Asinine claims based on existant & non-existant Archeology evidence

“It is a very recent disease to mistake the unobserved for the nonexistent; but some are plagued with the worse disease of mistaking the unobserved for the unobservable.”

-Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Typical arguments, initiated by laypeople or alleged experts, in equal frequency, run likes this…

(1) Astronomy evidence is great, but where is the ‘actual‘ evidence?

or

(2) Astronomy evidence is great, but where is the ‘archeological’ evidence to support the timeline claimed by you (5561 BCE)

or

(3) Your proposed date (5561 BCE), based on astronomy evidence, conflicts with archeological evidence

or

(4) ‘Presence of iron’ can be found only after 800 BCE (or 1400 BCE or 1800 BCE or 2300 BCE).  Therefore your date of 5561 BCE for the Mahabharata War does not make sense.

or

(5) ‘Advanced technology’ did not exist ‘then‘ so your date of 5561 BCE does not make sense.

or

(6) “The first chariot found by archaeology dates to 2200 BC (Sintashta, Asian Russia).” Therefore, Mahabharata war that was also fought with chariots can not be earlier…such as 5561 BCE.

or

(7) “high tide in warfare was in the later 2nd and the early 1st millennium BC: many wars of that period were fought with chariots, e.g. the Trojan war of ca. 1200 BC.”.  Thus, Mahabharata war in 5561 BCE is impossible.

(emphasis mine)

 

 

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