I don't see what is wrong with the fact we got help from aliens or superior beings.
In a twisted way perhaps that those beings needed our help for something else.
That's simply because it's something you want to believe in. I've stated repeatedly why the explanation is extraneous, over complicated, and all together unnecessary. There is no proof of alien life assisting early man. None. We've studied very thoroughly every instance of abandoned ruins, old cities, derelict towns, etc... That we find, and there has never been one indication. Not once, of extraterrestrial life visiting us.
There is, however, proof that human beings dragged on, tooth and nail, for hundreds of centuries to get where we are today.
I am myself would not be surprized if aliens or superior beings built the first pyramids, those such as the pyramid of kheops, and taught humans how to build the others smaller, less resilient ones.
Once again. It's a matter of belief that runs contrary to the established facts and evidence.
This is almost starting to drift into "Evolution is still just a theory" territory.
Didn't german scientists help the U.S.A for space program ?
Wasn't lead of the team who build the Saturn V a german scientist who happened to be the one who built the missiles for Hitler ?
Were the U.S scientists consider lazy or incompetent because of that ?
I'm saying it's lazy on the part of people who believe in it, because they clearly haven't picked up a book and actually read
about our collective species' history.
It's like those who choose to believe in Creationism
or Intelligent Design
who stand from their point of belief and say that evolution is just a theory.
Now, I have nothing against people having personal beliefs, but when it starts driving like a semi-truck into on coming traffic (the facts) and trying to usurp said facts, I take a huge offense to that.
Not to mention, if we were to use your example, we have proof as to whether the Germans did or did not help us. Yes?
We have no proof an "Ancient Astronaut" even existed! Let alone whether it ever visited Earth, or even helped man out. There are no records of any account that identify such a being.
Isn't it the same for people who think that whatever problem they have come from demons (or djinns for Arabic people) or other evil spirits ?
Isn't it the same for people who think human can achieve absolutely nothing without God intervention or help ?
Only a minority of people believing in the Ancient Astronaut theory believe that the Aliens are responsible that anything which happens or happened to us.
In the same way only a relative minority of believers in God, think that God or demons are responsible for anything good or bad which happens or happened to us.
Yes, and most of those people keep that kind of crap in their own homes, or in their churches. Most of them don't bring it out into the real world and try to force it on others, especially whilst flying into the face of the facts.
Those, in the minority, that do that are; assholes.
Or ancient civilizations got some help from aliens or superior beings that they call gods or demons.
I believe that the ancients were not as stupid and as primitive as people think they were.
And if they were not stupid ,and i think that some ancient people were smarter than us, why can't we give them the credit to tell the truth regarding superior beings with whom they were in interaction and that they called gods ?
And if they told the truth regarding these beings, why can't we acknowledge that those superior beings could have help mankind evolve or have access to some of their technology ?
I based my remarks on facts. You base yours on a belief, or a potential belief. There is no proof anywhere that aliens ever came here. Nowhere. Not in any of the remaining ancient city ruins. Not near any of the pyramids. Not in any of the major areas human beings have existed across the known stretch of human civilization existed. Not one cell. No calling cards. No foot prints. Nothing.
Not a shred of proof to base the theory on.
Run that next to what we have discovered and learned about ourselves and how so many things came to be, without any need of a higher alien being to come down here and poke at us every now and again. In fact, in some instances it would be extraneous to explain alien interference into the equation.
Also, the belief in the ancient astronaut theory does
imply a level of stupidity that didn't exist. It implies we couldn't figure out how to do the things ourselves and aliens came and helped us. It says, pretty clearly, that if aliens hadn't shown up, we wouldn't have a civilization of any description! That's the entire point. It's saying we didn't occur naturally, that we're some kind of a odd species out of the rest.