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From: Anish-Babu Pillai

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005122309:24:06
Subject: Re: Re: Etymology of the word mathematics

Let's not be vague. the "indo-european roots" are Samskrith...a language that's older than any of you can imagine. There's nothing european about it. don't steal credit, europe! I cannot prove it - but Merriam Webster collegiate dictionary 10th edition clearly states it. However, M-W hates crediting the Holy land of Bhaarath with anything - so they dropped that in the 12th edition. If Aryabhatta's Aryabhattiya had not been translated from Samskrith to Latin in about 400AD the europeans would still be counting on their fingers...lol. Aryabhatta also mathematically formulated gravity, the concept of the earth around the sun etc. 1000 years befoe copernicus or newton. Cahmon, these Vedic mathematicians had already calculated the precession of the equinoxes to a few decimals' accuracy. bah. even today, it takes computers to do this. Mathematics comes from the Veda - which the brits tried their best to destroy while they raped Bhaaratha. That's the truth guys. Cheers.

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