Ancient Aliens and Ancient Astronaut Theory

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Ancient Aliens and Ancient Astronaut Theory

Mark P. Robertson

Educational Planning Course “Critical Issue Project” Empire State College Mary Ellen Shaughnessy June 17, 2011

There has been a lot of commotion lately between both the scientific and religious communities in regards to this topic. The claims of Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life visiting the Earth in ancient times and profoundly affecting the development of Human civilization, is a controversial subject, at best.
Suggestions of extraterrestrials (ancient aliens and ancient astronauts) visiting the Earth in the past is supposedly connected with the origins or development of human cultures, technologies and religions.
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Noah’s was then instructed to repopulate, and implement species back on the Earth.
Looking at the Bible’s story of “Lot”, also in Genesis, Von Daniken suggests that the two “angels” who visited lot were not actually angels, but ancient astronauts, who used atomic weapons to destroy the city of Sodom.
Another ancient astronaut proponent and writer, Marc Dem, totally reinterprets the Book of Genesis by claims that humanity started on another planet, and that “God” of the Holy Bible is actually a spaceman. And, in stark contrast to popular belief, Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is an Extra Terrestrial, because He is essentially not of this planet.
Several chapters of the Old Testament have “God” depicted as travelling with clouds of smoke and fire, along with loud, “trumpet like” sounds. The Book of Enoch tells of flying objects and beings (the Watchers) that descended from “Heaven” to Earth. Enoch is said to have been taken on journeys around the Earth in these flying objects, and even travels to the heavens.
In support of the A.A.T., many theorists say that the sightings of U.F.O.’s throughout history are the actual “creators of humanity” who periodically, but in frequency, are returning to Earth to check up on their “creations”.
Put aside the many proponent’s depictions and interpretations of the ancient writings and artifacts, and there is no substantially hard evidence existing to support this ancient aliens/ancient astronaut hypothesis. This