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Erich von Danikens Chariots of the Gods Fact or Fiction by Was God an ancient astronaut Do legends centuries old of gods and heroes tell of space travelers who came to earth from distant parts of the Cosmos Are some of the ruins of antiquity remnants of great airfields the favoured landing sites of extraterrestrial craft Yes writes Erich Von Daniken in his runaway best selling book Chariots of the Gods Von Danikens sequels to this book Gods from Outer Space and The Gold of The Gods appear to be of imitations The popularity of such a sensational theory should not be surprising It has been over twenty-seven years since flying saucers burst into the publics awareness and UFOs still continue to generate excitement and controversy Sensational hypotheses such as these generate such levels of interest that they tend to become self-sustaining quite apart from the question of whether they are true Established science has always shied away from such remarkable claims It took courage to write this book and it will take courage to read it says Von Daniken Even if a reactionary army tries to dam up this new intellectual flood a new world must be conquered in the teeth of all the unteachable in the name of truth and reality Does science avoid Von Daniken because it is afraid to face up to the truth Lets examine some of his many claims to see if they are serious scientific theories or mere humbug On page 9 Von Daniken serves up a basic rocket equation derived by one Professor Ackeret purporting to show how time slows down for space travelers who zip along at velocities near the speed of light This is an important consequence of Einsteins theory of relativity Yet a quick glance at this rocket equation shows that it isnt an equation at all Every equation is a mathematical statement of the equality of two quantities this equals that But
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