“Thoughts on Vedic Cosmography” (SB 3.21.42-47)

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This selection of verses from the Srimad-Bhagavatam describes the Vedic sage Kardama Muni’s ashrama (living place), said to be located along the shores of Lake Bindu Sarovara, some 1.7 billion years ago. Naturally, an analysis based on contemporary paleontology would consider such an account mythological. While acknowledging these concerns, Thompson suggests that narrations of this nature can appear less incredulous by reconsidering uniformitarianism as an absolute principle.