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One of the most common questions asked relating to UFOs is about the theories behind these unidentified flying objects Throughout history many theories have been developed to give reason for this unexplainable phenomenon While most theories that are raised are quickly dismissed one particular theory of the 20th century seems to have grabbed the worlds attention It is a theory proposed by Erich Von Daniken in his book entitled Chariots of the Gods He states that there is scientific evidence to prove that aliens of other worlds had actually visited the earth Von Daniken claims this evidence can be located on five continents Basically his theory alleges that the human beings throughout history are in fact descendants of aliens Before Von Daniken begins to support his theory he first attempts to prove that it is possible for intelligent beings to be in the cosmos By investigating the actual amount of stars that one can see with a modern reflecting telescope which is estimated to be thousands of millions he concludes that our stellar system is only a tiny part of an incomparably larger stellar system Von Daniken applies this belief to astronomer Harlow Shapelys hypothesis This hypothesis states that a planetary system can be found in every thousand stars It continues by claiming that with this data one star in a thousand may have the needed conditions to support life This leads to the speculation that there are 100000000 planets in the universe where life could possible exist Other hypotheses are given for the number of planets that may be sheltering life One is that of biochemist Dr Stanley Miller who states life and the conditions essential for life may have developed more quickly on these planets than on earth Another hypothesis given was from Willy Len who believes that these planets with life have creatures on it with the same intelligence as humans Von Daniken continues his idea of the real possibility
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