Episode 18: Interview on Ancient Aliens with "Dumbass"
Recap: "Parrot," AKA "Dumbass," has spent many hours on his own podcast and blog dissecting Ancient Aliens claims and evidence. In this episode, he shares some of what he's learned about the ideas, claims, and people involved.
- The Dumbass Media Empire
- Relevant Transcripts on Parrot's Podcast
- Episode 2 - The Golden Flyer
- Episode 4 - On the Vaimanika Shaastra and Vimanas
- Episode 6 - On Ezekiel and Josef Blumrich
- Episode 8 - On Moving Large Stones and Christopher Dunn's "Theories"
- Some of the Ancient Aliens Sites
- Supplied Imagery
- Relevant Posts on my "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Blog
"Parrot," AKA "Dumbass," and I discuss some of the various ideas related to ancient aliens. First we address some of the broad reasons for aliens to visit us in the past, such as enslavement, a tourist stop, or as a brothel.
The bulk of the episode discusses some of the main evidential claims put forward, including: Pyramids, the "golden flyer," the Christian Bible, Nazca lines, Face on Mars, a spaceship painting from A.D. 776, and bone calendars from 30,000 years ago.
The next subject we addressed were about some of the people involved in the ancient aliens phenomenon and some of their specific takes. These were Giorgio Tsoukalos, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, David Hatcher Childress, and Christopher Dunn.
We wrapped up the ~70-minute interview with a summary of some of the broad reasons for ancient aliens and why people think they came here: argument from ignorance, argument from personal incredulity, making things up, and especially anomaly hunting.
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Atheistcat USA, Ohio
5:55pm on Friday, August 31st, 2012
There is evidence that ancient women kept track of their menses by making marks on sticks or pieces of bone. Since a woman's cycle is approximately the same as the lunar month, these artifacts could be mistaken, I suppose, for astrological calenders.
Bill Ellis Canada
9:08am on Friday, January 13th, 2012
I am glad to here people debunking the Ancient Aliens claims.