As people interested in the possibility of ancient astronauts or the misinterpretation of extraterrestrial visitors as gods, we look to ancient Vedic literature as fertile ground for this exploration.
However, a major political debate has broken out in India over the mixing of science and religion. It’s tenor, themes, and tones will be familiar to the western ear.
The BJP Party in India champions a hearty Indian nationalism and a somewhat fundamentalist and literal interpretation of Vedic texts.
The following debate took place on Indian TV. What an interesting look it provides into the Indian version of this global debate.
@BDUTT: Vedic Science, Fiction vs Fact. Watch @authoramish @samitbasu Vijay Bhatkar @SudhanshuTrived & others here: http://t.co/jCRII5zbKH
Keep your eyes on the skies!
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