If you believe in the literal truth of myths, fairytales, and everything you read, as Mr. Tomas does, then you will believe...

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If you believe in the literal truth of myths, fairytales, and everything you read, as Mr. Tomas does, then you will believe what he is trying to prove: that an ultra-advanced civilization existed on earth tens of thousands of years ago. Following in Velikovsky's pseudo-scientific footsteps, the gullible Tomas stretches myths to ""prove"" that ancient men used airplanes, A-bombs and anti-gravity, mapped the whole world, and co-existed with dinosaurs. An idea of the depth of reasoning used here is illustrated by Tomas' argument that alchemy must have been successful in making gold, for otherwise why would there have been so many laws against it? For some reason, the author doesn't use the same argument for the existence of witches. In line with many fellow-fantasizers, Tomas postulates bug-eyed extra-terrestrials brought all these marvels to the ancients. This book is out of place in the ""non-fiction"" category.

Pub Date: Dec. 30, 1971

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1971