Intelligent Design

Ancient Astronauts or Guiding Spirit?


In 1968 Swiss author Erich von Daniken popularized ideas previously suggested by others when he published Chariots of the Gods. From the lofty terraces of Peru’s Machu Picchu to the immense megaliths of Stonehenge in England, from the staggering complexity of Egypt’s Great Pyramid to the advanced plumbing of Mohenjo-Daro in Pakistan, the remarkable technical achievements of our “primitive” ancestors in every quarter of the globe millennia ago, could be explained, it is argued, only by postulating the guidance and assistance of aliens from other…

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Archaeology & Archaeologists in “Planet of the Apes”


In September 2007, I presented a paper at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. This year, it was held in Zadar, a beautiful old town on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. I gave the paper in a section on “in­vented civilizations” and what they can tell us about the practice of archaeology. I chose to speak on the invented civ­ilization depicted in Planet of the Apes. In the 1968 film version of Planet of the Apes, an American astronaut named Taylor, played…

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The Insecurities of Debunkery


Recently in a couple of arguments with a pair of self-styled experts in the revealed wisdom of the current order, we were told in no uncertain terms that the writers of this publication were not qualified, academically speaking, to dis­cuss the topics which they have dared to do in these pages. Since both gentlemen seemed rather irate, we, in the in­terest of peace, referred one of them to those among our ranks who hold high degrees from exalted institutions, but before we tried that approach…

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EX CANADIAN MILITARY CHIEF SAYS UFOS REAL To the ranks of public officials who have decided that UFOs are real and important can be added Paul Hellyer, the for­mer Canadian Minister for National Defense. Hellyer, in fact, is now among those who believe that the United States is weaponizing space in order to shoot down alien spacecraft. The former defense minister claims that his own interest in UFOs came about, not because of anything he saw while in office in the early 1960s, when he…

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Nature’s IQ

By Michael Cremo

Some years ago, I was in Europe, speaking about my book Forbidden Archeology in seminars and lectures. At a semi­nar in Belgium, a young Hungarian scientist, a cultural anthropologist named Istvan Tasi, approached me. Like me, he was a member of the Krishna consciousness movement. He asked if I could come to Hungary and give lectures about my work there. I said I would be happy to do so, but I had some conditions. First, my book had to be published there in the Hungarian…

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Fixing the Human-Origins Education Problem


On May 24, 2006, I addressed the Faculty of Education, School of Education Studies of the University of Kwazu­lu-Natal, Edgewood Campus, South Africa. In attendance were professors of education and officers of the Provincial History Committee. Here are some excerpts from the address: In recent times, archaeologists have become interested in seeing what the science of human origins and antiquity looks like from different cultural perspectives. My investigations in the field of human origins and antiquity are in­spired to some extent by my studies in…

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Big Science on Trial

by Martin Ruggles

Late in November of 2009 a hacker broke through the computer security system of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and copied over 3000 pages of e-mail and computer code which were shortly disseminated across the Internet. Revealed in the documents was what climate warming skeptics soon trumpeted as a shocking picture of scientific fraud and deceit of enormous significance. The ensuing internet/science tsunami was, and continues to be, of near biblical proportions. And while global warming…

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Daunting Dawkins’ Darwinism

By Bruce L. Gordon & Jonathan Wells

Notorious British biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has made more than a little news of late in challenging any suggestion that life on earth implies the involvement of a creative designer. About him, Wikipedia, the on-line ency­clopedia has the following to say: “Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularized the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term ‘meme.’ In 1982 he made a widely cited contribution to evolutionary biology with the theory, presented in his book The Extended…

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Strange Frontiers

By William B. Stoecker

When we think of life on other planets, we tend to think of planets orbiting stars, warmed by their energy, with plants (or something analogous to our plants) that are autotrophs, using sunlight to perform photosynthesis to produce food, and animals (or something analogous) that are heterotrophs, unable to produce their own food, obtaining it directly or indirectly from the autotrophs. But what if worlds suitable for such life, or at least what we consider to be advanced forms of it, are rare? What if,…

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Scientists Challenge Darwin


In 1997, British embryologist Michael Richardson and his colleagues published the result of a study which compared drawings said to be of embryos with actual embryos. The drawings under consideration had been published in many secondary school textbooks promoting the Darwinian concept of evolution. Richardson was quoted in the prestigious journal Science: “It looks like it’s turning out to be one of the most famous fakes in biology.” In fact, and worse, this was no recent fraud. Nor was its discovery recent. The embryo drawings…

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