Review of Ancient Aliens S18E06: "Secrets of the Star Ancestors"

This week, Wired magazine gave Jacques Vallée the glamour treatment, with a glossy profile praising the aging deacon of ufology for his six decades of failure to find the answer to UFOs. Vallée made some mouth noises about “the phenomenon” being too smart for humanity, claiming that the entities purposely embrace humor and absurdity in order to break down humanity’s rational mind. At a certain point, it stops being anything even science-adjacent and instead becomes an expression of philosophy and faith. Vallée admits that his UFO obsession originated in an adolescent interest—but of course—and Wired treated far more respectfully than you’d think his bizarre claim from last year that the U.S. government recovered an avocado-shaped UFO staffed by miniature space aliens in 1945. His image makeover as grand master of science and worthy future recipient of government patronage is a rather amazing turnaround from a man denounced as dotty and past-his-prime by his own ufology colleagues just last year.  ​Oh, well. It’s all like that now. No one’s ideas are too ridiculous, or too divorced from science, not to be hailed as heroism in our anti-rational culture. Speaking of which… Segment 1This episode of Ancient Aliens is about Native Americans, and it…

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Review of Ancient Aliens S18E06: “Secrets of the Star Ancestors”

Updated: February 18, 2022 — 9:26 pm