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Sitchin's books are always a pleasure to read with the author's engaging style and bold assertions, but the most obvious hole in his theory is that there is NO evidence of any cataclysm or upheaval in 100BC when Nibiru was supposed to have passed the earth according to the author's own chronology. He claims it comes by every 3600 years and that it caused the great upheavals and the end of the last ice age in about 10 000 BC. Also, he makes unscientific statements about linguistic affinity and does not work like a scientist here. It is easy enough to find similarities between a language in Eurasia and one in the Americas, but one must put this in context, in a broader taxonomy (classification structure). There are similarities between Sumerian and Nostratic (Eurasiatic) the parent family of Indo-European and many others, and also (other)similarities between Sumerian and Dene-Caucasic. For these, I recommend the work of professional linguists like Alan Bomhard, Joseph Greenberg and Merritt Ruhlen. Sitchin takes many liberties but at least he does it in an entertaining way.
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on 14 January 2016
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on 31 October 2014
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on 22 August 2014
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on 27 August 1998
When I first read the 12th planet over 20 years ago, I coundn't help but believe that he was wrong. It went against what I believed at the time. However, over the years I have winessed his translations to be accurate. I have heard him speak on several occasions, and he is a very sensible man. There is no knowledgeable scholar that challenges his translations--they only challenge it as being fact--as they assume it as myth. The only challenge in translation is the Hebrew word SHEM, which has historically been translated as NAME. However, there is plenty of evidence that support his translation in light of the latter writing of the Torah, which has a late date, even later than Job. I recommend this book to anyone with a open mind. Each must chose what he believes.
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on 18 February 2015
fascinating book, good service
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on 13 July 1999
The previous reader who comments on Columbus would do well to read some history - in the time of Columbus every educated person knew the world was round - this had been known since ancient times and its size had been measured accurately in the ancient world using shadows cast in wells on the Tropic of Cancer. The doubt expressed about Columbus's voyage was NOT that the world was flat but that the distance to the East Indies Westward from Spain was too far to sail - and this was correct. If American had not been in the way Columbus would have starved to death somewhere in the Pacific. Turning to Sitchin, the book is a pitiful testiment to human stupidity and gullibility. Every ancient inscription with a pointy thing in it is taken as depicting a rocket, etc., - the usual von Daniken technique of "argument" and "evidence". And how could a hypothetical planet with an orbit that takes into deep space and back evolve like anything like Earth humans? A carving of a man on a bed (or something) with lines round it is presented as "evidence" of ancient radiotherapy, a pit-like structure (it could be a latrine) is a depiction of an ancient "missile-silo" (and why are missiles kept in silos?) The whole thing is garbage that insults the human mind. Buy it if you're an idiot. If you are a rational human being, read honest science-fiction like that of Larry Niven or Poul Anderson. Or, if you like unconventional archeological theories, read Thor Heyerdal, who is at least a real scientist.
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on 10 November 2014
Awesome book. Opens your eyes
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on 24 August 1998
I liked this book, though a dry read. I wish Sitchin would have just presented the evidence, rather than "stretching" it to fit his idea of things. He has done his homework for sure but I don't agree with all his conclusions.
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on 27 October 1998
I found this book absolutely remarkable! While the first hundred or so pages was relatively slow reading and dry, the book later picks up and the information presented in the beginning acts as the foundation upon which Sitchin provides answers and explanations to the questions and understandings that have been, up to this point in time, two sided (Creation vs. Evolution). In my opinion: A must read for those seeking new and fresh explanations to the mysteries of mankind.
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