On 3/25/2013 10:08 PM, david petry wrote: > On Monday, March 25, 2013 7:53:47 PM UTC-7, fom wrote: > >> I observe, however, that Western European culture had >> pursued science prior to the introduction of zero. I >> am fairly certain that the classic civilizations did >> not have zero. > > > Q: How many pennies do you have in your pocket? > > A: I can't answer that, because my civilization has not yet invented the concept of "zero". >
Since I earn less than the median income in my country I empathize with your reply.
It is, however, not an argument to support your claim.
You ask that your statements be taken seriously.
You are not being flamed.
I merely questioned your statement in relation to your thesis and asked for clarification on a point which you are choosing to ignore.