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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Rather, the prose is so stilted, the editing so horrible, the sentences so run-on, it was hard to plod through. Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing. 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.

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.

Chariots Of The Gods”. The documentary during which he said this can be watched, from time to time, on the H2 channel. Berner Zeitung in German. Ancient astronaut speculation Esoteric anthropogenesis Living people Mythographers New Age writers People convicted of fraud People from Zofingen Pseudoarchaeology Pseudohistorians births 20th-century Swiss writers 21st-century Swiss writers.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

I’d rather have someone not quite ready but with their heart in the ri Chariots of the Gods and Messages of the Gods. Mar 08, Werner rated it did not like it Recommends it for: 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. Though you feel sorry for the hapless millions who have actually religiously accepted this book as a treatise on human evolution and birth of civilization.


Ideas that are baseless and downright ridiculous for which you really do not have to be a scientifically oriented person to understand them. With a condescending view towards the historians, he goes on blabbering about one misinterpreted archaeological evidence after the other, citing numerous out-of-context mumble-jumble about this Physics principle and that astronomical data with a stunning conviction.

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Because there is very little science in the book, you see. But the PBS television series Nova determined that the stones were modern, and located the potter who made them. Time has undone the author and the claims he made in this book which once set the cash registers ringing in bookshops across the World.

Our picture of our past and even of our present, with such near-sighted and limited technology at our disposal is woefully underdeveloped.

A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs. I also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods?

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 Misconceptions About the Pyramids”. Honestly, I have a lot more respect for Erich von Daniken than I do bloats erixh the so-called “genius” Stephen Hawking.

I gave it 3. 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.


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Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: I also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? View all 5 comments. 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.

Views Read Edit View history. One must fully experience and understand what the sacred texts that Daniken speaks of and quotes from in his in his books. These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure.

Not once in this book does he claim to have such proof, and he repeats that over and over. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is, of course, one of, if not the, classic works of pseudoarchaeology and UFOlogy.

Dec 10, Riku Sayuj rated it it was ok Shelves: Perhaps when it first came out, it was ground-breaking and intriguing, so people ignored how poorly it was written. In fact the calculation produces a figure of only 91, miles.

Chariots of The Gods

The zeal of a lone crusader in a planet full of evil, lethargic scientists was he! It must be said that if the author had employed his skills at spinning a yarn in fiction danikeb he would have made a fantastic sci-fi author. Who really is the more advanced, them or us?

I was at a side entrance.