Monday, May 18, 2009

Origins?

Erich von Däniken wrote a series of books starting with 1968's Chariots of the Gods claiming that aliens had played a key role in the history of humanity. Among other things, he claimed that aliens were behind ancient religions, visions such as Ezekiel's, and the construction of ancient monuments. While his ideas have been generally dismissed by scholars, they have taken some hold in popular culture, providing the background for many science fiction pieces (think, for instance, of the end of the most recent Indiana Jones movie). Perhaps a little more respect is given to the idea of panspermia, that life on earth may have originated elsewhere. Sir Nadroj played with the idea of alien influence at the very start of things in Cogs of the Gods. I know it's a bit of a stretch to include this MOC on this blog, but I figured we can have some fun with the topic here. Perhaps something more serious tomorrow.



Origins

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