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Essential., 1 Oct. 2015
Great read from Graham Hancock as was expected. Wonderfully researched with a polymaths approach to the evidence presented. I think it is a more sober book than Fingerprints ( which is a book I can quite honestly say changed my life in that it opened my mind to the whole catastrophist take on human history ). Speculations are clearly disclosed as such and I think that this is an indication that Hancock is preempting the inevitable academic shitstorm that will come his way. An entrenched and prevailing singular academic mindset is a hurdle to be crossed ( Gunung Padang .. the dead hand of orthodox archeology ).Also,thankfully Hancock doesn't pander to the whole Sitchin Sumerian alien hypothesis which is a science fiction distraction in this whole area of alternative history.
Who is to say whether or not that there is a serious message for humanity implied in the precessional code embodied in megalithic monuments across the Globe. Its a compelling idea nevertheless and it hasn't gone unnoticed that there is a more urgent tone these days coming from many people in science to improve somehow our possible defence strategies against some kind of potential cosmic impact.