publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Traces of the Gods: Ancient Astronauts as a Vision of Our Future

Richter, Jonas;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
Abstract
<jats:sec> <jats:title><jats:bold>Abstract</jats:bold></jats:title> <jats:p>Ancient astronaut speculation (also called paleo-SETI), often labeled pseudoscience or modern myth, still awaits in-depth research. Focusing on Erich von Däniken and reconstructing his views on god and cosmology from scattered statements throughout his books, this article analyzes his attitudes toward science and religion as well as his concepts of god and creation. In this regard, his pantheistic combination of the big bang theory with a model of god as supercomputer is of special interest. Analogous to <jats:italic>interpretatio Romana</jats:italic>, Däniken utilizes what I call an <ja...
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free text keywords: Religious studies, History, Speculation, History of religions, Philosophy, Special Interest Group, Theology, Mythology, Creationism, Pseudoscience, Postcolonial mythologies, New religious movements, Cosmology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Traces of the Gods: Ancient Astronauts as a Vision of Our Future

Richter, Jonas;