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Open Letter to Mr. Sitchin
Well, here you are - congratulations on your courage (or maybe your hands were shaking and you clicked the wrong pill). Oh, well.
On the left is the main index for this site. Nothing fancy. I'll take some space here to explain the headings.
This is really the heart of the site. I catalogue, discuss, and illustrate the always agonizing, sometimes amazing, flaws in Sitchin's handling of the ancient languages, Old Testament, and Sumero-Mesopotamian tablets. To cut to the chase, as I've said on Coast to Coast AM several times, I'm convinced that Sitchin knows NONE of the languages he says he does. He makes mistakes a first semester student would (and a "C" student at that).
Please be patient with this link - there are a lot of images in these responses (I illustrate the silliness of the arguments with them) and they will load slowly. I wouldn't click here if Nibiru is within a day's arrival. Just kidding (really!).
Here's where I post the (disappointingly small) list of responses to my discussion of Sitchin's teachings. I have simple rules for responders: (1) I will reproduce your entire email on my site along with my response - so readers will know you aren't misquoted, and because there's usually something in them that makes for good comedy; (2) I will ask you to do the same if you have a website, and will post a link to that location so readers will know you've been honest with your own readers - that you have the courage to post my responses instead of caricaturing them. So far, two takers. Guess what? They were angry. Guess what else? No "posts in kind." I'm not really surprised, to be honest. If you want to contact me, click here.
Pretty self explanatory - the letter that was prompted in part when Art Bell asked me in May of 2001 on his show to debate Sitchin. I said sure. Still no response from Sitchin. Again, no surprise.
Boring, but necessary. Try and suppress a yawn.
No kidding - I decided to post these (names and SS #'s blacked out) last year since Sitchinites who call in and respond believe that I am (and this is my favorite quote so far) "leeching off this man's greatness." If you've read through the first two links above you'll know this is about as effective as the other side's arguments get. My returns are dated back to 2001, when my novel The Facade came out and I got on Coast to Coast. No, I'm not getting rich - no one does telling people the truth. Like I said, I have nothing to hide.
None of these are from ancient language types (there aren't many who choose a life of linguistic geekdom), but that's good. Sitchin invites criticism from a host of disciplines.
The only thing here right now is my discussion of the vision of Ezekiel 1, which Sitchin (and others) says is a flying saucer. Total bunk.
Takes you to my nerve center, where you'll find out about books and papers I've written on a variety of subjects. It'll also tell you a little more about who I am and where I've spoken. Try and contain your excitement.
On the chance I get invited to speak somewhere on these topics, I'll post them here.