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Graham Hancock wrote:

> I've been surprised and disappointed by the posts and comments
> of the current author of the month. I was expecting a vigorous
> advocacy of the ancient alien hypothesis and intelligent well
> thought out responses to critical and questioning comments.
> Instead what we got was pretty close to zilch.
>
> I'm seriously wondering, is this all the ancient alien
> hypothesis amounts to when closely examined, i.e. pretty close
> to zilch? Or is there solid logic, evidence and reasoning in
> there somewhere?
>
> Could I take this opportunity to ask the current author of the
> month, who still occupies the role through 31 March, and anyone
> else here who is interested or has something useful to say on
> the subject, what in your view are your best pieces of evidence
> in support of the ancient alien hypothesis? Ideally I would
> like to see evidence that would be really hard or impossible to
> explain by any other hypothesis.
>
> Although I have my doubts, which have been reinforced this
> month, I remain willing and open to be convinced.

Hi Graham,

I'm not sure there IS a best piece of evidence. I've said this many times, but my biggest problem with the Ancient Aliens hypothesis is that it takes away so much from our ancestors. By engaging in chronological snobbery, they diminish our ancestors to dumb, grunting caveman status, never taking into account that they had the same intellectual capacity and curiosity we do. Human civilization didn't just appear out of nowhere--it can't have. It was a gradual process over many thousands of years, but most likely the early evidence for it is under the sea, or scoured away by the retreat and melting of the ice sheets.

There's simply no need to invent aliens here, and the AA proponents see aliens everywhere. Can't explain it yet? It was aliens.

But they never answer one crucial question: Why? Why would beings so far advanced come to Earth and build crude stone buildings? And then to leave behind what? Tools made out of stone, copper, and bronze?

It makes no sense.

The other thing I don't like about the whole thing is that there's no way to disprove it.



I become more convinced that beings from other planets are using the Earth as a lunatic asylum ~ George Bernard Shaw

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Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 710 Graham Hancock 30-Mar-14 20:18
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 264 carolb 30-Mar-14 21:09
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 235 DUNE 31-Mar-14 16:29
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 229 carolb 31-Mar-14 18:26
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 192 randompHactor 30-Mar-14 21:56
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 237 michael seabrook 30-Mar-14 22:23
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 218 carolb 30-Mar-14 22:47
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 229 michael seabrook 30-Mar-14 23:08
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 219 carolb 30-Mar-14 23:14
dzosa stones 258 michael seabrook 30-Mar-14 23:39
Re: dzosa stones 177 carolb 31-Mar-14 00:02
Re: dzosa stones 227 Vanya 31-Mar-14 12:12
Re: dzosa stones 227 michael seabrook 31-Mar-14 20:31
Dropa stones 252 Vanya 31-Mar-14 12:05
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 199 BobbyH 30-Mar-14 22:32
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 201 Brian Patterson 31-Mar-14 01:12
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 224 loveritas 31-Mar-14 02:47
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 206 Jon veitch 31-Mar-14 09:43
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 204 Titus Livius 31-Mar-14 11:25
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 237 Loki74 31-Mar-14 11:40
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 247 carolb 31-Mar-14 14:20
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 219 richarddullum 31-Mar-14 14:04
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 240 Jon veitch 31-Mar-14 15:22
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 205 randompHactor 31-Mar-14 16:14
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 328 Jon veitch 31-Mar-14 17:42
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 230 carolb 31-Mar-14 18:54
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 232 Jon veitch 31-Mar-14 20:00
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 219 carolb 31-Mar-14 20:08
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 194 Xaviant Haze 01-Apr-14 10:58
Moderator note 217 JonnyMcA 01-Apr-14 11:33
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 227 Aine 31-Mar-14 19:11
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 203 Laird Scranton 31-Mar-14 16:54
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 220 Laird Scranton 01-Apr-14 12:48
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 220 Brian Patterson 01-Apr-14 14:07
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 198 Laird Scranton 01-Apr-14 17:05
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 228 Aine 01-Apr-14 17:40
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 291 Laird Scranton 01-Apr-14 17:44
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 212 Aine 01-Apr-14 18:44
Wasn't he discredited? 310 Skatha 03-Apr-14 23:12
Re: Wasn't he discredited? 292 Laird Scranton 04-Apr-14 18:11
Yes, he was discredited, and still is 392 Merrell 07-Apr-14 10:06
Re: Yes, he was discredited, and still is 337 Laird Scranton 07-Apr-14 17:15
Re: Yes, he was discredited, and still is 288 PB Bytes 07-Apr-14 17:53
Re: Yes, he was discredited, and still is 223 Laird Scranton 07-Apr-14 20:33
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 388 Graham Hancock 01-Apr-14 18:58
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 239 Laird Scranton 01-Apr-14 19:18
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 392 Graham Hancock 01-Apr-14 19:39
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 218 Laird Scranton 01-Apr-14 19:52
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 380 Graham Hancock 01-Apr-14 20:11
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 239 Laird Scranton 01-Apr-14 21:19
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 227 carolb 01-Apr-14 20:43
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 206 Laird Scranton 01-Apr-14 21:13
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 189 MJT 02-Apr-14 02:16
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 189 Laird Scranton 02-Apr-14 04:40
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 273 Laird Scranton 03-Apr-14 22:05
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 260 carolb 03-Apr-14 22:23
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 217 Laird Scranton 03-Apr-14 22:40
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 216 carolb 03-Apr-14 22:43
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 225 Laird Scranton 03-Apr-14 22:55
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 218 carolb 03-Apr-14 23:14
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 214 Laird Scranton 03-Apr-14 23:18
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 172 eyeofhorus33 03-Apr-14 23:21
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 232 Laird Scranton 03-Apr-14 23:31
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 222 carolb 03-Apr-14 23:52
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 229 Laird Scranton 04-Apr-14 00:26
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 209 carolb 04-Apr-14 00:59
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 229 Laird Scranton 04-Apr-14 04:13
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 227 Laird Scranton 04-Apr-14 05:28
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 208 michael seabrook 05-Apr-14 17:47
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 180 Laird Scranton 05-Apr-14 18:46
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 203 cladking 06-Apr-14 01:02
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 165 PB Bytes 06-Apr-14 01:23
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 164 cladking 06-Apr-14 03:29
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 204 loveritas 06-Apr-14 01:41
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 208 cladking 06-Apr-14 03:31
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 205 MJT 06-Apr-14 10:45
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 161 loveritas 06-Apr-14 11:51
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 227 MJT 06-Apr-14 14:49
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 199 drrayeye 06-Apr-14 18:47
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 200 MJT 06-Apr-14 21:49
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 212 randompHactor 06-Apr-14 23:54
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 209 cladking 07-Apr-14 01:13
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 171 Brian Patterson 07-Apr-14 13:26
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 188 carolb 07-Apr-14 14:28
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 204 Aine 07-Apr-14 14:47
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 196 loveritas 06-Apr-14 23:13
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 194 michael seabrook 06-Apr-14 07:04
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 180 Aine 31-Mar-14 19:37
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 233 carolb 31-Mar-14 21:15
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 175 Laird Scranton 31-Mar-14 22:05
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 223 carolb 31-Mar-14 22:19
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 216 Aine 01-Apr-14 01:20
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 257 Thanos5150 01-Apr-14 04:13
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 180 Ratcho 01-Apr-14 05:57
I don't speak spanish 169 Ratcho 06-Apr-14 07:24
Bravo! 226 randompHactor 01-Apr-14 07:11
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 206 BobbyH 01-Apr-14 14:09
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 498 Graham Hancock 01-Apr-14 14:51
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 226 Xaviant Haze 01-Apr-14 22:26
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 209 Laird Scranton 01-Apr-14 22:31
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 168 Brian Patterson 02-Apr-14 00:40
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 223 Thanos5150 02-Apr-14 05:02
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 372 Graham Hancock 02-Apr-14 17:28
Kudos 199 randompHactor 02-Apr-14 20:46
The key question: how can we define "alien"? 219 Titus Livius 02-Apr-14 22:20
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 197 Audrey 03-Apr-14 04:44
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 224 Thanos5150 05-Apr-14 02:23
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 205 D-Archer 03-Apr-14 10:28
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 213 Aine 03-Apr-14 13:12
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 177 JonnyMcA 03-Apr-14 16:12
Board going strong 245 Misterx 22-Apr-14 11:32
Re: Ancient Alien Hypothesis -- what is your best shot? 162 MJT 01-Apr-14 19:28
Aliens Not Astronauts 199 loveritas 02-Apr-14 02:00
Re: Aliens Not Astronauts 152 MJT 03-Apr-14 09:23
Re: Aliens Not Astronauts 146 loveritas 03-Apr-14 12:32
Re: Aliens Not Astronauts 197 MJT 04-Apr-14 07:58
Re: Aliens Not Astronauts 199 loveritas 04-Apr-14 21:50
Re: Aliens Not Astronauts 213 MJT 04-Apr-14 22:25
Re: Aliens Not Astronauts 172 loveritas 05-Apr-14 01:04
Re: Aliens Not Astronauts 208 MJT 05-Apr-14 12:26
agreed with Loveritas 154 PB Bytes 05-Apr-14 15:34
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