A prestigious science conference in India has become mired in controversy after a trio of experts put forward some truly bizarre claims. The Indian Science Congress has been held annually since 1914 and, over the years, has welcomed an array of esteemed researchers including several Nobel laureates. However, this year's installment is making headlines in India thanks to a series of jaw-dropping statements reportedly made by three speakers.
Specifically, the vice chancellor of a university in India told attendees that the Hindu deity Ravana presided over a 24-strong armada of aircraft in ancient times and that there test tube babies being produced in the country millennia ago. Meanwhile, a high-level paleontologist contended that the Hindu creator god Brahma was responsible for the dinosaurs. And, in what was perhaps the most scientifically heretical stance of all, a third speaker described Albert Einstein's famed theory of relativity as a "blunder" and argued that Isaac Newton had no idea how gravity works.
Find out how organizers of the event reacted to the radical remarks at the Coast to Coast AM website.