NEW DELHI: Indian scientists at the annual Indian Science Congress, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had dismissed the discoveries of Issac Newton and Albert Einstein.
They had also said ancient Hindus had invented stem cell research.
Hindu mythology and religion based theories have increasingly become part of the Indian Science Congress agenda.
But academics said remarks at this year’s ongoing summit were even more astounding than usual.
The head of a southern Indian university cited an old Hindu text as proof that stem cell research was discovered in India thousands of years ago.
G Nageshwar Rao, vice chancellor of Andhra University, also said a demon king from the Hindu religious epic, Ramayana, had 24 types of aircraft and a network of landing strips in modern-day Sri Lanka.