That’s the title of my recent post on Robert Temple’s Sirius nonsense (The Sirius Mystery) over at my other blog, PaleoBabble. For those not acquainted with this “mystery,” it concerns the Dogon tribe in Africa — and their alleged advanced knowledge of the star cluster that is, to the unaided naked eye, just one star (Sirius). How is it that a primitive tribe obtained this knowledge? Alien visitors in antiquity, of course.


The next time you run into this, please direct people to this post or the link above. It’s long (3600 words), but it demonstrates that (pardon the pun) you shouldn’t take this ancient astronaut claim seriously.