Author Topic: Erich von Däniken  (Read 717 times)

Offline Sparks

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Erich von Däniken
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:45:27 am »
Bio of Erich Von Daniken, author of Chariots of the Gods

That book was first published in 1968. It was quickly translated also into Scandinavian languages, and became a best seller. Some 50 years ago, I was not so critical and sceptical as I later became. Still, I found serious flaws in that book based on my own knowledge and reasoning. So, from the early 1970s I became a debunker of Erich von Däniken, which caused a lot of anger among some of my gullible friends.

You have mentioned him in your quotes in this 2007 thread, and good thing with extensive quotes, since the original sites of publication have disappeared from the Internet:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=1240.0 (Debunking Nuage Lies About Mayans)

Some background for those who would like to know more about this author of pseudoscience:

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Erich_von_Däniken. (My favorite article.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_von_Däniken (Criticism covers more than half the article.)
http://www.daniken.comhttp://www.daniken.com/en/ (His hilarious homepage.)

Chariots of the Gods
Let me quote at length from Hyperallergic:

The article you refer to deserves to be read in full:

https://hyperallergic.com/470795/pseudoarchaeology-and-the-racism-behind-ancient-aliens/

Offline Sparks

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Re: Erich von Däniken
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 02:39:36 am »
Happy to see Al Carroll's Däniken bio here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0902206/bio

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Erich_von_Däniken. (My favorite article.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_von_Däniken (Criticism covers more than half the article.)

The forum software did not understand the German 'Umlaut-A'. So I made links that will work:

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Erich_von_D%C3%A4niken
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_von_D%C3%A4niken