Too bad these people are not desperate enough to take a look at the actual evidence presented.
Truth to tell I've never found very much of the evidence for ancient aliens especially
convincing. I think the site does a reasonably good job of showing more mundane ex-
planations for many of the facts usually cited as evidence for such aliens.
My beef is really with human nature itself. Most of us are well aware that beliefs are
self perpetuating but they seem to overlook it when they consider their own beliefs. We
tend to laugh at how others can be so deluded when the truth is contained right in what
we personally "know" to be true. We all tend to be blind to the evidence that as a species
and as individuals we really don't know much of anything; that we all are stumbling in the
dark seeking an elephant to describe.
The fact that one theory can be weakened by close examination doesn't lend any cred-
ence to any other theory in the complexity of the concrete world. Ancient aliens haven't
really been disproven and even if they were it would not bolster anyone's beliefs.
I could certainly agree about the low quality of the TV program if that's what you want. But
even here I have to add I haven't seen it so my "belief" that it's low quality is in itself low
quality. The real world is about probabilities. It's the probability an electron will appear
in a specific orbit or that it will rain December 21, '12. It's the probability based on the
knowledge at hand that we have the correct answer to questions. Sure, we can leave it
in the hands of a deity and/ or take our chances but we need real world truth to make real
world progress and add new real world knowledge. By this standard it would seem ancient
aliens have done as much or more for the human race as some of the orthodox beliefs. In-
deed were it not for the fact that only orthoidox beliefs are represented in acquiring new
evidence then ancient aliens have a real probability (> 0%) of doing much more in terms
Beliefs are a superstition and they are stifling to the individual and the species.