Ancient Alien Motivation

Can’t Read Your Mind

There is an official word for assuming that someone believes something because of some psychological problem. I think it’s ‘psychogenetic fallacy.’ Not super sure, though. It’s a tempting fallacy to use when it comes to pseudohistory claims, especially about aliens.

Inherited Badness

A lot of the pseudohistory claims don’t come from troubling sources. They come from religions, they come from people hanging onto old claims that were disproven, and simple ignorance. You can’t generalize about these sources.

Stripping The Bad Away Without Actually Turning Good

But these arguments change over time and collect other ideas. The claims themselves morph a little, too.

Replacing God

Every time I see Ancient Alien claims, I think the words ‘technological angels.’



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Vivian Yongewa

Vivian Yongewa


Writes for content farms and fun. Has an AU historical mystery series on Kindle.