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Chariots of the Gods

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A book by Erich von Daniken

Erich von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance--the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens. This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless … see full wiki

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Author: Erich von Daniken
Genre: History, Religion & Spirituality, Science
Publisher: Berkley Trade
1 review about Chariots of the Gods

Pseudoscientific trash that still manages to live on

  • Jun 24, 2008
For reasons that I find unfathomable, the books making wild and unsubstantiated scientific claims can generate a great deal of interest and make a lot of money. However, the books containing the sound counterarguments always seem to enter a literary black hole. This book first appeared in 1970 and as this latest issue, published in 1999 indicates, the interest is still there.
Many scientists such as Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan debunked all the claims in this book shortly after it was published. They pointed out that there is not a single scientifically verifiable fact in this book that justifies the assertion. Furthermore, many of the evidential claims made by the author are false, facts that are easily demonstrated. The book is a collection of fundamental nonsense and the publishers know it. Their only purpose in issuing the reprint is to collect yet more money from a naive and gullible public.
The book that I originally read in the early seventies had the title "Chariots of the Gods?" and the presence of the question mark made at least the pretence to be speculation. Note that even that mild disclaimer has been dropped in the reprint.

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