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Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past. New York: Bantam Books. ———. 2000. Odyssey of the Gods: The Alien History of Ancient Greece. New York and London: Element Books. Animal Mutilations A N D R E W O . omestic livestock have sometimes been found with seemingly unexplainable fatal wounds. Often, the animals’ eyes and genitals have been removed. Claims have been made that they were killed and mutilated by unseen malevolent forces. Extraterrestrials gathering specimens, Satanists making sacrifices, government agencies up to no good, and strange cryptozoological animals on a rampage (such as the “goatsucker,” also called the “Chupacabra”) have all been blamed.

Today, scientists and philosophers reject astrology for the best of reasons: it has not contributed to human knowledge, it has no acceptable mechanism, its principles are known to be invalid, users disagree on almost everything (even on fundamentals such as which zodiac to use), and it has failed hundreds of tests. Furthermore, astrology is easy to explain: users do not guard against hidden persuaders (perceptual and reasoning errors), which is why an actually invalid astrology seems to work and why users can accept erroneous conclusions as true.

Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. Lehner, Mark. 1997. The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries. London: Thames and Hudson. Omunhundro, J. T. 1976. ” Zetetic 1, no. 1: 58–67. Sagan, C. 1963. ” Planetary Space Science 11: 485–498. von Däniken, Erich. 1970. Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past. New York: Bantam Books. ———. 2000. Odyssey of the Gods: The Alien History of Ancient Greece. New York and London: Element Books. Animal Mutilations A N D R E W O . omestic livestock have sometimes been found with seemingly unexplainable fatal wounds.

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