Are We The Descendants of Ancient Aliens May 26, 2011 13:42:43 GMT 1
Post by uforn on May 26, 2011 13:42:43 GMT 1
Are We The Descendants of Ancient Aliens
Although we must realize that the following theories concerning ancient astronauts are very interesting, there is no solid evidence supporting their existence. There is, however, enough room for the interpretation of data and the lack of it thereof, to make the idea of ancient astronauts a fascinating topic for conversation. This article will attempt to separate theory from truth as painlessly as possible.
There are those who believe that aliens visited the earth in ancient times, leaving an indelible mark on the development of technologies, cultures and religions. Writers such as Erich von Däniken, Zecharia Sitchin, Robert K. G. Temple, and David Icke have popularized these theories, which are usually reserved for the realm of science fiction.
Supporters of the ancient astronauts theory do have some tools to play with, as they argue that supposed gaps in historical and archaeological records as well as absent or incomplete explanations of historical or archaeological data point to the existence of ancient astronauts.
Out of place artifacts is one argument supporting the theory. This refers to archaeological artifacts that are anachronistic and/or beyond the presumed technical capabilities of the cultures with which they are associated. (At the very least, some primitive artwork such as that depicted above, does raise some legitimate questions.)
Counter arguments by conventional academics include the fact that gaps in knowledge do not necessarily mean that there is only one conclusion to draw from them. Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA’s double helix structure, has his own theory based on the extra-terrestrial seeding of planet earth with blue-green algae. According to his belief, the aliens had a purpose, and it was to insure the continuation of life. As to how they could have performed such a momentous task, Crick believes unmanned shuttles could have accomplished the job on Earth as well as other planets.
Proponents of ancient astronaut theories believe that the ancient astronauts acted as a “mother culture”. The television series, Ancient Aliens, that was presented last year on the History channel features the diverse theories on this intriguing subject.
This is, if nothing else, food for thought, and enough to make any self-respecting alien want to “phone home.”