Ep 223. Scientific contributions of ancient Indians
In this episode, Govind and Sarath debunk the recent claims on the internet of Indian mathematicians discovering calculus before Leibniz, and that ancient philosophers established laws of mechanics, universal law of gravitation, atomic theory before Newton and other European scientists. They also discuss the historical scientific work done by astronomers, mathematicians and polymaths from Indian sub-continent. They discussed how scientific ideas and work travelled throughout South Asia, West Asia and Europe, and how claims of historical precedence of many scientific findings and theories should be looked at.
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