I already know that. Flood myths appear in a surprising number of cultures. The point I meant to get across was that you can attribute all sorts of ancient and advanced technology to such mythological events of cataclysmic proportions.
The flood never happened :lol:. The melting ice sheets raised ocean levels but not NOWHERE close enough to cause an Earth wide flood. At the very least, small portions of India, North America, Africa, South America, East Asia, S.E Asia, West Indies, and East Indies were covered along the coastlines (the effects were more detrimental in East/West Indies and S.E Asia; entire regions were covered).
This is the scientific consensus and common sense. Otherwise, we would see its effects in the soil of every single landmass on Earth, screwed up center of mass, torque, angular momentum, tides, global air/water circulation patterns, and so forth.
The first townships indeed appeared in those times because of the ending of the Ice Age AND AFTER a monumental agricultural revolution that caused prehistoric peoples to favor agriculture over nomadic and herding lifestyles (the amelioration of climate conditions caused many people to give up their nomadic lifestyles, since it was more feasible in certain regions to grow crops and such). Wherever there is agriculture, there is a society that is formed out of a mutual need to protect the sovereignty of individual members. From agricultural societies are formed villages, towns, cities, and civilizations.
Please keep up with scientific theories, evidence, and consensus. Saying the things you just said will only harm our cause. We don't want to sound like Christian Retard Creationists, do we?
I have never seen scientifically detailed descriptions of the vimanas in any of the legitimate translations of the Mahabharata I have read, and trust me, I have read A LOT of them. I have never read anything about an astra that could emit fumes. The most common astras were elemental or weapon-oriented ones, like the Agneya Astra which created intense heat and caused fire arrows to fall from the sky, and the Pashupata Astra which could divide into thousands of arrows, maces, etc. In everything I have read, a "submarine" was not used but an underground passage, that Vidura's most trusted men helped dig, which led out of Hastinapura.
The descriptions of batteries are reasonable and believable enough since there IS the Baghdad Battery. However, these "batteries" you think of are actually classic voltaic cells in which electric power is produced through the transfer of electrons arising from a reduction reaction at a cathode and a an oxidation reaction at an anode. All it takes to create them is a bit of trail and error and reasonable scientific advancement. Of course, not all civilizations are privy to such strokes of genius due to geography, climate, and etc. Nevertheless, batteries/voltaic cells are a remarkable advancement for ANY civilization to make. This is only more proof that Indian civilization was more advanced than we thought. But can you first provide the necessary verses from this scripture?
As for the fossil evidence, I need to do more research to validate this. I am no Biologist and Biology was my most hated science class. Chemistry and Physics are superior.