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While some visitors here and even ourselves appear to be absorbed by Roswell and/or other UFO incidents (Socorro for one), and while our friend Chris Aubeck (Wonders in the Sky
with Jacques Vallee) scours antiquity’s dcouments, via his Yahoo Magoniax
Forum (where people submit ancient UFO accounts), we, all of us, have to realize and accept the “fact” -- and it is a fact –- that UFOs, for all our attention, have not affected humanity’s evolution, humanity’s civilizations, or any significant human enterprise.
Looking through the books below, we found not one item or footnote that referred to UFOs or anything that could be construed as a UFO; on the contrary, lots of things that prior civilizations embraced and noted (with art, writing, and action) were so removed from the UFO phenomenon that one is stunned by the attention Ancient Astronaut theorists get with their seemingly abundant litany of extraterrestrial artifacts and influences. Such artifacts and influences just do not exist, on a scale that betokens (meaningful?) alien visitations in the past.
The books listed here are only a few of the many that we (the RRRGroup and The Einstein Fellowship in Ann Arbor) perused for UFO or UFO-like references:The Hittites
by O. R. Gurney [Originally a Penguin Book, 1952, reissued by The London Folio Society, 2000]Ancient Europe: A Survey by Stuart Piggott
[Aldine Publishing Company, Chicago, 1965/1970]The Mochica: A Culture of Peru
by Elizabeth P. Benson [Praeger Publishers, NY, 1972]Our Oriental Heritage
(Part One of The Story of Civilization) by Will Durant [Simon and Schuster, NY, 1954]
We have culled from those books, the images created by the cultures examined, and present some here, noting the obsession that humanity, the peoples covered by the tomes, had with hunting, war, dress, sex, and death. (None had an obsession with visitors from the sky, except as anthropomorphic renditions of their gods, who also seemed consumed by war, dress and, especially sexuality.)The Hittites: Gurney
(an accent on sexuality and death):Benson
[ibid]Our Oriental Heritage
My point is that human culture (art, writing, warfare et cetera) has been noted by the ancients right up to today, with no ubiquitous insertion of UFOs or things that look like UFOs.
UFOs play no part in the modality of human evolution, mental or physical.
UFOs are a minor, peripheral phenomenal insertion in the movement from primitivism to human intellectual advancement.
That is why historians, archeologists, anthropologists, evolutionists, and science, generally, eschew UFOs; the phenomenon is essentially meaningless, like comets or meteors passing through the skies, or the aurora borealis
, which is fascinating, but ephemeral in the great scheme of things.RR