Presentation of award winning paper at Swadeshi Indology conference -2

My presentation, followed by few Q&A (via skype) at Swadeshi Indology conference-2, New Delhi (18 February 2017)
Q&A were on…

(1) Verisimilitude (aka Truthlikeness) score [Truthlikeness score-Oak proposal = Number of observations corroborating -Number of observations not corrborating

For Mahabharata claim of 5561 BCE: Truthlikeness score = 210 – 5 = 205

For Ramayana claim of 12209 BCE: Truthlikeness score = 553-22 = 531

(2) Ahiole inscription

(3) 3102 BCE as the reference point in creating Panchag(s)

(4) Falsification of Raghavan/Achar claim of 3067 BCE as the year of Mahabharata war

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3 thoughts on “Presentation of award winning paper at Swadeshi Indology conference -2

  1. thanks for the excellent and informative talk. I read the book as well after listening to this talk. Question regarding visual astronomy. If you have already discussed this issue, please point me to that.

    This paper discusses the impact of atmospheric refraction which tends to alter the apparent separation of two stars. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/316172/pdf.

    Given that gap between 4508 BCE and 3100 BCE is only ~6% of the 26K precession cycle, is it possible that Arundhati could have *visually* appeared to be marginally ahead of Vasistha due to such refractive effects around 3100 BCE?

    • I have not discussed the issue of ‘refraction’ on AV observation elsewhere. Such issues are more critical when sun or a star observed above horizon …even when it is below horizon, etc.

      In any case, AV is a stable pair and anyone wanting to study the effect of refraction can do so even now, in our times.

      In my considered opinion, refraction effect described in this article would have no effect on AV observation. In any case, pushing that observation to 3100 BCE is not a possibility (however I am open to it, if someone shows this to be the case with testable evidence).

      You may also want to know that set of Bhishma Nirvana evidence also places a lower limit of 4500 BCE! (to be precise 4700 BCE) so, 3100 BCE proponents have every reason to give up their dogmatic and emotional claim and embrace ‘Epoch of Arundhati (11091 BCE – 4508 BCE) or “Epoch of Bhishma Nirvana ( ~7000 BCE – 4700 BCE)

      Hope this helps,

      Nilesh Oak

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