elcome to the website devoted to addressing
the flaws of the ancient astronaut hypothesis popularized in the
writings of Zecharia Sitchin.
For the past two years, at conferences and on radio shows like
Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell and George Noory, listeners have
asked me numerous times to comment on the teachings of
Zecharia Sitchin. Why?
Because I am actually what Sitchin claims to be - a scholar of
ancient near eastern languages, texts, history, and religion.
People think (correctly) that if something's rotten in Sitchin's
Denmark (or Nibiru) I ought to know. This site reveals that I
I know for many who stop by to browse the
experience will be painful. So are tetanus shots, but you need
them. You need to see what's on this site, too, if you are
really interested in truth-seeking. You see, for the past two
years I have had an open letter on the Internet asking Mr.
Sitchin to answer some very simple, straightforward questions.
If you have the courage to take the red pill and enter this
site, I believe you'll also think these questions are entirely
fair. They have gone unanswered.
Yes, Mr. Sitchin's webmaster has responded to a few items, and I
have reproduced his response and my rejoinder on this site - not
only for comic relief, but also explanatory value. What do these
exchanges explain? That Mr. Sitchin's arguments, so ably
reproduced by his webmaster, have zero academic credibility. I
can't say it any other way and remain honest. If academia (as we
often hear) is supposed to serve the public interest, consider
this my contribution. Although I would disagree with the
academic mainstream's fear of testing its own assured
conclusions, I agree that it is irresponsible to allow blatant
untruths to go uncontested.
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In a nutshell, I'm a trained scholar in
Hebrew Bible and ancient Semitic languages and care about my
field and its resources. That means I have taken real classes in
these languages and the ancient texts from real professors in
real universities. I am not stumbling around in the dark. My
knowledge isn't just based on the fact that I can use a library.
Getting a Ph.D. in this area really does matter. I know many who
come to this website are frustrated by "academese" and a seeming
unwillingness (it's more than imaginary) of academics to
consider alternative research on the ancient world. I would
agree with you that there is a "knowledge filter" in academia (I
think of Cremo and Thompson's amazing efforts in "Forbidden
Archaeology" when I say that), but that does not justify poor
scholarship and fabrication of "data" to prop up ideas. It is
illegitimate to complain that academics should look at alternate
ideas and then turn around and refuse to look at what the
original sources say. Whether you want to accept it or not, when
you take Sitchin's interpretations of stories over the word
meanings the scribes themselves left us (they made dictionaries
back then too!), this justifies academics treating alternate
material with disdain. This situation should not be. We should
look and be willing to slay academic (and even theological)
sacred cows; you should respect the results of centuries of work
in the field by people who do this for a living.
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