Some people are apparently a little confused about how I can reconcile my love for Daniel Jackson, and my loathing for Eric von Daniken.
Well, it's easy.
Eric von Daniken lives in THIS world, where the pyrmids were build by extraordinary human effort using advanced, but still ancient and very human, ingenuity, math, technology and skills. All of which we can abundantly demonstrate that the humans of that time had. Nevertheless, he believes that alien astronauts came to our planet and assembled the wonders of the ancient world with the magic laser beams. Despite the inability to support these claims with equally extraordinary proof, he continues to promote his ideas as though they are established fact.
Daniel Jackson lives in a fictional world where the pyramids were ACTUALLY BUILT by extraordinary human effort using advanced ingenuity, math, technology and skills which were given them by ancient astronauts posing as gods in order to obtain hosts for their parasitic selves, as well as intelligent, adaptable and fast-breeding slave armies. Unlike Daniken, when Dr. Jackson went looking for the alien astronauts, HE FOUND THEM. Then, they pissed him off, and he tweaked their noses, kicked the asses, rolled them in tar and feathers, and kicked them out of his galaxy...with his brain. He hardly had to flex those nicely proportional arm muscles at all.
Also, Eric von Daniken is a paunchy, dusty old crank who is technically old enough to be either my father or my grandfather, and he spouts enough unsupportable superstitious B.S. to be my pastor. Anyone creeped out yet?
Daniel, though fictional, is only two years older than me (born THE DAY BEFORE ROCKY), is adorable, and works out on a regular basis.
So, there you have it. Happy now?