Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Friedrich Max Muller Confessions. Excerpts from the book Sarasvati and the Vedic Civilisation by NS Rajaram Part 12

Devout Christians were at the forefront of the resistance to Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection. Surprisingly parts of America and Europe still resist his theory. In fact as late as 1890 most schools in the west taught the Biblical account of creation, which means that most students who passed out from these institutions were indoctrinated by this Christian dogma. The fact that the first English schools in India were run by Christian missionaries was also responsible for the Biblical theory, and it’s the Aryan invasion theory. Indian history was retrofitted into Biblical timelines.

Towards the end of his career Max Muller did try to dilute his earlier position by stating, “Whether the Vedic hymns were written 1000, 1500 or 2000 or 3000 BC, no power on earth can ever determine”.

Ref: Sarasvati and the Vedic Civilisation by NS Rajaram

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