Ancient Aliens

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by BillJ, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. sojourner

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    They came hundreds of light years to paint graffiti.
     
  2. Metryq

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    Thanks for the link, Darth Tom. I will give the book a reading. A quick search found one passing mention of the Nazca lines in Peru where the author cautions against "believing is seeing."

    Yet the article talks of "Earth-like" planets based on the sketchiest of information and attributes rock art to aliens. It didn't say "created by humans after ancient encounters with aliens." The quoted passage above says "the possibility that rock art on Earth is of extraterrestrial origin," meaning aliens made it.

    Poor, stupid humans are incapable of anything, such as stylized art or building huge stone structures without powered equipment.

    Bizarre petroglyphs with semi-human figures can be found all over Earth. Did the alleged aliens touch down everywhere to leave this art? Humans have amazing imaginations. Take a look at the "dreamtime" art of Australian aborigines. Does all art today represent only things from the real world?
     
  3. Metryq

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    With primitive tools, too.
     
  4. DarthTom

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    Hey, don't shoot the messenger. And interestingly enough this is the first time to the best of my knowledge, that a reputable scientist from a prominent university actually forwards the ancient aliens notion and in fact to none other than NASA IN a 350 page report. [read the PDF in the article linked]
     
  5. sojourner

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    The key is the phrase "for all intents and purposes", what he is trying to say is that we have as little idea behind what those early humans were like as we do aliens from another planet. He's not saying that aliens created the art.

    This is what happens when you read the Daily Fail. Wrong conclusions in the article and quotes taken out of context. The article tries to make it an ancient aliens connection. Not the book or scientist.
     
  6. Robert Comsol

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    If these were really ancient depictions, I'd wonder about the skirts the figures are apparently wearing.

    OTOH, this is not the isolated and protected inside of a cave, so I'd presume that wind, sand and rain would have erased those paintings a longer time ago, i.e. this rather looks to me like recent Nigerian art.

    Bob
     
  7. Dennis

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    Yeah, the notion that the writer is in any way suggesting or endorsing the notion that these things were created by aliens is an hysterical misreading of simple English. :lol:
     
  8. BillJ

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    Just finished watching When Aliens Attack on NatGeo. That was some stupid shit. They kept pointing to the Afghan rebels beating the Soviets but neglected that the U.S. was feeding them weapons. :eek:
     
  9. Spider

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    The concept of ancient aliens as presented on the show is complete bullshit, but like werewolves and vampires, it makes for entertaining TV. :lol:
     

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