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The Idiocy, Fabrications And Lies Of Ancient Aliens

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 11:55:44 -0400
Archived: Tue, 15 May 2012 11:55:44 -0400
Subject: The Idiocy, Fabrications And Lies Of Ancient Aliens

Source: SmithsonianMag.Com


May 11, 2012

The Idiocy, Fabrications And Lies Of Ancient Aliens
By Brian Switek

Until now, I have assiduously avoided Ancient Aliens. I had a
feeling that if I watched the show - which popularizes far-
fetched, evidence-free idiocy about how human history has been
molded by extra-terrestrial visitors - my brain would jostle its
way out of my skull and stalk the earth in search of a kinder
host. Or, at the very least, watching the show would kill about
as many brain cells as a weekend bender in Las Vegas. But then I
heard the History Channel's slurry of pseudoscience had taken on
dinosaurs. I steeled myself for the pain and watched the mind-
melting madness unfold.

I"m actually glad that my editors don"t allow me to cuss a blue
streak on this blog. If they did, my entire review would be
little more than a string of expletives. Given my restrictions,
I have little choice but to try to encapsulate the shiny,
documentary-format rubbish in a more coherent and reader-
sensitive way.

The episode is what you would get if you dropped some
creationist propaganda, Erich von D=E4niken's Chariots of the Gods
and stock footage from Jurassic Fight Club into a blender. What
results is a slimy and incomprehensible mixture of idle
speculation and outright fabrications which pit the enthusiastic
"ancient alien theorists", as the narrator generously calls
them, against "mainstream science.=94 I would say "You can"t make
this stuff up", but I have a feeling that that is exactly what
most of the show's personalities were doing.

There was so much wrong with the Ancient Aliens episode that I
could spend all week trying to counteract every incorrect

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