… this similarity is neither accidental, nor caused by the Buddha’s inability to free himself from the mental paradigms of his culture. I would rather argue that he formulated Pratityasamutpada as a polemic against Vedic thought.

For the Ven. Sunyo and Bh. Sujato’s somewhat sceptical reaction to this article, see “Is Dependent Origination a Parody?” on SuttaCentral.