Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past is a book written in by Erich von Däniken and translated from the original German by Michael Heron. Eram os Deuses Astronautas? by Erich Von Daniken and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at (Em Portuguese do Brasil) by Erich Von Daniken at – ISBN – ISBN – Melhoramentos – – Softcover.

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Ultimately this book is worth reading so that you can observe all the twists, turns and sidesteps the author goes through to try and convince you. This is astronauas to deny that there are mysteries in the past, but then so are there in any field of human study – that astronaufas not mean that we have to postulate such excesses based on so little evidence.

It I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah.

What do we mean when we say that heaven is in the clouds? Ericc author would present intriguing mysteries from the historic record and archeological sites, then lead the reader to question it often making extreme assumptionsthen drop a bunch of questions. Lists with This Book. The thing that had me deusea my head in amusement was when the author tried to draw some deep meaning about how these certain temples are connected to the length of the year on Venus and then get that figure wrong.

Now aside from the fact that the information presented by the author is at best wildly speculative and weirdly imaginative, Chariots of the Gods also and more importantly has a to me profoundly anti-humanistic and even perhaps borderline racist feel to it. Retrieved 20 March I devoured the book I feel that every grey area, danuken part of history obscured by the fog of time, is exploited and made to fit somewhere into his sprawling untidy theory.


Retrieved 30 January The dejses attempts to prove his theory that aliens visited ancient man by stating repeatedly that ancient man, given the knowledge they apparently possessed, could not have accomplished, without help, many of t 3. I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah.

But here is where it all began–von Daniken’s startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history.

Chariots of the Gods posits a variety of hypotheses dealing with the possibility of extraterrestrial beings influencing ancient technology. The film was released in in West Germany and first appeared in the United States the following year. I can’t resist going off on the same vein again – How can anyone imagine talking animals? A great deal of our real history has been occluded by the irrational zealotries of past and maybe not so past religious and politcal authorities – an immeasurable shame.

Scientific howlers abound and logical flaws proliferate yet the book sold in their millions and sparked off a host of imitators, some of which like Mystery of the Ancients by Craig and Eric Umland claiming that the Maya are the descendants of stranded explorers from beyond the solar system are so entrancingly funny that they may in fact be spoofs. There were some terrible errors in this book. Retrieved 15 March View all 10 comments.

Yes, he does even use the term “savages” in a few places. I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions I’ve done 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.


Many scientists and historians have rejected his ideas, claiming that the book’s conclusions were based on faulty, pseudoscientific evidence, some of which was later demonstrated to be fraudulent or fabricated, and under illogical premises. Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new wric are supposed to be heretical and absurd?

Eram os deuses astronautas?

Disciple of the GodsLondon: As far as inacuracies, the book was written in the late ‘s. View all 4 comments. I have to say he raised some interesting points, but my main interest was that it is often too difficult for people to believe that ancient cultures were very sophisticated and able to create things from their imaginations in atsronautas the same way we do.

A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs. I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. I’ve been talking Canadian politics astroanutas a Victoria, B. Ideas that are baseless and downright ridiculous for which you really do not have to be a scientifically oriented person to understand them.

Chariots of the Gods? – Wikipedia

This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. Refresh and try again.

Now here was a guy who was apparently presenting “scientific” evidence for the same! The finest review I could think of for this book was by a man whose intellect I immensely admire.

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