I bought Forbidden Archaeologist and a condensed version of Forbidden Archaeology together. I saw Michael Cremo on one of my favorite shows, Ancient Aliens, and then listened to him as a guest on The Conspiracy Show. He is quite the intellect on ancient history, especially in archaeological findings that question both history and science.
The book is a collection of writings that are separated into chapters and placed chronologically in the book. Much of the book debunks Darwin's Evolution Theory. Cremo has studied and somehow been involved in multiple skeletal findings of human beings. In Evolution, scientists pinpoint the "modern day" human evolving somewhere between 100,000-150,000 years ago. Because of "survival of the fittest", the modern day human being wiped out other hominids who were intellectually inferior. Where do they get the time line? Supposedly through carbon dating and other generally accepted methods.
Using the same dating methods, Cremo talks about several other "modern day" humans found millions of years ago. The significance of this suggests that human beings did not evolve from ape-men, but were here the whole time along with dinosaurs and other pre-historic creatures. This little tidbit proves that we didn't mutate or evolve or magically develop from a ape or fish or amoeba, etc.
Cremo admits to being a very spiritual man of the Hare Krishna faith. Scientists claim he and others who back these findings are biased. He shoots back throughout the book that it is the science community who is biased. They tend to continue their own studies as if these other skeletons did not exist. These very skeletons are a nuisance to Evolution.
Cremo also implies that ancient alien theory tends to work along side his hominid findings. For example, Indian temples might be even older than originally believed which means that they were all the more difficult for man to have constructed.
I would have liked this book better if Cremo would have taken the time to rewrite all of his articles into one fluid book. There is a lot of repetition because each article/chapter was written separately. At times the separated chapters came off more like rants than information. In Cremo's defense, he is not a novelist but a researcher. I didn't buy the book to be entertained; I bought it to be informed.
The research involving human skeletons was fascinating. I learned much about the scientific community. They, like most groups, are not based on facts. Once again politics come into play. Scientists group off and weed out findings that don't fit their theories because their egos are more important than truth. I also learned much about Evolution. Personally, I could never get passed the whole "Big Bang" thing. In math, if 0 + 0 = 0, how can nothing + nothing= explosion that created the earth and all life? I plan on reading Cremo's Forbidden Archaeology next.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is suspicious about Evolution. I really liked how Cremo took that whole carbon-dating thing that scientists love to use as a means of "proving" their theories and then turned the tables. 4.5/5 Stars
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