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originally posted by: undo
yeah, well my view of people like daniken is, they like the idea, they find evidence they think suggests it, and just write books about it.
In The Gold of the Gods, Däniken wrote of being guided through artificial tunnels in a cave under Ecuador, Cueva de los Tayos, containing gold, strange statues and a library with metal tablets, which he considered to be evidence of ancient space visitors. The man who he said showed him these tunnels, Juan Moricz, told Der Spiegel that Däniken's descriptions came from a long conversation and that the photos in the book had been "fiddled". Däniken told Playboy that although he had seen the library and other places he had described, he had fabricated some of the events to add interest to his book. Later in 1978 he said that he had never been in the cave pictured in his book but in a "side entrance", and that he had fabricated the whole descent into the cave. A geologist examined the area and found no cave systems.
One of the cropped photos in Chariots of the Gods?, claimed by Däniken to be similar to the markings of a modern airport, was only the knee joint of one of the bird figures and was quite small in size; Däniken says that it was an error in the first edition, and that he wasn't the one who wrote that claim in the book, but the error has not been corrected in later editions.
A 2004 article in Skeptic Magazine states that Däniken took many of the book's concepts from The Morning of the Magicians, that this book in turn was heavily influenced by the Cthulhu Mythos, and that the core of the ancient astronaut theory originates in H. P. Lovecraft's short stories "The Call of Cthulhu" written in 1926, and "At the Mountains of Madness" written in 1931.
then it dawned on me that if i was by chance, wrong at all, even the tiniest bit, i would've basically had people paying me money to read false data, even if it was the result of an incorrect theory
i know alternative research just can't withstand the level of scrutiny inherent in game changing ideas. nothing short of physical, reproducible, undeniable evidence, will ever provide an umbrella of legitimization for such concepts.
originally posted by: undo
oh and if you could start a thread, i'd like to approach it from the angle of evidence in ancient texts not just the bible but any ancient texts
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Agartha
None of them. Religions are a complete guess. If the spiritual truly exists, no one earth has correctly described it yet. Need evidence of its existence first in order to do that.