Today on Far Future Horizons we ask the question - Is it real? Is there any real compelling proof that some time in the ancient past alien beings visited our planet?
And, in the course of their visit did these extraterrestrials mate with or genetically alter early protohumans and create our species - homo sapiens. Did these ancient astronauts teach early humans the rudiments of civilization and eventually build the pyramids and other glorious monuments of the ancient past?
Swiss author, Erich von Däniken, made such claims of extraterrestrial influences on early human culture, in books such as "Chariots of the Gods?", published in 1968. Däniken is one of the main figures responsible for popularizing the paleocontact and ancient astronaut hypotheses. Over a century’s worth of archaeological evidence can easily discredit many of von Däniken’s claims.
Unfortunately, his outrageous claims, which totally ignore the best archaeological evidence to the contrary, have seen a resurgence of popularity over the past year.
The general public can not seem to distinguish between speculation and fact. Why isn't Occam's razor a mainstay of our education system? The scientific method, the basic technique employed by scientists to test scientific theories, still seems to elude many people.
The Ancient Astronaut hypothesis is an insult to mainstream archaeology and the human species. This hypothesis implies that we humans were too stupid to develop science, mathematics and civilization on our own. I have one question that I would love to address to the Ancient Aliens Camp - If the aliens taught us everything we know, who taught them?
“Is It Real?” is a documentary series that sorts the facts from fiction in modern day myths about supernatural phenomena. The show explores some of the more common myths of our age such as crop circles and ghosts, as well far out myths, like spontaneous human combustion. After reviewing the evidence, you decide…… Is It Real?
Is it Real? is available from Amazon Books as a 3 disk DVD set.
Is It Real? Ancient Astronauts
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