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Ancient Aliens Debunked

If you have seen the dreadful History Channel series on “Ancient Aliens,” in which any artifact whatsoever is twisted into “evidence” for visitation by extra-terrestrial intelligences in our ancient past, you’ve probably been wondering where the rebuttal is to all these claims. Well, thanks to the erstwhile efforts of skeptic and Christian Chris White, this video is a complete analysis that will give you all the ammo you need to respond to people who breathlessly proclaim that they saw this “documentary” on the History Channel that offers “proof” of alien visitation. You can say, “not so fast!” And then tell them what we actually know about ancient history and aliens (and the lack thereof). Video produced by Chris White.

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Stephanie
September 28, 2013 2:23 pm

I believe science AND religion have it correct. I think advanced beings came to Earth and “played god” and we evolved from that. Just as science “plays god” now. Early humans would see advanced beings as “gods”, and would therefore write of them as such. Has anyone considered that maybe Jesus was one of these beings?

By the way, I was raised Southern Baptist.

Steve
September 24, 2013 10:42 pm

Let’s just sort out one thing if it hasn’t been mentioned, Chris White is the most disinformed, disinformant there is. I only had to watch one of his 45 min YouTube flicks to notice how he completely debunks himself. Anyone with the energy to research what he is saying, even while you are watching his videos, will see that he gets his information from his derrière. I don’t even want you to believe what I say, just do your research on what he says and you will see that his words are baseless and he is using Christianity for monetary gain only. So there’s no need for debate around whatever this guy makes or writes.

deedeederdumplineater
September 5, 2013 2:47 pm

I think you are all aliens.

x3rx3z
September 2, 2013 9:35 pm

Yeah, out of the billions of galaxies out there who would stupidly think that are other intelligent civilizations like us that can develop out. We’re it! Better damn believe it, Suck azzezz! LOL. Listen to all the skeptics they maybe just telling you the truth. Hahahahaha!!!!

jeff
August 3, 2013 11:52 pm

A person makes an excellent, perfectly SCIENTIFIC movie debunking some of the most ridiculous alien conspiracy theories out there, and all you people can do is attack him because he is a Christian? Then you proceed away from the topic and yet again attack Christians with your ignorant hate. You don’t believe my religion? Fine. Your choice. Your loss. Can we now discuss something we both enjoy and can agree with? I love science and digging into this stupid UFO crap which I don’t believe for a second. I love to talk about science, particularly space science, but every site I go to I get this same vicious, hateful anti-Christian crap spewed at me. Religion and science are not enemies. They can exist side-by-side without a problem. Science is all about the physical world we can see. Religion is all about the spiritual world we cant. Two entirely different and independent subjects. Just because you don’t believe there even is a spiritual world (and I feel for you), doesn’t give you the right to cast aspirations upon those who do. Doing so only proves you to be a closed-minded bigot.

sedwin
July 12, 2013 9:26 am

I love it when skeptics claim that all the explosions described in the Mahabharata mean nothing because there are always explosions in battle. Yet of course there supposedly were no bombs, guns or gun powders back then so what are they referring to? Exploding spears and swords? I also love how they quibble and say the first time anyone ever reported a fly saucer was in the 50’s and it is a modern phenomenon. Again this was the first time anyone referred to a UFO as flying saucer. In reality people have reported them for centuries and just called them other things. Alexander called them flying “shields” because they didn’t have saucers back then and were warriors who used shields in battle. Further shields being metallic were probably a more accurate description. This report was also verified by two other generals on the opposite side of the battle in their diaries and this was three thousand years ago so hardly a “modern phenom.”

Skeptics are just as bad as die hard religious nuts. Real scientists have an open mind just like these guys on these history channel. The truth is for example the Romans had performed most of our modern medicine including surgery over two thousand years ago and we know this because they wrote it all down in books with illustrations. But skeptics just like these claimed just like now that it was pure fiction and as such refused to allow anyone to perform any of these procedures for hundreds and hundreds of years right up until the mid 1900’s. As a result millions of people died as a result of infection, and myriad other disease. Skeptics are a very dangerous and ignorant lot.

Justin
July 11, 2013 7:49 am

Debunking the AA theory is th same as debunking christianity with the exception is there is more evidence of alien life than the zero eidence of a divine being god. You can not use scripture as evidence it was written by man man lies…it is in his nature. Alien life has been found in meteors this is FACT!

eca egup
July 5, 2013 6:57 pm

I am simply going to comment on the issue of narrow thought.

A lot of tunnel-vision-like processing of facts and ideas is doing little good to achieve greater understanding here. The most useful comment I found in this entire comment list(which is ridiculously huge, but I read most of it) was the mention of theory being the main drive of the Ancient Aliens series. All of the explanations on that show have been, to the best of my understanding, under the pretense of multiple unified theories about early Earth and many of its mysteries we do not have concrete answers to.
In short, the series is one big chain of hypotheses that stand little chance of being proven or dis-proven by modern man absent the actual appearance of Aliens which could proceed to confirm or deny(but still not PROVE sound)the theories.

A Christian person could assume that I lack knowledge of God, and that knowledge would lead me to the understanding that the Earth was only so old…etc. I have shocking news: I fully consider myself to be a Christian. My attitude toward my own religion is that man was given intelligence to make sense of right and wrong(Example: when I first heard of the Ten Commandments, they made perfect sense to me, and I couldn’t believe people had to be TOLD this stuff). Now the scientists AND the Christians disagree with me, which means I’m making more progress than most. Yes, I believe in intelligent design, and I was raised Christian, so my brain is wired to receive God in that way. No I do NOT believe the Earth is 10,000 years old, nor do I believe with a certainty about 90% of what is in the Bible. Too many corrupt powers have had COMPLETE CONTROL of the distribution and proliferation of this text for it to be a reliable source of information. For the simple-minded(these people aren’t necessarily wrong by the way, just probably getting to the right solution via erroneous logic, which is fine as long as it always leads them right), a Bible is the perfect guide to life and history, and they need not know more. For those who MUST always look further, I believe God knew we would and seeks to guide us differently. This is why He would ever allow His book to be altered in any fashion. Some have the mental tools necessary to parse out what is right from what is just plain ridiculous, and some don’t. That’s fine to me.
Now I’m in hot water about my belief in Christ. Why ever can I believe some specific part of the Bible to the exclusion of all else(which isn’t entirely true either, but going into detail about that would put anyone to sleep/Rest assured, I’ve thought it through)? Who am I to make such decisions, being of mortal descent and incapable of divine understanding? Well, here is where I have to take a leap of faith and stand on unstable theoretical ground. My faith is rooted in the idea that science has unveiled one of the greatest mysteries of the physical world, quantum mechanics. Experiments(which I cannot produce the results or details of at the moment <– hate me for my laziness), have been done during the final moments of death that repeatedly and unfailingly showed a decrease in the weight of the dying vessel at exactly the point of death. Not all subjects exhaled a last breath, and bowel movements never left the weighing apparatus where acceptable results are concerned. If I combine this with what little understanding I have of quantum mechanics(not to mention the fact that some scientists have already published theories along this route) I get a physical soul which leaves at the moment of death (which is intangible, unobservable except at time of death in this case and indestructible). Owing to the phenomenon of quantum entanglement, such a soul could traverse the Heavens compelled perhaps by a superior being of infinite span that had in fact already bonded with that soul. This superior being would in essence keep the soul from hell (annihilation of its quantum state: Think scrambled eggs compared to whole eggs, except that the soul still perceives itself, and therefore would be experiencing the quantum equivalent to the most excruciating pain in the universe.), and provide a place for it in His house (a stellar vessel perhaps? who knows, I'm still working on this part).

Okay, so it's important to note that in my crazy (drug-and-alcohol-free by the way) brain I have this wild theory that unifies God and science in a never-before-seen way, but that I have NO concrete evidence to support my theory. So what, it is just a theory, and I have faith in God enough to believe this theory to be close to the truth. I'm not blaspheming as far as I'm concerned, because I think that accusation was used by the church to exert its will on a populace, and I am not of its populace nor do i ever intend to be. I'm not some desperate human-existential-crisis lunatic that NEEDS everything to fit and makes sense. Or am I? You decide. After all, why shouldn't it fit and make sense? When it comes down to it, doesn't everyone believe that there IS A RIGHT ANSWER in the end?

All of the above is a demonstration of how one could come up with a theory that is only legitimized by its own existence in their mind. I was clearly not representing my theory as fact, but if more people comment on this page, it is HIGHLY likely that I will be demonized by one side or the other for stating my opinion, no matter how much thought I have put into it or effort I have put into expressing it as an idea rather than a doctrine.

TLDR (yes this truly does need a tldr, and this tldr might need one too…)
Don't have tunnel-vision when thinking about these things. I'm looking at Christians and atheists/agnostics equally here, and frankly I don't think either side is more likely than the others to jump to bad and poorly backed-up conclusions. Who's facts are the most factual, after all? What determines a fact from an opinion or idea? If you want to know more, google-search knowledge and read just the first few paragraphs of the wiki.
Yes, I said Wikipedia. Get over it. The statistical likelihood that the information on Wikipedia is false is dependent on topic, and it is a consensus among the scientific community that things like "What is knowledge" (disclaimer: I didn't fact check this, so do my dirty work for me, or just agree to disagree) are answered on that very wiki page from text right out of scholarly articles and books, and in many cases verbatim. Also, they have sources, and their sources have sources…etc Ad-Infinitum.

I have no expectations of what anyone will get out of what I wrote. I just got bored and put in my two cents. If you DO get anything out of this, I hope its valuable and gives you pause to think a little more about us, God and science, together.

God
June 24, 2013 12:45 pm

To all the people out there that cant handle any new ideas or concepts people are offering. Then yes our world is flat and the sun spins around us, so go back to sleeping under your rock. These scientist are making a show for expanding ideas of our ancient past an presenting it as such. Hardly ever do they present Anything as fact, only as therory. So please expand your mind and pick up a book.
This show is giving questions, Not answers. “Ancient aliens” is just giving ideas and theories to unexplained sections of our past. Most of these people are just unsatisfied with the answers that “holy “books are trying to force feed us. No one could live long enough to give us the 100% “bias” view on what happened. And I don’t trust humans enough with something as powerful as religion. FACE IT. Religion is one of the most corrupting powers our world knows. And we have vast proof of it.

“god didn’t get to be god by giving away money” – Hubert Farnsworth

Personaly I think history channel Gould come out with a show called “GOD therory” So we can slander their ideas and mock them for having an open mind. if my god is anything like religious people say, Personaly I don’t think that god deserves to be a diety, or hold power over anything.

Joseph
March 20, 2013 4:51 am

Looks like YouTube has yanked the video because of a request from A & E. Fair Use? What’s that?

Knowledge In Truth
April 3, 2013 1:03 am
Reply to  Joseph

http://ancientaliensdebunked.com/

This is his site. The video and all supporting evidence is available there.

PapaMagnus
March 10, 2013 8:52 pm

Hmm.. Makes me wonder. We humans have a very very broad sense of consciousness. Ever wonder why of all the books, only science books have a universal/common understanding? While other books, we have different interpretations? We all agree that gravity is the reason for the apple to fall and yet we dont agree on terms of faith, we refute each others faith and yet the beings we worship doesn’t even care to prove themselves real.

MyMyselfandI
March 3, 2013 10:55 am

More specifically, their interpretation of the fall of Egypt.

MyMyselfandI
February 23, 2013 10:13 pm

It’s time for the AATs to tackle the Book of Exodus.

Dave Mowers
February 20, 2013 11:44 pm

Zecharia Stichin is very creatively applying modern terminology to Sumerian. None of his translations are correct. Look up the Sumerian yourself.

MyMyselfandI
February 18, 2013 7:42 pm

5 words: The Battle of Los Angeles…nuff said

Luke
February 3, 2013 1:53 pm

interesting documentry, is it harder to believe humanity has been given a helping hand by alien races in terms of technology, spirituality, and science. Or that a snake spoke to eve, moses spoke to a burning bush, jonah was swallowed by a whale for 3 days, a virgin gave birth to a son who would one day die on a cross then come back to life only to ascend into heaven? reason and logic vs faith … stranger than fiction.

Sven
February 3, 2013 9:59 am

Why do we constantly change the subject here? White’s show just points out the deficiensies of the AA (the serie) . Yes part of us might not be from this planet but plese try to explain it without resorting to bogus terms… mercury vortex??? BS and so on… and please have some respect for the ancient people , why do we think that we are so smart and they were so primitive. What an arrogance!

marsman
January 29, 2013 12:07 am

Don’t bother: a part of us is not from this planet. Chris White has the right to be more than sceptic but i think he’s wrong.

http://www.evawaseerst.be/ancientaliensdebunked.htm

Mickie Collins
January 27, 2013 9:47 am

Deanna Gassners’ thoughts of starting a pacifist type survival group are very plaudibe, sadly however, “Human Nature” being what it is, “Survival of the Fittest” will not always prevail. The Strongest, Most Powerful, not nescessarily the Fittest or the Most Intelligent” will.

In any cataclysm. violence will inevibaly emerge, in the regions affected. Fighting for control of Food and Resources, involving widespread looting and Killing until such time as Law and order can be re-established, if ever, depending on the amount of the World affected. Where mere Survival is the driving force, Morals come a very poor second place.

Survivors of a Cataclysm will be forced to choose between forming alliances with the Strongest Most Powerful groups who will most probably be fighting each other for control and falling in with its rules, or being left to starve at best or to be killed.

Though not being a defeatist per se and being experienced in Survival Techniches, in the event of any catclysm, I too, would preferthat me and my family die quickly than live in the unthinkable aftermath of a Society under Anarchy. We have seen all too recently, with Katrina and Hurricane Sandy aftermath how slowly “Government” reacts to even a localised catastrophy. It does not take much to envision just how incapable Government would be to react to a caraclysm of much larger prportions to those two incidents.

For all our Sakes, it woul dbe wonderful if a Suprreme Alien Force could manifest itself, before any cataclysm hits the Earth. as I doubt that the finacial, greed driven Society the world is in today could re-invent itself.

Sorry to go on, just my thoughts:–

Sven
January 26, 2013 8:12 pm

I think they did a good job pointing out all the “Untrues” of AA. I watched all the ephisodes and liked the show, however every time i tryed to resurch a subjech all the facts presented in the show were eather misconseptions or untrues. I belive in the Ancient Alien concepts but this pseudo experts are so lame presenting it. They destroy all the credibility of the idea. That is why it is so easy for White to debunk them. I hope the next season of the showwill do a better job in checking their facts beofe presenting them and don’t rely on pseudo experts like Erich Von Daniken , Zakharia Sitchin and crowd.

deanna gassner
January 25, 2013 9:10 pm

You know there’s gold on asteroids so they could get gold there just saying. After whatever happened in Roswell technology went crazy. If we are as smart as we claim to be its up to us as individuals to decide if there are Aliens,the government is spending alot of OUR MONEY to hide nothing,I’m just saying. I’m 52 yrs old the end of the world has been coming since the beginning. For all you neat individuals who are preparing ur family for world devastating events why would you wsnt to be here for that really.Its just amazes me how gullible people can be. I’m starting my own “organization no guns looking to settle and be self sufficient,no degrading self respectful happy settlement.NICE

Chad
January 25, 2013 6:43 pm

Science and Logic are still infants. Maybe we are not yet able to draw any authoritative or concrete claims on such Grand issues, and should openly and Respectfully acknowledge ALL differing opinions regarding the origins of our existence instead of trying desperately to prove each other wrong, when we may well be incapable of understanding such a massive issue at this time. It is the freedom of curiosity that drives us to illuminate the truth in the future.

Now, I watch AA, in fact, I’m watching it right now! I find some of their claims to be very emotionally charged and way left field, IMO because Giorgio Tsukalos and Erich Von Daniken are passionately trying very hard to preserve the austerity of an “Ancient Alien Theory” that explains ALL anomalous occurrences here on Earth (from Bigfoot to the DNA molecule) which turns many people off, and drives them into skepticism, but there are other claims I find very, very intriguing and worth keeping an open mind about.

One thing we Cannot ignore, are the megalithic structures that were built here in the past. The large churches of Ethiopia carved out of bedrock?, the Giza pyramid complex and Pyramid of the Sun complex sharing the same base? and both systems having 3 structures aligning in the same fashion as the 3 stars on Orion’s belt?, huge megalithic blocks in Puma Punku, Bolivia above the treeline and 60 miles away from quarry that seem to show evidence of machining?, the multi-ton Easter Island Moai?

Some of these feats deeply fascinated me WAY before this show was ever put on air, and science’s explanation of these feats (wooden rollers and rope) is sadly and almost childishly insufficient. AA’s theories alongside the oral traditions of the indigenous peoples of these regions point to “the heavens”, “star people”, or “gods”, who somehow assisted in the creation of these marvels with advanced technology. This is an AA theory I view with an open mind….because science has not given an adequate explanation!!

Mickie Collins
January 25, 2013 10:05 am

I do indeed have respect for other peoples beliefs Mindy, and enjoy hearing their theories. Being a Free Thinking Christian, of no particular denomination I am open to consideration of any concept of what is considered to be “The Supreme Being” and our possible origins.

I was not critiscing peoples beliefs, merely commenting on a Television Series which in my opinion, seems to be attempting to push so much loose theory and supposition, as suggestions that they are fact.

Perhaps I should clarify that I was not deriding anyone who believes in the subject covered by the program, merely that I felt the program was very poorly presented and did nothing add anythiing to what has already been churned over time and time again by numerous “Aithors”and therfore, would do nothng to convince an open minded person.

Mindy
January 25, 2013 9:06 pm
Reply to  Mickie Collins

Thank you very much for clarifying Mickie.Most people would not have.I feel indebted though to let you know I had no hard feelings about your comments,as I feel that the Ancient Alien series can sometimes overindulge the imagination and push their limits as well.For example Ancient Astronaut theory has been around for decades and I have yet to hear anything about Bigfoot being a member of the extraterrestrial club.I actually was very grateful for your comments because they pointed out just exactly why the series can sometimes have the opposite effect of what they are trying to convey.It was a great opportunity to clarify and simplify misconceptions that the program itself has created.

Mindy
January 24, 2013 8:43 pm

It is not just the series that uses the “what if’s”it is the belief system itself,hence the word theories in the title Ancient Astronaut Theory.I understand completely if your views are different and I do not begrudge you them,however for myself in a world full of Santa Clauses,Easter bunnies and Tooth fairies I hit a period of time where belief in something bigger than myself became very difficult and the Astronaut theories made God a PHYSICAL being I could believe in again.I like to think of myself as extremely open minded and I would be the first to stand up for your rights to believe in what ever your beliefs are even if I do not hold the same ones simply because I feel we are all entitled to do so.I would ask that perhaps you might have the same respect for those who believe in the Astronaut Theories.It does not make us unintelligent just diverse.

Mickie Collins
January 24, 2013 7:05 pm

Whilst watching ths series I was constantly wearied by the same old jargon, taking tings out of context and oft repeted:- “Could it be?” “Perhaps this was”. “As some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe”. “Is there Perhaps?”. “Is it Really Possble – as some Ancient Astronaut Theorists Believe”.

There were too many very short clips of “Experts” aparrently saying things that seem to conveniently support what is being presented as “fact, and not enough Experts elucidating on what was being put forward. Too many “What if’s” and Not enough Facts for this series to be remotely believeable, by anyone with even an iotoa of open mindedness.

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