Re: Chariots of da Gods?!!

David L Evens (
1 Oct 1996 22:49:07 GMT

Loren Petrich ( wrote:

: The main problem I have with von Daniken's thesis is -- where are
: all the remains of all those ancient spaceships? Those ancient astronauts
: sure cleaned up after themselves :-)

He didn't suggest that there were very many of them to begin with. He
suggested that there were a small number of very impressive ones.

: And why are all the monuments that Mr. von Daniken cites all cut
: stone? Why not a reinforced-concrete one? ;-)

You might not believe this, but it actually takes less equipment to make
a cut stone monument than a reinforced concrete one. Cement isn't
something you're going to tote between the stars on the off chance you
want to build a monument at your destination. Making cement takes rather
a lot of very heavy machinery, so you won't bring that with you either.

The tools for shaping stone are more readily converted from the kinds of
tools you'd use in a geological survey, so an exploration craft would
likely carry such things (if there was an exploration craft).

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A pocket full of positrons,| But he certainly took us by surprise!"
A fission, a fusion, +--------------------------------------------------
We all fall down! | "Was anybody in the Maquis working for me?"
"I'd cut down ever Law in England to get at the Devil!"
"And what man could stand up in the wind that would blow once you'd cut
down all the laws?"
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