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Originally posted by anorwegianguy1972
Originally posted by Byrd
Interestingly enough, "The Mahabharata text" actually doesn't exist. You can go read The Mahabharata for yourself.
(edited to add that they DID have writing in India in 6,000 BC and again, there's nothing about atomic warfare or anything that sounded like it in the writings.)
[edit on 28-6-2005 by Byrd]
Sure the Maharharata exist, you can buy it on amazon.com. I am reading it now. And it *does* tell of a weapon that can be compared to a nuclear weapon, but its not called a nuclear weapon if that is what you meant. Read this excellent source on it if you don't want to buy the book itself:'
Originally posted by GoldEagle
I'm going to have to go with Byrd on this one, there was no nuclear war back then. There is no actual evidence that has been uncovered. There is little evidence that we were advanced enough to do that back then.
The Mahabharata clearly describes a catastrophic blast that rocked the continent. "A single projectile charged with all the power in the Universe...An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendor...it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race. "The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white. "After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves into the river."
"The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white. "After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves into the river."
Originally posted by kawika
It seems reasonable that earth has been here long enough for us to have developed weapons and blown our selfs up multiple times.
How long did it take to go from oil lamps to nuclear power, and about how old is the earth... Stuff corrodes, most of the evidence would be rusted away. And what evidence there was is likely destroyed or hidden.
Originally posted by fuserleer
How ignorant some people are sometimes.
Why couldnt there of been a nuclear blast?
Ever heard of alchemy? Widely practised throughout history all over the world. I present my hypothesis....
1. Alchemist in India playing about with metals and the like
2. It is possible to dig up Uranium "ore" from the ground.
3. Alchemist performing various chemical experiments
4. Uranium "ore" achieves an "active" state.
5. Uranuim, especially the more depleted it is is very hard!
6. Alchemist thinks "Ooooh. this stuff is hard, Imma make a hammer and bash some of this stuff into something useful!"
I don't claim that its correct, or that any India alchemist did this, but compared to some of the stuff posted on here, its at least feasable :p
Originally posted by Hanslune
Actually that isn't the case based on what we presently see in the fossil, archaeological and geological record - there is no record of such events - but there is evidence of our evolution and slow development of of a more advanced culture.