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Zecharia Sitchin

  1. Jan 23, 2005 #1
    has anyone else taken a look at zecharia sitchin's books and theories? if so, what is your opinion on it?

    it seems to be a very intriguing theory of the origin of humans.
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2005 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    This should be in the S&D forum
     
  4. Jan 23, 2005 #3

    Evo

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    OY. :bugeye:

    "Zecharia Sitchin, along with Erich von Däniken and Immanuel Velikovsky, make up the holy trinity of pseudohistorians. Each begins with the assumption that ancient myths are not myths but historical and scientific texts. Sitchin's claim to fame is announcing that he alone correctly reads ancient Sumerian clay tablets. All other scholars have misread these tablets which, according to Sitchin, reveal that gods from another planet (Niburu, which orbits our Sun every 3,600 years) arrived on Earth some 450,000 years ago and created humans by genetic engineering of female apes. Niburu orbits beyond Pluto and is heated from within by radioactive decay, according to Sitchin. No other scientist has discovered that these descendents of gods blew themselves up with nuclear weapons some 4,000 years ago. Sitchin alone can look at a Sumerian tablet and see that it depicts a man being subjected to radiation. He alone knows how to correctly translate ancient terms allowing him to discover such things as that the ancients made rockets. Yet, he doesn't seem to know that the seasons are caused by the earth's tilt, not by its distance from the sun."

    http://skepdic.com/sitchin.html
     
  5. Jan 23, 2005 #4

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    It also didn't help him any when the world didn't end last May...
     
  6. Jan 26, 2005 #5
    Yeah, even other crackpots think Sitchin is a crackpot.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2005 #6
    i think there's litterally only around 2 people that can decipher cuniform* (*spelling?) if that, so really you could make it mean what ever you wanted and no one could contradict you.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2005 #7

    russ_watters

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    I coined a term in another thread: second order crackpot. That's what you are if you're such a crackpot that other crackpots consider you a crackpot. You can use it, but you'll need to send me $1 for each use of the term. :biggrin:
     
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