Hindus Knew about total number of Species before 7000+BC.
Nameste _/\_ this is another proof that Ancient Hindus/Indian was the First ever Technologically Advanced Civilization in the world .They had a knowledge about every thing.
From planets not only about solar system but about the universe, milkyway, black hole, atoms, Sun’s energy classification, Vibration, positive and negetive energy etc One must have most advanced scientific equipments to even acknowledge their existence.
It took many years for mankind to invent fire and it took many 10000s of years to invent wheel and so on.
If Ancient Hindus can calculate total number species on earth what kind of research and advanced scientific equipments and technically advanced system they must have had ? Even Hindus calculated the number of species from which Human Body evolved,
THIS IS MIND BOGGLING even to think. What is the age of Hinduism even with the same logic of modern Historians ?.
Modern Christianity based Science wont agree what i said above . SO let me provide some info about my claim. Remember if a veda was written 5000 bc ago the knowledge in that vedas are even older than the writter itself.
These are the knowledge passed on to many generations. Modern day biologists have claimed to list around 1.3 million species of life on earth.
They agree that this is a small number and still many species are yet to be discovered, named and listed.
Everyday, about 15000 new species are being discovered and they estimate that earth may be habitating between 8 to 8.7 million species with life.
Padama Purana (written around 5000 years ago in Ancient India by Veda Vyas) states that Earth has 8.4 million different species with life.
But this number could be reduced today as many species have become extinct and population among other species (mostly humans) have increased.
Just as Bhagavadgita says (in chapter 2.22) that just as one gives up an old shirt to put on a new one, the soul gives up an old body to acquire a new kind of a body (vasāmsi jirnāni yathā vihāya).
All the shapes, sizes of these species (including humans) will be decided by Manu (the one who rules creation for a certain time period).
In present Sweta Varaha Kalpa, 7th is Vaivasvat Manu, who designed our body structures. In another manvantara, humans and animals may look different.
A soul can take birth in any form of life out of the 8.4 million and many might have attained human form, which is stated as the ultimate one on earth.
Classification of Species on Earth Padama Purana also mentions about different classifications among these 8.4 million species with life on earth :
jalaja nava lakshani, sthavara laksha-vimshati, krimayo rudra-sankhyakah, pakshinam dasha-lakshanam, trinshal-lakshani pashavah, chatur lakshani manavah Jalaja (Water based) – 0.9 million
Sthaavara (immobile, like plants & trees) – 2.0 million
Krimaayo (Reptiles) – 1.1 million
Pakshinaam (Birds) – 1.0 million
Paashavah (terrestrial animals) – 3.0 million
Maanavah (human-like animals, including human species) – 0.4 million Total number of species with life are 8.4 million.
Modern day scientists have not been able to discover even 16% of what ancient seers knew.
Kannada dasara pada of more than 500 years old says : “ಎಂಭತ್ತ್ನಾಲ್ಕುಲಕ್ಷಜೀವರಾಶಿಯನ್ನುದಾಟಿಬಂದಈಶರೀರ…”
Translation : Our human body evolved out of 8.4 million species.