My new online exclusive article on aliens and ancient texts is now available. In this piece, I explore the ancient astronaut theorists' beloved but ill-defined "ancient texts" and their demand that we view fantastic descriptions in these texts as literal reports of prehistoric alien visitation. I showed that following the ancient astronaut theorists' analytical method at face value, we encounter an irresolvable paradox, one that seriously undercuts the ancient astronaut theory's pretention to understanding ancient literature better than the experts. READ THE ARTICLE
9/12/2011 06:18:29 am
I'm glad you liked the article! You're absolutely right that Zalmoxis was most likely an indigenous Dacian/Thracian god whom the Greeks tried to explain away. I actually discussed this possibility in my article about the Scholomance, which I found had a connection to Zalmoxis.
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