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Robert Hansen

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Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 10:49 PM
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On Jan 22, 2014, at 12:43 PM, Joe Niederberger <niederberger@comcast.net> wrote:

> Are you specifically objecting to the numbers like 30, 40, etc. or the decimal point numbers like 0.5 (which are in the article text but not the table), or both? It does seem a bit fishy to say 0.5 versus a slightly more natural 1/2 (and then the article and illustration would agree to boot.)

I thought it was the fact that it was about a Chinese invention, yet the article was in English, not Chinese.:)

jk, I get CrabtreeÂ?s point (which is a first), but, I donÂ?t see a conspiracy, just some journalists writing a story without much thought to the irony of translating Chinese symbols into Hindu-Aribic notation.

Bob Hansen


Date Subject Author
1/16/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an
apology!
Jonathan Crabtree
1/17/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Robert Hansen
1/17/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Jonathan Crabtree
1/17/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
kirby urner
1/20/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/20/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
kirby urner
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
kirby urner
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Jonathan Crabtree
1/22/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/22/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Robert Hansen
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
GS Chandy
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/21/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
Joe Niederberger
1/25/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
GS Chandy
1/18/14
Read Re: 300 BCE Chinese multiplication table. Nature owes India an apology!
GS Chandy

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