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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
Some visions of infinity from the past and our times
The great Hindu mathematician and astronomer BhāskaraII’s work preserves a highpoint of Hindu knowledge. His work contains ideas that are often seen as characterizing “modern” scientific understanding i.e. what in the west would seen as starting with Leibniz and Newton … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged bhAskara, Devil's staircase, fractal, fractals, geometry, infinity, mathematics, Minkowski, nested structures, philosophy, questionmark function, religion, zero
In the gray zone
Among the thinkers of the modern Occident one may take note of the Englishman John Gray. He is firmly an insider of the Anglosphere not just by origin but also by worldview: he is quick to spot the barbarisms in … Continue reading
van Aubel’s theorem
The van Aubel’s theorem is a simple theorem which is comparable to the theorem attributed to the French conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte regarding triangles. It is easy to prove once you know the upāya, even as the yogins would say ānanda … Continue reading
Posted in art, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged Geometric construction, geometry, mathematics, philosophy, triangles, trigonometry, van Aubel
śūlapuruṣacatvārakam3: A method for the analysis of history
Somakhya, standing beside a pillar outside his university department, glanced at his watch with a tinge of irritation as he waited for Lootika to show up. She was to bring her sister Vrishchika from the medical school, which was some … Continue reading
Posted in art, History, Life
Tagged ancient Hindu thought, AntiHindu, AntiIndia, Darwin, Geopolitics, Germans, history, homology, India, Nietzsche, philosophy, Spengler, Story
upakathā of previous: śūlapuruṣacatvārakam
It was a bright spring day, when the vaṭakinī mahotsava was being celebrated. Several families from the town were arriving early in the morning at a shrine, which contained a gigantic image of the terrible ape Hanūmat. Even as Somakhya … Continue reading
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Tagged ancient Hindu thought, Gauss, Nietzsche, philosophy, Schopenhauer, science, Spengler, Story
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
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Tagged ancient Hindu thought, bharadvAja, bhrgu, epics, Greek, Greek thought, history of science, Indian science, mahAbharata, philosophy, sAMkhya, science