By Kenneth C. Davis
Who dug these canals on Mars?
What was once the biblical superstar of Bethlehem?
Were the pyramids outfitted by means of extraterrestrials?
From the ancients who charted the heavens to big name Trek, The X-files, and Apollo thirteen, outer house has intrigued humans during the a long time. but so much people lookup on the evening sky and believe absolutely at midnight in terms of the elemental evidence in regards to the universe.
Kenneth C. Davis steps into that void with a full of life and readable advisor to the discoveries, theories, and actual those that have make clear the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos. observe why Einstein used to be one of these genius, the reality in the back of a blue moon or , the superb secrets and techniques of Stonehenge, or even how one nice astronomer misplaced his nose.
With the thrill question-and -answer structure that has appealed to the thousands of readers of his bestselling do not know a lot approximately® sequence, you will be setting out on an exhilarating armchair exploration of the sunlight method, the Milky approach, and past.
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In von Däniken’s view, these aliens were not the malevolent invaders of countless Hollywood science ﬁction thrillers, but great builders. These alien builders, to their remarkable credit, were responsible for the great stone megaliths at Stonehenge in England, temples of Central and South America, Mesopotamian ziggurats, the colossal 20 DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE UNIVERSE statues found on Easter Island in the Paciﬁc, and the Egyptian pyramids, among other ancient mysteries. While von Däniken argues that these aliens were primarily builders of the very ﬁrst order, they could also be destructive.
When the harvest time came, and many [olive oil presses] were wanted all at once, he let them out at any rate which he pleased and made a quantity of money. ” In a move that might equate Bill Gates’s leaving Microsoft to ponder the fate of the universe, Thales turned his attention from olive oil to practical science and is regarded as the founder of the Ionian school of natural philosophy. ) One reason the Greeks began to do these remarkable things is that they became travelers—giving up the settled and very rocky prospect of simple farming and goat herding to become traders who sailed the Mediterranean, bringing them into contact with civilizations and ideas that had already been around for thousands of years.
The great philosopher Aristotle took up the Pythagorean ideas and ran with them. He put forward some fairly convincing arguments for a round Earth in his book, De Caelo (“On 14 DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE UNIVERSE the Heavens”). First, he noted that an eclipse of the Moon was caused by the shadow of the Earth when it was between the Sun and Moon. The Earth’s shadow was always round, Aristotle reasoned. Second, Aristotle and the Greeks knew that the North Star appeared lower in the sky in the south than when seen in northern regions.
Don't Know Much About the Universe by Kenneth C. Davis