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 . Erich von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance— the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient. Von Daniken’s sequels to this book, “Gods from Outer Space” and “The Gold of The Gods” are also selling well, as are flocks of imitations. The popularity of such .

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Throughout the book he underestimated the ingenuity of the people of the past and tries to create a image of them as being stupid and helpless.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

Surely Victorian England was visited and ruled by the Time Lords who then vanished. These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure. Many scientists and historians have rejected his ideas, claiming that the book’s conclusions were based on gpds, pseudoscientific evidence, some of which was later demonstrated to be fraudulent or fabricated, and under illogical premises.

Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: But if you want to read pure, concentrated bullshit, pick up Chariots of the Gods. You could look at it as training in how to build a good healthy scepticism.

Retrieved 6 March vods Anyone who argues otherwise formed their judgments before reading this book. Retrieved from ” https: He uses the breadth of citations and the assumption of reported events to propose the theory that these ancient Gods were, in fact, aliens who had brought advanced teaching to ancient peoples and had used their superior technologies to create the ruins that are still visible today.


Conspiracy theory researchers, rumour mongers. What are some of your favorite alien invasion or extraterrestrial abduction movies or TV shows?

This book is a prime example. Retrieved 26 January Coming at this from the background of astrophysics I can see enough misrepresentation of facts, falsities and misconceptions within his description of basic physics to lose trust in the author.

With science fiction so popular in entertainment offerings, how does Chariots of the Gods fit into the scene today? I don’t know if I’d go that far just yet, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility. How do you see the status of UFO culture today as opposed to its peak intensity in the ’70s and ’80s? The first draft of the publication had been rejected by a variety of publishers. If you tend to see Science as a lower form of life, then he will win you over in no time and have you nodding your head to most of his ideas.

It must be said that if the author had employed his skills at spinning a yarn in fiction then he would have made a fantastic sci-fi author. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. A passion that sees the hand of extra terrestrial intellect behind everything on our planet is pretty much how I would sum up the entire book.


I wanted to hear their theories on all the amazing feats accomplished but they chose to give very straightforward answers that while they make it easier to understand don’t really seem to fit.

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I give it one star f Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. Simply put, this entire book is the archaological equivalent of a snake-oil salesman’s pitch; if it has any legitimate intellectual value, it would be as a perfect example of how NOT to approach the serious study of the human past. After some time, even the most gullible reader will feel that this is to borrow from Wodehouse “pure apple-sauce”. People who automatically disregard Daniken because his notions may sound “bizarre” need to do their own research and experience things.

Chariots of The Gods

View all 68 comments. Dec 10, Riku Sayuj rated it it was ok Shelves: I have always been intrigued about the possibility of alien life, so, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject. Into the Spider-Verse Tag: It is central to his thesis which was far from original to hhe that all ancient peoples were moronic, capable only of copying what the spacemen showed them.