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by William H. Stiebing Jr.

eBook Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions download ISBN: 0879752858
Author: William H. Stiebing Jr.
Publisher: Prometheus Books (September 1, 1984)
Language: English
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Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions : And Other Popular Theories about Man's Past. Controversial archaeological and astronomical "discoveries" have been the subject of countless news stories, best-selling books, movies, and television programs.

William H. is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the University of New Orleans.

Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions, W. H. Stiebing, J. Prometheus, NY, 1984. The Space Gods Revealed, Ronald Story, Harper and Row, NY, 1976. Archaeology: Myth and Reality, Jeremy A. Sabloff, (E., Freeman, CA, 1982. Some Trust in Chariots, B. Thiering and E. Castle, Popular Library, NY, 1972. The Ancient Visitors, Daniel Cohen, Doubleday, NY, 1974. The Past is Human, Peter White, Taplinger, NY, 1974.

Stiebing, William H. (1984). Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions and Other Popular Theories About Man's Past. The Space Gods Revealed: A Close Look at the Theories of Erich von Däniken. Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06-014141-7.

Ancient Astronauts, Cosmic Collisions and Other Popular Theories About Man's Past. Stiebing, Jr. an associate professor of history at the University of New Orleans

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William Stiebing, Jr. Seraphia D. Leyda Teaching Professor of History . William Stiebing has always been interested in ancient history. Leyda Teaching Professor of History Emeritus. University of New Orleans. After obtaining his . degree in history from . then called Louisiana State University in New Orleans) in 1962, he received a fellowship from the Oriental Studies Department (Near Eastern section) at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied under such notable professors as Ephraim A. Speiser, Samuel N. Kramer and James B. Pritchard.

Controversial archaeological and astronomical "discoveries" have been the subject of countless news stories, best-selling books, movies, and television programs. Promoted (but seldom critically evaluated) are the theories that markings in the desert of Peru are the remains of an ancient airfield used by space visitors, that the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt exhibits advanced technology unknown to the ancient Egyptians, and that there were near-collisions between planets of our solar system in historical times.This book critically evaluates many of these popular hypotheses about man's early history. It presents the most important evidence and arguments for and against theories of a universal flood, the lost continent of Atlantis, mysterious pyramid powers, pre-Columbian voyages to America by ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians, and Velikovsky's cosmic catastrophism.Professor Stiebing stresses the need for careful and objective analysis of the "evidence" used to support radical reconstructions of the past. The book discusses radio-carbon dating, archaeological stratigraphy, textual interpretation, and epigraphy as well as emphasis on the proper use of data provided by geology, astronomy and other sciences. It is written in non-technical language and will appeal to a wide audience.
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Love Me
this is the book to clarify all the bullcrap of Sitchen, Velkovsky, Von Daniken, and scientology L Ron Hubbard. Very small book with many direct good points, guy knows how to write. His brief answers in a thin book to these subjects are brief direct good answers for what these absurd theories paint in their hundreds of chapters and series of volumes, (like Hubbard scientology does). Granted this book was put out by Prometheus Books which are only anti-Bible full science books. But the author does not speak like a radical resistant of God and Bible. He merely points out that no global Armageddon happened to the solar system for dates of Jupiter meeting Mars, or Mars meeting Venus visually in the sky. He points out that Mayan Ahau-Pacal-Votan (Lord-Shield-Heart) is a resurrection tablet not astronaut up into space. What he doesn't point out is all the things on the tablet of 682AD are Christian symbols (serpent, corn bread, Mars cross, Venus quetzal bird), nor does he note that 3114bc is Flood +3744 years to Pacal makes him the Christ in 630AD and the 3114bc Flood the common 2256am of Adam. AND this is only an 8-year shift of Moslem Flood 3122bc to their Christ Mohammad 622AD. He does a good job on Atlantis being 900 years not 9000, that it is Thera exploding, and occurring as Africanus says with the flood of Exodus being Greek Ogygos. For such a small thin book with large print it gets to the point on vast number of topics.
Sudert
In the face of so much nonsense out there about the ancient past and the public's seemingly limitless capacity to listen anyone but the experts (consult the depressingly ebullient reader reactions to Hancock's crashingly unoriginal and largely fictional "Fingerprints of the Gods" at this site), Stiebing's book comes as a breath of fresh air. He is lucid, concise, factual, and reasonable. In successive chapters, he tackles the flood myth, Atlantis, Velikovsky's colliding-planets theory, ancient astronauts, the pyramids, mythic (and factual, in the case of the Norse) pre-Colombian voyages to the Americas, and ends with an assessment of the main characteristics of "popular" theories. In each case, he clearly lays out the much-despised "conventional" position on these issues: how, for instance, geology completely fails to uphold the proposition of a universal flood or how the pyramids were almost certainly built by Egyptians as tombs for their god-kings some 4,500 years ago and not by Atlanteans, refugees from a Martian civil war, or mysterious bearded figures from Antartica. What was striking to this reader was how many of the supposed "discoveries" and "theories" of recent pseudoscientific works like Hancock's (published in 1995) have long been argued and disproven already (Stiebing's book came out in 1984). Yet the "popular theorists" just continue to rehash the old, long discredited "evidence," never address countervailing opinion in detail, and sell thousands upon thousands of books. There can be no better indication of their utter disregard for the truth -- or of their motives.
Stiebing recognizes that part of the appeal of "popular theories" about the past stems not only from their sensational nature but also from a communication gap between mainstream scholars and the general public, few of whom have any idea what academics do or how they arrive at their dates, hypotheses, or conclusions. Stiebing ends with the hope that "Perhaps with concerted effort we can narrow the communication gap between scholars and the general public and make people less intellectually unwary than they have been heretofore. If so, popular theories may become less popular in the future." We must now admit, almost 15 years on, that his optimism has proven unwarranted. Despite excellent TV shows like "Archaeology" and "NOVA," the mass media continue to tout endlessly the "mysteries" of Atlantis, the Bible, ancient astronauts, the pyramids, etc. Charlatans like John A. West, Robert Schoch and Graham Hancock continue to get more airtime to view their nonsensical and untenable positions than any "mainstream" archaeologist. You can bet your bottom dollar that Hancock's crock has sold far more copies than M. Lehner's superb "The Complete Pyramids," a mainstream work that charts the rise and demise of the pyramid-building era of Egyptian history. The communication gap that Stiebing identified in 1984, it seems, is wider than ever.
Onnell
If you feel even the slightest sense of dismay at the size of the "new age/occult" section in your local bookstore as compared to that of the "science/nature" section, you will probably enjoy this book. If you never noticed the discrepancy, well, you're probably not reading this review. An earlier review of this book criticizes Stiebing for focusing his critique of ancient astronauts on the mistakes made by a single proponent. A full description of the egregious errors made by _all_ proponents of notions of ancient astronauts, however, would fill thousands of pages. There will always be some new crackpot that Stiebing has missed. Stiebing's book examines a number of other pseudoscientific subjects, and is not limited to ancient astronauts, and whatever your personal feelings about the reality of such things may be, this book is an invaluable counterpoint to the flood of irrational "literature" that currently chokes bookstores everywhere--the flood that gives the lie to the persistent notion that such "alternative" viewpoints are somehow censored by an all-powerful scientific establishment. For a real idea of the nature of this mythical power, try to find this book in the store nearest you. Now try to find one by von Daniken. 'Nuff said.