History YMMV / AncientAliens

11th Nov '17 12:55:18 PM CheeseDogX
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* UnfortunateImplications: When one strips away the various pieces of ''flat-out wrong'' information produced on the show, it can fall into this: a great deal of the "alien" artifacts or human sites built "with alien assistance" are from pre-Columbian civilizations or sub-Saharan Africa, the implication being that these civilizations were [[http://drmsh.com/2014/07/05/the-racism-of-the-ancient-astronaut-theory/ too backward or stupid to create such impressive structures.]] For instance, the show once claimed that Puma Punku, a fifth century Aymara site in the Bolivian Andes, was "the only site created directly by extra-terrestrials". At the same time as Puma Punku was constructed, the Romans were building equally-if-not-more advanced stone structures...but ''of course'' those stupid Amerindians couldn't build anything white people could, they ''must'' have been helped by aliens![[note]]On the other hand, the show erroneously claimed Puma Punku was a couple of thousand years older than it is, so there's that.[[/note]] It's not hugely far-removed from the 19th century theories that Great Zimbabwe was built by "southern Jews".

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* UnfortunateImplications: When one strips away the various pieces of ''flat-out wrong'' information produced on the show, it can fall into this: a great deal of the "alien" artifacts or human sites built "with alien assistance" are from pre-Columbian civilizations or sub-Saharan Africa, the implication being that these civilizations were [[http://drmsh.com/2014/07/05/the-racism-of-the-ancient-astronaut-theory/ too backward or stupid to create such impressive structures.]] For instance, the show once claimed that Puma Punku, a fifth century Aymara site in the Bolivian Andes, was "the only site created directly by extra-terrestrials". At the same time as Puma Punku was constructed, the Romans were building equally-if-not-more advanced stone structures...but ''of course'' those stupid Amerindians couldn't build anything white people could, they ''must'' have been helped by aliens![[note]]On the other hand, the show erroneously claimed Puma Punku was a couple of is over ten thousand years older than it actually is, so there's that.[[/note]] It's not hugely far-removed from the 19th century theories that Great Zimbabwe was built by "southern Jews".
11th Nov '17 12:50:20 PM CheeseDogX
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. The new season even features him accompanying the History Channel's team. It's gotta be the [[EinsteinHair hair]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. The new One season even features him accompanying the History Channel's team. It's gotta be the [[EinsteinHair hair]].
11th Nov '17 8:47:32 AM CheeseDogX
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* MisaimedFandom: A lot of people watch the show to have a good laugh at the insanity the hosts try to present as valid scientific inquiry.
21st Aug '17 2:05:40 PM CosmicFerret
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** Another Q&A session showed that Tsoukalos could poke fun at himself. When a poster asked him who did his hair, he responded with an image of the "ALIENS" meme featuring himself.
22nd Jul '17 1:32:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Which is not to say that Europeans get off scott free. People like Wernher von Braun and UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein are assumed to have come up with their groundbreaking ideas because aliens were implanting them in their heads. Because there's no way that the V2 Rocket or General Relativity were thunk up by us humans.
** On top of that; The whole theory makes the human species a bunch of idiots incapable of figuring out anything. It's very insulting and misanthropic.
22nd Jul '17 1:31:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* SnarkBait: See {{Narm}}. It even got its own version of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' treatment from ''Viceland'', called ''Traveling The Stars'', in which rapper Action Bronson snarks at the show with his friends and acquaintances, while completely stoned out of their gourds on weed.

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* SnarkBait: See {{Narm}}. It even got its own version of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' treatment from ''Viceland'', called ''Traveling The Stars'', in which rapper Action Bronson snarks at the show with his friends and acquaintances, while completely stoned out of their gourds on weed.
22nd Jul '17 1:08:03 PM SpukiKitty
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** On top of that; The whole theory makes the human species a bunch of idiots incapable of figuring out anything. It's very insulting and misanthropic.
15th Jan '17 10:32:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** He was asked on Reddit how he came up with his hairstyle. He claimed he didn't purposely design it that way, it just sort of naturally evolved over time.

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** He was asked on Reddit Website/{{Reddit}} how he came up with his hairstyle. He claimed he didn't purposely design it that way, it just sort of naturally evolved over time.
29th Sep '16 6:06:38 PM missmoon
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* SnarkBait: See {{Narm}}.

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* SnarkBait: See {{Narm}}. It even got its own version of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' treatment from ''Viceland'', called ''Traveling The Stars'', in which rapper Action Bronson snarks at the show with his friends and acquaintances, while completely stoned out of their gourds on weed.
24th May '16 1:50:30 PM CheeseDogX
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** Which is not to say that Europeans get off scott free. People like Wernher von Braun and UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein are assumed to have come up with their groundbreaking ideas because aliens were implanting them in their heads. Because there's no way that the V2 Rocket or General Relativity were thunk up by us humans.
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