I do not know the original source of this superstition, but this remains a primary motivator for most Islamic evangelists today.
Thus every now and then, we would see references to ‘Scientific Errors in Vedas’.
Childe, as both academic and activist, was heavily influenced by Marxism.
The compelling interpretive sweep of his grand narratives of prehistory and antiquity are rooted in his materialist approach.
The typical pattern would be english translation of some mantra followed by a Veda Mantra reference.