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Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients Paperback – February 25, 2015
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I have to say I was thrilled and dissappointed all at once. The content of the book was absolutely fascinating. The author stirred up subjects that totally engulfed me; but as I'd read into each, I found him wandering off into some other rather uninteresting part of the subject and leaving me dieing to get back to the origional thought...which he often didn't. I got the feeling that he hurried the book and that it never really got edited... Thoughts ran off the page and never got finished; as if pages were missing from the printing.
I'd like to see this entire book re-thought and rewritten, because the CONTENT of the book is astounding to say the least. I'd recommend it to anyone who's digging into ancient history/origins because it has so much interesting material. But I would certainly warn them that it's not a well written or easy to follow book. I actually found myself getting bored with the author's wandering thoughts, especially when he teased with a fascinating subject, then wandered off to la la land.
My two complaints are that some of the pictures are so small that they are frustrating because you can't see much of the detail. Second, the assumption is made that you know about many of the places in this book and I don't. I had never heard of many of these places until reading this book. I would have appreciated a few maps to help clarify where some of these places are.
Great book. Very interesting. Enjoy.
Just look at the references if you want some examples. The sections on Vimanas, for example is referenced on the Vyimanika Shastra, a book written by Pandit Subbaraya Shastry, who believed that all the information from ancient time is available in the airwaves, and just need someone tuned in to them to access it. He 'channeled' this information, and dictated the book sometime around 1919..... not in the 4th century BC as claimed by Childress. He even includes pictures drawn an engineering student sometime around 1955. Just a quick glance will tell you he clearly slept through all of his physics, and aerodynamics lectures, and Childress suggests they are part of the original text.
Childress does raise some interesting points, however he discredits himself so often with wild claims and poor or no referencing, that the book reads like a work of fiction. Several times his only reference is that a story was published in a news paper - hardly a ringing endorsement of truth. I have a book on Myths and Urban legends, and almost every one of them was published in a news paper at some time or another.
Such a shame really as the subject matter is very interesting, and many others have done this subject much more justice. I will admit that it was an interesting read, but I found myself laughing more than being gripped by new an intriguing information - and page 164 being repeated verbatim on page 204 was just sloppy, but that's just representative of the book as a whole really.
If you can spare $10 and a bit of your time, have a read. You might find something of interest in there.Read more ›
I wouldn't know where to start with a review, but a few facts stand out. For one, Childress quotes very extensively (and almost to the point of making his own analysis mute) several authors, such as Andrew Tomas, who have been known to write falsities themselves. Tomas is a good example. Most of what Tomas writes about cannot be tracked down mostly because he never left any sources for his outrageous claims. The "Vedic UFO's" from which Childress gets most of his ancient Indian Vimana ideas from (including illustrations of them) were inspired by a book, Vaimanika Shastra, that was claimed to have been "channeled" by the transcribed author, Pandit Subbaraya Shastry. Childress performs these same erroncies in which claims cannot be traced, verified, or researched. This is not science...this is pseudoscience. Or better yet: science fiction. This is a type of religion, in which you must simply believe what is said and leave it at that.Read more ›
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