posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 06:35 PM
Whatever your opinion of Zecharia Sitchen is, you have to take note of his impact. He has written 13 books, all of which have sold well and some have
been bestsellers. Sitchen’s writing has influenced the beliefs of many in the areas of religion, cosmology, mythology, history, archeology and
linguistics. His thesis has spawned many other authors who have also found publishing success (to the point of the creation of an entire sub-genre).
It seems that this man and his work can not and should not be ignored, regardless of whether or not you agree with the conclusions he draws from his
When doing a (small) bit of independent research, I couldn’t find any respected scholar in any of the fields that he draws on or comments on that
agrees with his conclusions. As a matter of fact, there are entire pages dedicated to debunking his work, especially his translations of ancient
So, why is he held in such high esteem? How does he maintain his popularity and why hasn’t the debunking of his work knocked down the ‘house of
cards’ that are his intellectual successors?
Is he considered such a fringe or crack-pot writer that academia would consider it a waste of time to comment on his theories? Or is there something
else involved? The 12th Planet has been reprinted 45 times and in numerous languages and has been the subject of radio and television shows and yet
you need to do some serious looking to find any coherent and comprehensive attempts to rebut his arguments.
Is this a conspiracy of neglect?
Note: Although I’m not an adherent to Sitchen’s beliefs, I have no where near the scholastic background necessary to offer an informed opinion on