If you are referring to Sitchin and/or von Daniken, then neither was a scholar in anything. The definition of a scholar is:
Obviously neither was a pupil or attending school, nor did they hold a scholarship, so 1 and 3 are out. And it is very obvious that neither was a learned person or had done advanced studies in the field of the Sumerian civilization. Real scholars (i.e. experts) has completely torn apart what said two characters have written - never have they offered a rebuttal, only the usual regurgitation of their misconceptions and mistakes. And it is not a debate whether true or not - if you read the www.sitchiniswrong.com link you could actually clearly see the difference between real experts and the quacks. There is simply no discussion about who is wrong and who is right.
Again, I ask you the same as I did Royal. Please point out what those huge leaps in knowledge and technology were. I know you cannot because they simply do not exist.
Edited by badeskov, 19 March 2012 - 01:13 AM.