Aeronautics in Ancient India?

jacob.baltuch at jacob.baltuch at
Thu Jun 26 22:48:36 UTC 1997

>in message <Pine.A32.3.95.970626171118.58337E-100000 at> ,
>ucgadkw at (Dominik Wujastyk) wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Jun 1997, sudheer birodkar wrote:
>>> I am looking for information on aeronautics in ancient
>>> India. I am told that there is a book called Brihat Vimana
>>> Samahita in Sanskrit.
>> This text was printed, but there are no manuscripts of the work and it
>> must therefore be a fabrication. . . .
>Permit me to assert that the unavailability of evidence is no proof of the
>invalidity of what is being claimed, proposed or investigated.

Of course! Brilliant! Just because there's no evidence that
your grandmother can fly, does not *prove* that she's not
an airplane! So *that* is the logical foundation of those
theories, hunh?! Why didn't say so before? Eat your heart
out, Karl Popper!

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