As in my previous post, I was wrong. It IS the post-vedas, or puranas, that I was referring to. I got my vedas/post vedas crossed.
The vedas are about spiritual knowledge, rituals, & sacrifices calling upon the gods to bestow upon us things like power, wealth, love, strength, etc...
Later, one learns to seek spiritual awareness over material things. That is the journey.
Anyway, it's the puranas that I was talking about concerning the flying chariots, the many worlds in this universe, etc....
But, also to be clear, I was not talking about vimanas nor the epics. As previously stated, I'm aware they also talk about this as well. I'm also waiting on a response from the email address shadow provided in her post. Not so much to verify what I already know in that I was wrong, but to see if they can provide some insight from their interpretations.
At any rate, my apologies to shadowcass, she is correct on the vedas.
Dawkins thinks belief in God is an excuse to evade thinking in the scientific world. Sadly, he is ignorant to the list of christian scientists who have contributed & founded many of the sciences he himself believes in. How ironic.