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Scientific Verification of Vedic Knowledge

June 3, 2011

Extremely interesting video on the Science of Vedic Knowledge:

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It is India that gave us the ingenuous method of expressing all numbers by the means of ten symbols, each symbol receiving a value of position, as well as an absolute value; a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit, but its very simplicity, the great ease which it has lent to all computations, puts our arithmetic in the first rank of useful inventions, and we shall appreciate the grandeur of this achievement when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Apollonius, two of the greatest minds produced by antiquity.
— French mathematician Pierre Simon Laplace (1749 – 1827)

Examples:

The ancient Hindus originated the concept ‘zero’

In the Brahma Phuta Siddhanta of Brahmagupta (400-500 AD), the zero is lucidly explained. The Hindu genius Bhaskaracharya proved that x divided by 0 = 4 (infinity) and that infinity however divided remains infinity.

This concept was recognized in Hindu theology millennia earlier. The earliest recorded date for an inscription of zero (inscribed on a copper plate) was found in Gujarat (585 – 586 AD). Later, zero appeared in Arabic books in 770 AD and from there it was carried to Europe in 800 AD.

The Indian place-value numeration with zero sign ranks among humanity’s fundamental discoveries.

Earth is Round and Revolves Around the Sun

One thousand years before Copernicus published his theory of the revolution of the earth, in Aryabhatta’s treatise (Aryabhateean), it clearly states that the earth is round; it rotates on its axis, orbits the sun and is suspended in space.

Aryabhatta, in his treatise, also explained that lunar and solar eclipses occur by the interplay of the shadows of the sun, the moon and the earth. India’s first man made satellite was named Aryabhatta.

Copernicus published his theory of the revolution of the earth in 1543.

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