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Book Review: The Ancient Alien Question: A New Inquiry Into The Existence, Evidence and Influence of Ancient Visitors by Philip Coppens

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The Ancient Alien Question: A New Inquiry Into The Existence, Evidence and Influence of Ancient Visitors, by Philip Coppens, poses some very important questions as to how advanced ancient engineering feats were accomplished by the ordinary people of the time. There is a considerable impossibility to recreate a number of engineering feats even utilizing modern principles of mathematics and engineering. Some of the ancient Egyptian engineering principles may be emulated to strengthen building structures in earthquake zones in the USA and elsewhere. Examples are the pyramidal structures of Giza with huge slabs that counterbalance each other — even during earth movements.

For instance, there are three 800 ton stones incorporated into the base of the Temple of Baalbek in Lebanon, while a single stone weighing more than 1200 tons lies abandoned in a nearby quarry. At the end of the twentieth century, there was equipment capable of lifting up 2000 tons, although transportation of the blocks was virtually impossible to perform. The meaning is that the engineers of Baalbek possessed a technology surpassing modern capabilities.

Out of Place in Time and Space, by Lamont Wood, explains the controversy over a 1460 painting of the Christ child holding a toy helicopter in hand while being held by the Mother Mary. The cover of the book shows a picture of the Mother Mary with a flying saucer overhead. So, the art world provides some independent evidence of unexplained phenomena centuries ago.

Another imponderable is that in 2500 BC, the three pyramids of the Giza Complex in Egypt were laid out in the formation of Orion’s Belt. Two millennia afterward, the three pyramids in Teotihuacan in Mexico (the other side of the world) were constructed similarly.

A similar imponderable is life expectancy as set forth in the Bible. The Book of Genesis sets life expectancy at 120 years. Genesis, Book 5 cites Adam who lived 930 years and at least 6 other people who lived beyond 900 years old. Martin Luther believed that these patriarchs had a better diet and sounder bodies with less of an impact of sin.

The Nazca lines in Peru are one of the billboards for ancient theories of aliens. The patterns are reminiscent of modern airport layouts. The logical question addresses itself as to the reason these airport designs were constructed somewhere in the vicinity of 500 BC.

The Nakhla meteorite fell to earth on June 28, 1911. Many people witnessed its explosion in the upper atmosphere before falling to earth in 40 pieces. When analyzed , the meteroite turned out to be the first Martian meteorite to show signs of aqueous processes. Scientists found that the rock had been exposed to water which is a condition precedent to water ever existing on Mars. In recent years, the Mars orbiter and rover missions have shown that Mars once had abundant sources of water. If so, the odds favor the notion that Mars once had and still may have microbial life.

The Ancient Alien Question poses important issues concerning whether or not aliens ever visited this planet. Does the presentation provide enough evidence to answer the skeptics? Probably not. What would be needed to strengthen the case for aliens having once visited the earth? Examples of direct evidence would be unexplainable language lettering found in only one or a few places, untraceable minerals/materials found in only one or a few locations, dead corpses with differentiating characteristics that are not fully human, and machines which function mechanically against the teachings of modern science or invention. An example of such machinery would be a crashed flying saucer operating under fusion power principles which haven’t been fully perfected on earth. The logical next step would be to reproduce the fusion power principles
utilizing reverse engineering.

The Ancient Alien Question takes the reader farther than other literature which has absolutely no support for alien visitations. There are a collection of novel and unexplainable ancient artifacts together with some machinery that demonstrates an unknowable origin or purpose. The proof of alien visitation is an extremely difficult undertaking which may not be resolved conclusively in this century or the next. Nevertheless, the quest provides eternal conversation for inquiring minds.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
  • We’re at that wonderful moment where most ordinary people ridicule the established architectural and historical record of man. The average man in the street is much better equipped to make a reasonable judgement about our origins.