Ancient Aliens – The Divine Number: In numerous sacred traditions, the number twelve holds a divine significance. It can be found repeated in ancient architecture, groups of twelve wisdom keepers, and even the latest scientific principles. Could this divine number be part of an alien code left for humanity to decipher?
Ancient Aliens is an American television series that premiered on April 20, 2010, on the History channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment in a documentary style, the program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology, and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact. The show has been widely criticized by historians, cosmologists, archaeologists and other scientific circles for presenting and promoting pseudoscience, pseudohistory and pseudoarcheology.
Ancient Aliens – The Divine Number
The first segment of the show simply lists times that twelve appears in Christian mythology. That’s it. Nothing about significance. Just numbers. For a show that already did a similar but more engaging episode about the number three back in season six and another about the number nine in season eleven, it’s a rather depressing letdown. Which is it, Ancient Aliens? Is every number a secret alien code? Are numbers themselves an alien secret? I know pseudohistorians don’t like math, but making it an unknowable extraterrestrial conspiracy seems a bit of an extreme reaction to your unpleasant school years.
The second segment goes to Göbekli Tepe in Turkey to complain that hunter-gatherers weren’t smart enough to build large stone structures and then to ask why the enclosures have twelve pillars. Similarly, they ask why other stone structures have twelve standing stones, and why the Israelites erected twelve standing stones. Although the lunar calendar offers enough explanation, the show instead insists the it represents the dodecahedral shape of space-time recently proposed. They claim Plato had knowledge of this because he imagined the cosmos as a dodecahedron. Cool story, bro. He chose that shape because a dodecahedron has pentagonal sides, so each face had five sides, representing the quintessence, and therefore the dodecahedron was the quintessence inflated from two dimensions to three—i.e., perfect.