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here's the evidence that started Sitchin off on his ramble about the tenth planet (this is the bedrock of his entire theory)

To begin with the image shows the random number of eleven planets of varying sizes vaguely orbiting a star.
The Sumerians are not known to have had telescopes so they could not have known about the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) that are not visible to the naked eye. Sitchin claims that the Sumerians were in contact with an alien race that gave them detailed information about the solar system and Planet X.
He says that the knowledge of the extra planets came from communication with these aliens and that the Sumerians considered the Moon to be a planet, which brings the total known planets to ten.
This would indeed leave on of the planets in the diagram left over to be the mystery Planet X.

If we assume aliens gave the Sumerians information about the solar system that they could not find out for themselves, then why did they not correct the Sumerians on their belief that the Moon was a planet
Also, why does the diagram not show rings around any planets, or moons, or the asteroid belt, or the fact that the planets orbit at different distances from the Sun?
The fact is that the Berlin Seal does not even show a simple diagram of the solar system when the information for it supposedly came form a race that had travelled through it.

And hasn't it occured to anyone that a planet with an orbit of 3600 years would have gone tumbling off into space by now. unless its own mass was very light and the object it was orbiting very dense. If that's the case. How are we still here at all.

Add to that the evidence we have in a continuous line from the present day to the start of civilisation in mesopotamia and the astronaut/annunaki he describes should have visited a few more times since. In 1600 bc and again this week. This doesn't correlate with the slow growth of language in the area or the slow growth of cultivation. Starting with basic cunieform and a plough in 5000bce they evolved over 4000 years to a complicated and varied language and crop rotation and irrigation. At what point did the aliens turn up and help out again. The difference between Sitchin and Daniken is Huge. Sitchin takes available evidence and twists it. whereas Daniken goes out In the field to find evidence which he can then twist. The difference is huge which is why I feel quite justified in saying that E.V.D is a great guy whereas Sitchin is a charlatan.
p.s. Sitchin is now saying that the Homer's Illyad is actually a story about the astronaut/annunaki siege against troy.
What's next.

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Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 436 Levitating Cat 29-Oct-04 12:29
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 196 marduk 29-Oct-04 14:04
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 84 marduk 29-Oct-04 17:17
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 144 Nejc 29-Oct-04 17:05
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 179 Sterling 29-Oct-04 19:02
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 190 marduk 29-Oct-04 20:47
Sitchin is a looney 160 marduk 29-Oct-04 19:36
Sitchin not here to defend himself 170 Richard Fusniak 29-Oct-04 21:01
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 179 marduk 29-Oct-04 21:34
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 158 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 00:00
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 152 marduk 30-Oct-04 01:45
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 186 Hoppy 30-Oct-04 02:43
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 175 Joyeuse 30-Oct-04 02:47
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 218 marduk 30-Oct-04 03:10
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 180 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 12:50
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 192 Joyeuse 01-Nov-04 00:31
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 194 marduk 01-Nov-04 01:57
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 121 music 01-Nov-04 14:41
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 155 Mercury Rapids 01-Nov-04 14:53
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 184 marduk 01-Nov-04 14:59
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 189 Mercury Rapids 01-Nov-04 15:11
Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 120 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 11:43
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 63 marduk 30-Oct-04 13:22
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 179 Essan 30-Oct-04 13:29
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 141 marduk 30-Oct-04 14:06
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 176 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 14:19
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 117 marduk 30-Oct-04 14:30
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 179 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 14:43
....... ?? 163 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 14:48
Re: ....... ?? 119 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 14:51
fooled 94 marduk 30-Oct-04 14:55
Re: ....... ?? 85 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 15:23
Re: ....... ?? 131 Essan 30-Oct-04 15:54
Re: ....... ?? 180 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 15:58
Re: ....... ?? 102 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 16:01
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 169 Essan 30-Oct-04 14:56
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 166 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 15:07
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 182 Essan 30-Oct-04 15:14
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 201 marduk 30-Oct-04 15:16
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 107 marduk 30-Oct-04 15:24
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 99 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 15:54
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 166 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 15:58
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 164 Nejc 30-Oct-04 23:20
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 95 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 23:31
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 159 Nejc 30-Oct-04 23:42
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 144 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 23:46
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 149 Nejc 30-Oct-04 23:57
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 139 marduk 31-Oct-04 00:01
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 173 Nejc 31-Oct-04 00:10
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 186 Mercury Rapids 31-Oct-04 00:11
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 179 Nejc 31-Oct-04 00:15
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 152 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 15:25
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 170 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 15:29
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 184 marduk 30-Oct-04 15:31
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 142 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 18:54
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 174 marduk 30-Oct-04 19:03
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 183 Cesar 30-Oct-04 17:35
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 174 marduk 30-Oct-04 17:47
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 101 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 17:48
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 178 music 30-Oct-04 18:37
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 172 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 18:44
A Mercury (Rapid) 103 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 19:02
Re: A Mercury (Rapid) 165 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 19:06
p.s. 145 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 19:18
Re: p.s. 192 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 20:28
Re: p.s. 179 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 20:37
Re: A Mercury (Rapid) 179 marduk 30-Oct-04 19:15
Re: A Mercury (Rapid) 104 Richard Fusniak 30-Oct-04 20:56
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 208 music 30-Oct-04 19:04
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 180 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 19:16
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 100 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 21:03
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 90 marduk 30-Oct-04 21:28
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 174 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 21:36
Re: Orbiting bodies obey laws of physics 134 marduk 30-Oct-04 21:41
a question. 114 come on pilgrim 05-Nov-04 00:09
Re: Sitchin not here to defend himself 187 Joyeuse 30-Oct-04 02:44
Re: Sitchin is a looney 169 SphinxGirl 30-Oct-04 05:28
Re: Sitchin is a looney 183 marduk 30-Oct-04 13:31
Re: Sitchin is a looney 178 SphinxGirl 30-Oct-04 19:24
Re: Sitchin is a looney 139 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 19:28
Re: Sitchin is a looney 86 SphinxGirl 30-Oct-04 19:43
Re: Sitchin is a looney 152 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 19:48
Re: Sitchin is a looney 182 music 30-Oct-04 20:09
Re: Sitchin is a looney 189 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 20:28
Re: Sitchin is a looney 151 music 30-Oct-04 21:12
Re: Sitchin is a looney 162 Mercury Rapids 30-Oct-04 21:20
Re: Sitchin is a looney 139 SphinxGirl 31-Oct-04 10:41
Re: Sitchin is a looney 190 music 31-Oct-04 15:45
Re: Sitchin is a looney 144 marduk 31-Oct-04 17:28
Re: Sitchin is a looney 206 music 31-Oct-04 17:48
Re: Sitchin is a looney 107 marduk 31-Oct-04 18:18
Re: Sitchin is a looney 208 music 31-Oct-04 18:24
Re: Sitchin is a looney 122 Mercury Rapids 31-Oct-04 18:59
Re: Sitchin is a looney 176 SphinxGirl 31-Oct-04 10:40
Re: Sitchin is a looney 140 Mercury Rapids 31-Oct-04 14:14
Re: Sitchin is a looney 169 SphinxGirl 31-Oct-04 20:17
Mod remark 185 Kees 31-Oct-04 20:31
Re: Sitchin is a looney 196 Mercury Rapids 31-Oct-04 20:38
Mod request 153 Kees 31-Oct-04 21:01
Re: Mod request 110 Mercury Rapids 31-Oct-04 21:06
Re: Mod request 192 Kees 31-Oct-04 21:20
Re: Mod request 186 marduk 31-Oct-04 22:19
Get healed 159 Raja 31-Oct-04 23:01
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? no n/t 161 marduk 30-Oct-04 21:38
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? no n/t 103 SphinxGirl 31-Oct-04 10:46
What Sitchin said in the interview 118 Richard Fusniak 31-Oct-04 13:18
Re: What Sitchin said in the interview 168 SphinxGirl 31-Oct-04 20:25
Re: What Sitchin said in the interview 121 Hoppy 31-Oct-04 23:07
Inka was worshipped as Enki? 245 Anne-Marie 02-Nov-04 11:26
Re: Inka was worshipped as Enki? 179 marduk 02-Nov-04 12:30
Re: Inka was worshipped as Enki? 190 Raja 02-Nov-04 13:22
Re: Inka was worshipped as Enki? 155 marduk 02-Nov-04 14:12
Re: Inka was worshipped as Enki? 197 Essan 02-Nov-04 16:26
Re: Inka was worshipped as Enki? 138 marduk 02-Nov-04 17:47
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 110 Sterling 02-Nov-04 16:02
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 200 marduk 02-Nov-04 16:08
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 106 Raja 02-Nov-04 19:56
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 195 marduk 03-Nov-04 12:04
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 221 Mercury Rapids 03-Nov-04 12:15
Re: Has Sitchin been acknowledged or plagiarised? 106 marduk 03-Nov-04 12:25


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