopedia. The author raises some important and intriguing questions, but I can’t recommend that readers pay for a gkds of questions.

Searching for the Ark of the Covenant: In that, this book holds true even today. But the disturbing fact is the sheer confidence of the author in his most ridiculous and logic-defying assumptions and hypotheses.


I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. It is not fair to bash a work for inacuracies from the viewpoint of the 21st century, Of course there are inacuracies! Jun 21, Natalie Wright rated it it was ok Shelves: Whether or not you believe in the alien influence concept, the works are amazing examples of ancient craftsmanship and imagination.

Refresh and try again. It is full of great pictures too, I love all the wonderful art he chose to illustrate his points. Half way through I lost track of what the theory was supposed to be. However, the technique of construction is well understood, the tools the Egyptians used are known, marks left in the quarries by those tools are still visible, and many examples of the tools are preserved in museums.

Clearly the author believed that ancient man was a stupid religious being. One thing to think about is that they could survive without technology and we could not. View all 3 comments. May 30, Hadrian rated it did not like it Shelves: The global media rights to the book have since been purchased by Media Invest Entertainment which is developing a “degree entertainment” franchise entitled Chariots of the Gods.

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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.