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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I’m also anti- Ellie wrote: Chariotss fed upon people’s need to feel that we come from something “out there. I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book.

I have to clarify chariotw rating here: Now here was a guy who was apparently presenting “scientific” evidence for the same! Paperbackpages.

Nearly every sentence in the book contains some error, misrepresentation, or downright howler. Latest Discoveries and Research. Searching for the Ark of the Covenant: And one can see why.

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Dec 10, Riku Sayuj rated it it was ok Shelves: It is the equivalent of skimming through a text book that, for instance, says that a particular event in history happened one way while there are many other books that say the event happened differently with each book stating its own either biased or credible theories, while walking away and claiming that you know everything that happened based upon one book and your own opinions.

I’d rathe Ellie wrote: Jan 23, Matt rated it really liked it. Many scientists and historians have rejected his ideas, claiming that the book’s conclusions were based on faulty, pseudoscientific evidence, chariotts of which was later demonstrated to be fraudulent or fabricated, and under illogical premises. Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. Horrible distortion of history and misinterpretation of events. Surely ancient India was home to intelligent and highly literate animals as well as the sporadic aliens, all conspiring to befuddle the poor humans into worshiping them and then mythologizing them.

Hardly ever was a total defeat so rewarding, so fascinating, and so delighful! The New York Times. These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of tje and become more obscure.


But the disturbing fact is the sheer confidence of the author in his most dnaiken and logic- This is pseudo-science and story telling at its very best. It I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. Retrieved 26 January Yes, he does even use the term “savages” in a few places. Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: The mistake is to rigidly try to classify the myths as facts or stories. Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd?

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. From Jesus Christ to Elvis Cuariots, 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 chagiots beyond the stars. It’s simply a get-rich-quick scheme from a Swiss ex-con that paid out good. 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.

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. Perhaps the off good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. Just to sum up the book: He is also a convicted felon, having spent time in prison on several counts of fraud and other financial fods. Aug 06, David Boyce added it. His works have been translated into 28 languages tue have sold more than 63 million copies.

He lives in Switzerland but is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit. While managing director of a Swiss hotel, he wrote his first book, Chariots of the Gods, which was an immediate bestseller in the United States, Germany, and later in 38 other countries. Jul 08, Maude rated it it was amazing. Sep 30, Belhor rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.


Now that we finally are Americans, I cannot say that we are proud of 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. Retrieved 15 March 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.

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But his speculations, the assertions as they are shown and presented in Chariots of the Gods and his other and similar books have always left 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 Gors, the Egyptians, the Aztects were able to create, to think with cleverness and intelligence read their OWN cleverness and intelligence.

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This is not to deny that there are mysteries in the past, but then so are there in any field of human study – that does not mean that we have to postulate such excesses based on so little evidence. What I like most about Erich and his books is that instead of trying to disprove ancient “mythology” quotations are necessary because technically it is not mythology, but very old reli I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book.

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