It’s Labor Day here in the United States, so in honor of the holiday, I’m… well, taking the day off isn’t quite right. I’m going to be working on other projects, so today’s blog post is shorter than usual.
Yesterday on Twitter ancient astronaut theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos fielded questions about the increasingly religious coloring Ancient Aliens has given to the ancient astronaut hypothesis, and he distinguished himself from his colleagues by coming out against a spiritual reading of the ancient astronaut hypothesis:
Tsoukalos went on to describe himself as a pantheist, believing that the entire universe and everything in it is itself God. Therefore, he argues, the ancient astronaut theory is neither racist nor a rebuke of human genius because everything is connected and everyone relies on teachers to some degree. Thus, he says, just as most children have schoolteachers yet some will grow up to be geniuses, there is no truth to the claim that prehistoric humans’ tutelage to aliens “undermines human ingenuity.” He did not explain why, if this were true, Ancient Aliens had him and his colleagues inform us that geniuses like Einstein, Tesla, and von Braun had all of their ideas pumped directly into their heads via an extraterrestrial information beam.
Keep this in mind the next time William Henry or David Wilcock blathers on about the spiritual rapture awaiting true believes in the alien divine.
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