> In article <email@example.com>, > Albrecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Am Dienstag, 16. Juli 2013 22:35:09 UTC+2 schrieb Virgil: > In article <email@example.com>, > > "Julio Di Egidio" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > "Virgil" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:virgil-78C15E.13085216072013@BIGNEWS.USENETMONSTER.COM... > > > Where is your evidence that, prior to the invention of writing, mankind > > ever counted anything? > > Anthropology, but even just a bit of good sense: writing is a relatively > late invention. > > Julio > > Mere speculation doesn't count. > > > Once writing began, evidence of counting, in the recording of numbers, > > > accumulated, but before writing, where is there any HARD evidence for > > anyone counting? > > --Talking about issues without any knowing is showing HARD evidence for > ignorance.
Only of your own ignorance. Any speculation about humans doing mathematics before there was any way, like writing, to record what they were doing for future generations to see is just that: pure speculation, for which there is no hard evidence. --