shiv wrote:My advice to them is to say "The sounds of the Rig Veda are eternal and undatable but evidence is now pointing to the fact that human lips first started voicing those eternal sounds over 10,000 years ago - in other words 8000 years Before Christ"
No issues with using ybp - still suggest using a range for the people who were the original preceptors.
12 kybp to 7 kybp is when these people lived for example... with justification for the upper and lower limits.
This technique lets you defend claims more meaningfully as it approaches the boundaries with evidence.The side note:
The AIT fight is a side note in history. It must be fought. However, in a broader sense it is less relevant...
The civilization requires the defense of Veda as - Sanathana/Anaadi (eternal), Apourusheya (not of human or divine authors), and Svah Pramana (primary evidence not reliant on any other - like a fundamental force of nature). This is one of the reasons it was orally transmitted...
Why is this critical? Without above principle there is no Hinduism. This is what separates Hinduism from other religions - the others are all based on human or divine authors, are written in an imperfect language that is retransmitted and translated, cannot make the epistemological claim and defend it for being self evident primary evidence and therefore non-eternal.
All other religions per Hinduism is just really some person's opinion! A mere belief! (All this sarva dharma samabhav I call bs on as most are not dharma anyway...)
Dilution of this principle occurs when we repeat a date for Rg Veda. It is critical to apply the date only to humans.
For Christ sake can we not use him for politics and his