NEW: Pythagoras Theorem written before he was born!

Bijoy Misra bmisra at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Apr 9 07:17:06 EDT 2001


Dear Samar Abbas,

Do you know what you are talking about or you just hate
anything credited to India?  I thought you had some
scholarly aptitude.  It looks more political aptitude.
Sorry to say this.

Bijoy Misra


On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Samar Abbas wrote:

> AFTER AIT & NGT, NOW PTT ! After AIT, Saffron researchers are busy
> unveiling another `racist Nazi' theory: PTT (Pythagoras Theorem-Theory),
> which wrongly gives credit for Pythagoras theorem to Pythagoras :
>
>   "Pythagoras's Theorem was written before he was born, in
>    ancient Indian treatises called the Shilpa Sutras.
>     The Times,
>    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-60843,00.html
>    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-60856,00.html
>
>  Also, "Electrical energy was not a recent discovery, but was mentioned in
> the ancient Vedic texts, along with magnetic and solar energy." and "
> Wireless technology was invented by Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, not Marconi"
> So, plenty of `racist Euro-centric' theories to take care of: WET (Western
> Electrical Theory), MET (Marconi Electrical Theory) etc.
>
> For more laughs about AIT, PTT, NGT :
> http://www.the-hindu.com/2001/01/03/stories/03030007.htm
> http://www.ambedkar.org/News/hl/RSSlaunches.htm
> http://www.indian-express.com/ie/daily/20010101/ifr01033.html
> http://www.indiaserver.com/thehindu/2001/01/01/stories/0201000h.htm
>
> Samar
>



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