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Zechariah Sitchin bases his entire theory of the existence of a tenth planet on ancient texts, including Sumerian and biblical writings.
However, he is known to misinterpret Sumerian, sometimes grossly. His key finding is based on a seal that shows a diagram that looks like the solar system, with the Sun at the center. It appears to have eleven planets around it. Since Sumerians counted the Sun and Moon as planets, Sitchin says the extra one must be some unknown planet. He also says it has aliens on it who communicated with the ancient Sumerians.
But there are two major problems with this. Sitchin claims that the picture shows Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. But the Sumerians didn't have telescopes, and therefore could only have known of them if aliens told them about their existence. But if aliens told them about those planets, why not about the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, or Saturn's rings? The seal doesn't show any of these features. And the Sumerians thought the Moon and Sun were planets, when they aren't. Certainly aliens would know that the Sun and Moon are not planets! Sitchin is picking and choosing things in the picture to support his arguments, and ignoring things that don't support it. That isn't science, it's fantasy. It's also wrong.
Worse, his interpretation of the picture is wrong. The Sumerians have an unambiguous symbol for the Sun: a circle with four triangles around it like rays, and squiggly lines between the triangles. That is emphatically not the symbol in the seal. The symbol used is that of a bright star, but not the Sun. So even Sitchin's basic premise is wrong. Michael Heiser, a Sumerian scholar, outlines all this on his website.
ET man has offered ZERO evidence
Originally posted by Beamish
reply to post by ET_MAN
Let me translate that; some of you are “enlightened” enough to understand whilst others are “asleep”, thus making those of you who ask questions – and therefore keep supplying attention - are “awake” and somehow special.
You are kidding, right? Try searching ATS for any of the themes you have touched on and you’ll receive links to hundreds of threads. You, ET_MAN, have nothing new to say.
So you are saying that you can prove these claims?
…but it’s ok to let us know that we’re about to get our butts kicked by Mother Nature?
True enlightenment of mind in advanced beings would not allow them to sit back and idly watch the destruction of an evolving race.
Those laws are not only wrong, but discriminatory and therefore no law at all.
Time Travel is Impossible..enough said.
There are so many problems with this "idea" as to why planet x as described by Sitchin, simply CAN'T exist.