Humanist and rationalist, Babu Gogineni, explained that Indians too are not above cultural arrogance of attributing all learning in the world to their ancient culture. About eclipses, he said that they were first calculated in Babylon or present Iraq. They observed the regularity of changing phases of the moon etc. and calculated the occurrences of eclipses, he said. Even the knowledge of multiplication tables could be attributed to scratches on baboon bones, thousands of years ago in South Africa, he pointed out.
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