"I always felt that man is a stranger on this planet. A total stranger. I always played with the fancy maybe a contagion from outer space is the seed of man. Hence our prior occupation with heaven, with the sky, with the stars, the gods, somewhere out there, in outer space."
To Valerie, Michael, their grandmothers, and grandfather and all their ancient ancestors
The camera was ready. A microphone was clipped to Dr. Leslie Orgel's necktie. The crew of technicians was waiting.
Man is incomplete, as the sages have said. Maybe he's the three-dimensional shadow of his full five-dimensional self. In which case the best is yet to come. Someday we'll be more alive, more awake than any creatures we've ever known. Meanwhile it's up to us to keep flexible, keep wondering, keep guessing, right up to the top of our highest hopes and a little beyond - and if we'll keep on making still one more daring guess, then our guess will come true beyond anything on Earth, beyond anything that we could ever have guessed. That's what we have to do. And I guess we will.
Did man begin here on Earth or was he sent here from other worlds? Explore the mysteries of the world. Includes 32 pages of startling photos. A book that proposes that man did not originate on earth, but instead comes from space. This book is in the same area as Chariots of the Gods, and other "Ancient Alien" theory.