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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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His claims regarding at least two of these “artifacts” were demonstrated, and subsequently admitted by him, to be false; the PBS series Nova unmasked one of them as a deliberate fraud, and he subsequently defended the fraud as an ethically legitimate way of getting people to believe him. I proudly give this book a 5 star rating because he dared what most notable scholars wouldn’t do- to PROVE the existence of otherworldly and seemingly strange things in all cultures and religions whether it’d be things from the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Torrah, ancient ruins and scrolls, and so forth.

He constantly portrays himself and anyone who believes him uncritically as heroes of free inquiry and bold unfettered thought, while any doubts as to his claims such as the skepicism of the entire scientific community is ascribed to obvious intellectual cowardice and obscurantist conformism. Were we visited by little green men in the past?

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Jul 26, Arun Divakar rated it did not like it. I’d rathe Ellie wrote: 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. Lists with This Book. Retrieved 26 January Book ratings by Goodreads. But the disturbing fact is the sheer confidence of the author in his most ridiculous and logic- This is pseudo-science and story telling at its very best.


I don’t know if I’d go that far just yet, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility.

It I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. Who really is the more advanced, them or us? I might pick up a few more of his books in the future. View all 5 comments.

Chariots of the Gods and Messages of the Gods. He is also a convicted felon, having spent time in prison charots several counts of fraud and other financial crimes. To document all of them would take an entire book and, what do you know, someone bothered to do it. Why and how our ancient peoples did things that would be extraordinarily difficult to do even with the advent of 21st century technology is not an unknown to be scoffed at, and we do not even now have the answers.

List of reported UFO sightings Sightings in outer space. Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. Green Yes, tne is available in English as well as many other languages. Oct 07, Yigal Zur rated it liked it.

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Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing. The book was adapted as a German documentary film, Chariots of the Godsproduced by Terra-Filmkunst. I could see her point; but vn my case, on the rare occasions I’ve con it, it’s been with nonfiction books read in the past that I didn’t have leisure to review, but didn’t want people who might browse my shelves to think I agreed with or endorsed, just because I’d read them.


Archived from the original on March 6, I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book.

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The fact of the matter is that the author does not prove that aliens visited Earth at any time in our past, nor does he claim to have proof of it – ever. One star for “scholarship” and five stars for entertainment value.

Jun 06, Tony rated it did not like it Shelves: Instead, Von Daniken holds firmly to the belief that the “mythologies This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. Jul 26, Tim The Enchanter rated it liked it Danuken Please Combine 2 16 Oct 04, Aliens are ‘watching us and could arrive on Earth in the next 20 years ‘ “.

Jul 08, Maude rated it it was amazing. Aug 06, David Boyce added it.