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Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken
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did not like it
bookshelves: pseudoscience, culture-science, astronomy, archaeology, read-in-2016, own, psychics, history-ancient

Däniken makes the case that what humanity thought of as gods in the past are actually aliens. We are the result of their breeding programs. Ancient monuments too sophisticated for the peoples of their times were built using the technology of the aliens to demonstrate our readiness of their return.

The evidence is viewed with the strongest optimism. In my more skeptical eyes it comes up wanting. Things presented as supposition are later used as fact to make more supposition still later used as fact. In this way the case becomes more and more fragile instead of stronger.

That people take this seriously is disturbing.

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Reading Progress

June 2, 2016 – Shelved
June 2, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 20, 2016 – Started Reading
July 22, 2016 –
page 108
49.09% "My waitress called this a classic. Currently scared for humanity."
July 23, 2016 – Finished Reading
July 24, 2016 – Shelved as: pseudoscience
July 24, 2016 – Shelved as: culture-science
July 24, 2016 – Shelved as: astronomy
July 24, 2016 – Shelved as: archaeology
July 24, 2016 – Shelved as: read-in-2016
July 26, 2016 – Shelved as: own
July 26, 2016 – Shelved as: psychics
July 26, 2016 – Shelved as: history-ancient

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