THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. 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 Da niken’s “Chariots of the Gods” is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient.

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I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions I’ve done it, it’s been with chaeiots 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.

Von Daniken himself has no scientific or archaeological credentials –the blurb on one edition of this book calls him an “autodidact” in archaeology, which means self-taught, but sounds more impressive in Greek– but he does have two documented prison terms for fraud and embezzlement under his belt. Not once in this book does he claim to have such proof, and he repeats that over and over. 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.

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To be fair, the author does know how to spin a yarn. But if you want to read pure, concentrated bullshit, pick up Chariots of the Gods.


I Don’t Even Own Aliens are ‘watching us and could arrive on Earth in the vonn 20 years ‘ “. One thing to think about is that they could survive without technology and we could not.

This book is a prime example. Pseudo-History in the Classroom”. This best selling book was probably the water shed moment in the proliferation of conspiracy theories and other pseudo-scientific stuff in the popular literature. It is not fair to bash a work for inacuracies oof the viewpoint of the 21st century, Of byy there are inacuracies! Chariots of the Gods? Honestly, I have a lot more respect for Erich von Daniken than I do bloats like the so-called “genius” Stephen Hawking.

Chariots of the Gods

Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: Jul 08, Maude rated it it was amazing. Archived from the original on March 6, This is pseudo-science and story telling at its very best.

Chariots of the Gods posits a variety of hypotheses dealing with the possibility of extraterrestrial beings influencing ancient technology. I give it one star f Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. View all 68 comments. In one Goodreads group which some of my friends belong to, they’re having a discussion of the ethics of giving a book a one-star rating with no explanatory review; one person likened the practice to a drive-by shooting.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

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 diken 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. I have to clarify my rating here: And one can see why.


People who have read the book, please laugh along with me As long as that prevails, works like these will keep on attaining best-selling status. I’m also anti- Ellie wrote: You could look at it as training in how to build a good healthy scepticism.

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.

Most incredible of all, however, is von Daniken’s theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers–and the archeological discoveries that prove it When I was young I was convinced that aliens had visited us on many occasions. Because there is very little science in the book, you see.

There were some terrible errors in this book. Ancient Aliens 7 14 Jan 25, Rather, the prose is so stilted, the editing so horrible, the sentences so run-on, it was hard to plod through. The 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.

Green Yes, it is available in English as well as many other languages. Aug 06, David Boyce added it. Jan 23, Matt rated it really liked it.