Reply to Heiser's Asinine arguments in his open letter challenge to Sitchin (though not by sitchin)
I read portions of the beginning and can see it's not worth consideration. For example, the idea that Sitchin "taught" himself both Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform is quite comical. While there are numerous avenues for learning Akkadian, the Sumerian version is properly taught in only a handful of universities and institutes around the world. Unless you are quite honestly a natural-born and genius linguist, you will not be able to teach yourself Sumerian.
The point still stands that never once did Sitchin demonstrate an ability actually to transcribe, transliterate, or translate any cuneiform script.
Also, the suggestion that the Hebrews were working from Sumerian tablets is an obvious error. When the Hebrews were first starting to use a developed script to record their own religion and culture, the Sumerians already had been extinct for thousands of years. It's rather obvious the best of Hebrew scribes could no more read Sumerian cuneiform than I could...or Sitchin, of course.
In other words, beware the misguided acolytes of Zecharia Sitchin: they're as poorly informed as he was.