Proponents of mainstream accept some bits of history and literature (e.g. the Babylonian Captivity or Alexander's feats etc.) but ignore other parts,
like deities teaching man agriculture, architecture, civilization etc. (a global phenomena I might add).
Nitpicking history is all comes down to and anything too "unbelievable" to mainstream historians they simply ascribe to "mythology" or man's fantasy.
They imply our ancient's were too ignorant to recognize supernatural humanoid "gods" from rocks, trees...or figments of their imagination. Imo that's
doing the ancients a greater injustice to their intellect than saying they had alien gods help in jump-starting civilization...which is what they
stated happened (and considering we had little progress for nearly 150k years prior, I think we needed it). The remarkable consistencies across
cultures cannot be ignored, as Joseph Campbell addressed decades ago.
As far as the Ancient Aliens TV series goes...I came to the conclusion of advanced people interacting with man far before the advent of the series
(while originally maintaining a mainstream stance and never even heard of "ancient aliens", this was in the 80s), so I haven't watched all the
episodes due to the redundancy of having something regurgitated to me which I already figured out. I saw a few last month and they seemed to reaaaally
stretch for their material sometimes. It's all about ratings and money in the end (applicable to mainstream shows too). The other day I watched "WWII
in color" on the History Channel and they neglected to mention that the Soviets, under Stalin, murdered millions of their own people. They did so
because they wanted to paint the Allies as being the more benevolent force in the war = lying by omission on a mainstream historical documentary. I'm
sure the Ancient Aliens TV series does this too.
edit on 20-3-2012 by TheLegend because: (no reason given)