Does Anybody Watch the Ancient Aliens TV Series on History Channel?

It's this show about how all of the religions in the world were speaking metaphorically about how God/s were actually extraterrestrial beings that have enslaved the human civilization, and have manipulated our genome "in their image". I'm not sure what to make of this... check this out:


What do you think???

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A coworker of mine loves that show and I had to vommit in my mouth through two episodes, he went on and on and on after the one about global warming being a money making fraud. I was literally biting my tongue.  I think it's funny too, but aliens in caves is freaking hilarious!

I've watched one or two episodes of this show for amusement.  Personally, I never saw any compelling argument.  The show seems to be based upon a mix of circumstantial evidence and argumentum ad ignorantia.


Basically, the show seems to cherry-pick similar events "x, y, and z" and then suggest that "Theory A" is a plausible explanation for these supposedly similar events. The show then relies upon the lack of an evidenced theory for "x, y, and z" to illogically support the plausibility of "Theory A."  


Furthermore, I never saw any "expert" on the show with reliable credentials.  Perhaps I just missed it, but I did not see a testimonial from anyone bearing any title beyond "researcher" or "author."  I want to see scientists who have published peer-reviewed papers on the subject matter, not self-published authors who have spent countless hours trolling the internet for "evidence."


In the end, I think that the show is primarily useful for spotting logical fallacies.

Maybe they are trying to lead on those who have gods to watch then later question & search for more information on history & religion or they are just trying to get more ratings 

pawn stars FTW!

& am i the only one that finds that very, very tan faced dude hilarious to look at?

I absolutely LOVE this series!  The point to some interesting gaps in scientific knowledge, which often gets me looking into these gaps.  Usually I find that these gaps are just conveniently omissions by the writers of the show, but sometimes there are real gems to be found.  Scientific knowledge, but its very nature, is full of all sorts of gaps because scientists refuse to fill those gaps with fairy tales.  Investigating the real gaps often leads to some really interesting articles about research being done in that area.


Sometimes I feel that science is a little too stringent in its requirements of evidence.  For one, I keep hearing that ancient Egyptians (the pyramid builders) didn't even know what a pulley was.  You don't need to make a wheel to get the same mechanical advantage, however.  Simply running a rope around a an anchored, greased pole provides you with a pulley.  Archeology is very good at showing us the tools that people used, but it isn't very good at showing us how they used them.


I would like to see a project that would simulate the development of ancient building techniques.  If you hired rather uneducated people to work at quarrying rock and stacking it up, providing them with only very simple tools, you could observe the rate at which the efficiency of their work increased.  At first they would really struggle, but given enough time, say a few years, they would develop their own skills and probably come up with some really creative ways of moving those rocks.

Very much agree!!  I love this series as well!!


Please see my earlier (first post) and its good to see others who are able to look at this with an open mind...this theory makes more sense since than god with the magic wand AND evolution from fish, to monkeys to us,

That was one of the biggest strawmen I've ever seen. It pains me to see that nowhere are we safe from them.

I don't see any reason to assume that the ancient Egyptians could not have built the pyramids.  What is the basis for this claim?  We accept that the ancient Greeks built the Parthenon and other masterpieces of architecture and engineering, right?  Sure, it's difficult to move large blocks of stone.  It remains difficult.  It is also not impossible.  Why do people find it so mind boggling?  Throughout history people have been building memorials to the dead.  In Egypt's case they built pyramids.  Why is this so hard to accept?  I just see no reason at all to conclude that there was some extra-terrestrial help.


We don't know why the Nazca lines were built.  However I find no need to ascribe supernatual or alien involvement.  People have been making art for time immemorial.  Much of it I don't understand, to this day, like Christo's orange gates or a shark encased in formaldehyde.  I also don't know why my parents thought it would look good to put wood paneling and shag carpeting throughout their house in the 70's, and frankly when you ask them now they don't know either.  Maybe aliens made them do it?

I think the reason people have so much trouble understanding the pyramids is that we are generally presented with a very primitive picture of the ancients. This is mostly a socially propagated view, but science tends to reinforce it by using the word 'primitive' rather than 'ancient' or even 'early' when referring to the writing, ideas, and tools of ancient/early/primitive cultures. The dictionary definition of primitive doesn't suggest the negative connotations that this word has taken on in modern usage.
Good point and well stated.
I agree as well!
I've seen a couple episodes. last one was the one about deluge-scale disasters and it cited the bible and 2012 numerous times. I got more angry  than I usually do when I watch the Office.
Sadly, most Americans receive what passes for "science" on commercial TV, where the producers of shows do not care a bit about truth; their only motivation is market share.  And, since science instruction in American schools is so woefully and shamefully inadequate, there is little to counter the paranormal nonsense that pours from the popular media.


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