Astronomy Seminar 3

VIHE Seminar: Gita Nagari, PA - 1990 / (207)

Thompson considers parallels between descriptions in the Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 5 of the rings of Bhu-mandala, and the planetary orbits observed by contemporary astronomers. He then proposes that the mathematical closeness of fit of these features precludes coincidence and therefore suggests systematic astronomical knowledge. Thompson illustrates how numerous geographic descriptions found in this Puranic account could mirror a variety of complex modern constructs, such as quantum jumps, higher dimensions, and wave/particle duality.