Nibiru the 12th planet
This is a good sceptic site, it gives good information and also says the week points in the theory of Sitchin (I can name a few other weaknesses by
the way) about the Sumerians knowledge and the 12th planet.
The contents of the site itself
It says that the Sumerians were probably (as far as archaeological knowledge can reveal) the first civilisation 6,000 years ago, which culture almost
exploded overnight. Sumer is a list of “firsts” and you will therefore also see in which the Sumerians were the first ones, like the first method of
writing, the first library etc.
To support the thesis that the Sumerians did have highly advanced astronomical knowledge Sitchin points towards the Greek which knew the precession of
the equinoxes and to understand this phenomenon a person must have data which is just as old (about 2,000 years), which leads us back to the
After this a lot of information about the knowledge of the Sumerians is summed up like that their “dub” is synonym for the 360 degrees and “the arch
of heaven”, that a calendar of the Sumerians dating back to 4,4000 B.C. acknowledged the precessional shift, and that their 12 based numbering system
which was synonymous for the planets known to them.
That they meant the planets themselves is also confirmed by the description of the planets, which says that it has orbits and gravitational force (in
a primitive manner).
The 12th planet, the asteroid belt and mankind
The 12th planet, while going to our solar system, gave Pluto also it’s particular orbit, according to Sitchin. Then there is a piece about the
collision with the other planet, which supposedly had created the asteroid belt. This does he support with Genesis. This happened before men were
created, so Sitchin says the Nefilim gave them this knowledge. The Nefilim worked in mines, and build men so they didn’t have to work in the mines
anymore. Men was build to work for the Gods (which he does support by the translation of a text).
What does this theory explain
It could explain the rapid rise and technical powers of the Sumerian civilisation.
The weaknesses of the theory
1. How could life evolve on a planet which is far away from Pluto is a question.
2. Sitchin goes to far in describing the technology etc. of the beings from the 12th planet.
3. He does make it seem like it is fact, while it isn’t proven.
All the weaknesses which this site mentions are real weaknesses of Sitchins theory. I would also give the weakness (which hasn’t even been mentioned)
that Marduk (the 12th planet) collided with the planet Tiamat which made the asteroid belt. After such a collision it is almost impossible to keep the
orbit which it had, and a planet cannot split in all kind of pieces. You also have to say that in Genesis says that the collision also created earth,
while we know earth has been here for over 5 billion years now.
After reading this site you can draw a connection between the “tenth moon” of the Dogontribe and the 12th planet of the Sumerians. If we would say
that the 12th planet is a metaphor for a spaceship on which the beings lived, it would also make sense that the so-called 12th planet would have a
almost 100% elliptical orbit.
Weakness number 1. would become invalid. Number 2. and 3. are big mistakes of Sitchin himself, but don’t result the information which we have
about the Sumerians themselves (he just interpreters them as he chooses). The coming of aliens would explain the rapid rise and technical powers of
the Sumerians and fit’s also in the other religions. The question remains from which planet does that spaceship come (if it’s not Nibiru). It’s clear
it comes from out of our solar system (as the Sumerians themselves say), and if we are going to say that the Gods of the Sumerians were the same as
the Gods of the Mayans, Egyptians, Dogontribe, Islam and followers of Christ we would have to say they came from the Sirius system.
I think you follow Sitchin also on the idea that it is a real planet... that is a real silly idea I know that too
But just see it as a metaphor and then it does make sense. I don't care about Sitchin, I don't give a frocking frock about him
I care about the
information which is known... and therefore I see that Sitchins idea's aren't that bad... but he goes wrong because he keeps the thought of a real
planet... that's what makes it unbelievable for most people...
The facts stay that the Sumerians did believe in the Gods from Nibiru and had a lot of astronomical knowledge... that's what concerns me.
I don't agree with Sitchin neither, because I think he interpretets it wrong, but still the information of which he get it is really there... and
about that there is no doubt.