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 The geometric principles behind discrete dynamical systems based on the generalized Witch of Agnesi
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 Residues of squares, sequence curiosities and parabolas galore
 A poll on peoples’ beliefs on reincarnation
 Making of a modernday mantraśāstra pamphlet
 Some words on mathematical truth, scientific conviction and the sociology of science
 A note on the least prime divisor sequences of 2p plus or minus 1
 A note on āmreḍitas in the Ṛgveda and issues of word distribution
 The amazonian banana republic: the strīrājya in Hindu tradition
 Sītā in the pyre
 A sequence related to prime counting
 Convergence to a palindrome
 A problem from 600 CE and some curiosities of Āryabhaṭa’s kuṭṭaka algorithm
 A brief note on some new developments regarding the genomics of Indians
 The remarkable behavior of a map displaying derived from a simple model for a biological conflict
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Some words on mathematical truth, scientific conviction and the sociology of science
Sometime in the bronze age more than one group of humans, including our own Aryan ancestors, discovered that the squares of the two legs of a right triangle sum up to the square of the hypotenuse. This is the famed … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged biologists, biology, fake blots, fake gels, fake science, fake scientist, history of science, linguistics, philosophy, philosophy of science, science
Mongolica: Knowledge preservation and generation, Bolad Aqa and the like
We had earlier written an essay on the preservation and production of synthetic knowledge by the Chingizid Mongols. Here we discuss a few additional points in that regard. It is clear that throughout the Chingizid clan there was a certain … Continue reading
Posted in History
Tagged astronomy, buddhism, China, Chinggis Khan, history of science, India, Iran, Mongol, Mongol religion, Mongolia, Mongols
The apparition of the Scottish surgeon
On a late summer evening, at the twilight hour, Somakhya accompanied by Lootika met Vidrum outside his home. Vidrum was supposed to show Somakhya something special he had found during a visit to the limestone excavations near his ancestral village. … Continue reading
Posted in art, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged anthropogenic, extinctions, fiction, ghost, ghosts, history of science, Story, tortoise, turtles
Āryabhaṭa and his sine table
Everyone and his son have written about Āryabhaṭa and his sine table. Yet we too do this because sometimes the situation arises where you have to explain things clearly to a layman who might have some education but is unfamiliar … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged AryabhaTa, astronomy, Hindu mathematics, Hindu science, history of science, mathematics, siddhAnta, sine table, sines, trigonometry
bhR^igu smR^iti
We provide below a translation of the protoscientific section of bhR^igu smR^iti along with a comparative analysis visavis Miletian school of Greeks: Translation of the bhR^igu smR^iti 14 We are not entirely happy with this translation done sometime back: Despite … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged ancient Hindu thought, bharadvAja, bhrgu, epics, Greek, Greek thought, history of science, Indian science, mahAbharata, philosophy, sAMkhya, science
The makings of "Islamic Science"
“In the time of the Hellenes and during the early days of the empire of the Rum the sciences were honoured and enjoyed universal respect. From an already solid and grandiose foundation, they were raised to greater heights every day, … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Politics
Tagged history of science, religion, Thabit ibn Kurra