Congratulations! At least they admitted it, once again, in the same pattern, that what they thought to be right, and what they taught most of the world, has turned out to be wrong. Modern scientists now say that our planet, mother Earth, described as Bhumi devi in Vedic scriptures, is 300 million years older than what they believed she was. Well, rest assured, they will again come back saying the present thought was wrong. The reason is, their calculation is based on a wrong concept.
“The Hindu religion is the only one of the world’s great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths. It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond, to those of modern scientific cosmology. Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma, 8.64 billion years long. Longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about half the time since the Big Bang. And there are much longer time scales still.”
“A millennium before Europeans were willing to divest themselves of the Biblical idea that the world was a few thousand years old, the Mayans were thinking of millions and the Hindus billions.” –Dr. Carl Sagan, (1934-1996) famous astrophysicist (Source)
Before I go further, let me say I am aware that I used the term “she” for the Earth. I did it on purpose, and the purpose is to let the readers know, in case they don’t, that Earth is a gigantic body of a person called Bhumi devi, who has a female body. Hmm… if you think this is a mythology from Hindu scriptures and cannot take it then it’s understandable. There was a time when people couldn’t imagine that the moon can be a place where spacecrafts could land. Now they know they do. It’s all about knowing more of science.
The science described in the Vedas is infallible. Modern science is extremely confused and is bound to get even more confused. Although gradually it is coming closer to understanding what is mentioned in the Vedas and Upanishads it is still in its infancy. It is not possible to understand all of the universe by ordinary human beings due to their limited senses and meager brain power. Not to speak of understanding, present-day scientists cannot even see how the universe is operated by higher beings, called devatas or demigods. The only way to get an idea of it is, first accept what is mentioned in the Vedas. By following Vedic process one can transcend his or her present material senses and come to know the higher science.
The calculation of the age of Earth is meticulously presented in the Vedas. In short, Earth is as old as this universe is. The total lifespan of this universe is calculated to be equal to the age of its secondary creator, or engineer, Lord Brahma, whose one day is equivalent to 4,320,000,000 solar years. His night is of the equal duration, and he lives for 100 full years. Now he is 50 years and one day old. As mentioned, the universe is of the same age. With this calculation, the current age of the Earth is 155.5 trillion solar years. No surprise if our scientists take many more births to even come close to this conclusion.
Researchers have found evidence in Western Australia that Earth may be 300 million years older than we thought. Related: Astrophysicist: Bible supports scientific evidence on age of Earth Life on Earth may have started almost instantaneously, he said in a statement. With the right ingredients, life seems to form very quickly. Because Earths rock record only extends to 4 billion years, earlier periods of history are accessible only through mineral grains deposited in sediments, the researchers wrote.
UCLA’s Mark Harrison was one of the researchers whose study concluded that Earth was 300 million years older than previously thought. (Reed Hutchinson/UCLA)
That is the conclusion from a team of geochemists at UCLA and Stanford University who found evidence that life likely existed on Earth at least 4.1 billion years ago and may have begun shortly after the planet formed 4.54 billion years ago.
“Twenty years ago, this would have been heretical; finding evidence of life 3.8 billion years ago was shocking,” said Mark Harrison, professor of geochemistry at UCLA and the co-author of the research published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”
There is one more interesting observation:
“Life on Earth may have started almost instantaneously,” he said in a statement. “With the right ingredients, life seems to form very quickly.” Earth may be much older than we thought, scientists say | Fox News
It is said by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita:
bhūta-grāmaḥ sa evāyaṁ bhūtvā bhūtvā pralīyate
rātry-āgame ‘vaśaḥ pārtha prabhavaty ahar-āgame
Translation: Again and again, when Brahmā’s day arrives, all living entities come into being, and with the arrival of Brahmā’s night they are helplessly annihilated.
Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada explains:
“The less intelligent, who try to remain within this material world, may be elevated to higher planets and then again must come down to this planet earth. During the daytime of Brahmā they can exhibit their activities on higher and lower planets within this material world, but at the coming of Brahmā’s night they are all annihilated. In the day they receive various bodies for material activities, and at night they no longer have bodies but remain compact in the body of Viṣṇu. Then again they are manifest at the arrival of Brahmā’s day. Bhūtvā bhūtvā pralīyate (BG 8.19): during the day they become manifest, and at night they are annihilated again. Ultimately, when Brahmā’s life is finished, they are all annihilated and remain unmanifest for millions and millions of years. And when Brahmā is born again in another millennium they are again manifest. In this way they are captivated by the spell of the material world. But those intelligent persons who take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness use the human life fully in the devotional service of the Lord, chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. Thus they transfer themselves, even in this life, to the spiritual planet of Kṛishna and become eternally blissful there, not being subject to such rebirths.” (Source)
This is another reason why we ought to hear from Vedas if we are serious about knowing the science of cosmic manifestation. Instead, the modern scientists, being themselves misled by their defective senses, are misleading the masses. It is high time the world turns to India’s Vedic wisdom and learns from it. Hare Krishna.