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Topic: What came first, zero or one?
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Re: What came first, zero or one?
Posted: Jul 13, 2014 7:51 PM
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On 6/22/2014 1:57 PM, The Starmaker wrote:
> C. E. Gee wrote:
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>> On Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:15:53 PM UTC-7, Lawrence Watt-Evans wrote:

>>> On 2014-06-14 10:27:07 -0400, C. E. Gee said:
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>>>> On Monday, June 2, 2014 10:19:20 AM UTC-7, The Starmaker wrote:
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>>>>> So one comes before zero.
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>>>> Historically, one came before zero.
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>>>> There's evidence the Egyptians discovered zero somewhere around 1700 BCE.
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>>>> And the Arabs came up with the concept about 800 A.D. (dates are approximate)
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>>> They came up with it by swiping it from the Hindus, but whatever.

>>>>
>>> I'm serializing a new Ethshar novel!
>>>
>>> The twenty-second chapter is online at:
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>>> http://www.ethshar.com/ishtascompanion22.html

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>> Interesting. I'll have to do some research on that. Contact between ancient Egypt and India is fascinating.
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>> C.E. Gee
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>> http://www.kinzuakid.blogspot.com
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> Is there a Zero o'clock?
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> People ask, "What came before the Beginning?" or "What came before the Big Bang?"
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> 'In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
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> Now, in order for God to create "the heavens and the earth" (and all things in it, including time)
> He had to create it inside some sort of...natural enclosure.
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> So, what came before the beginning is....that natural enclosure...without time, without the heavens and the earth.
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> What you do is you get into the 'enclosure', and you create the heavens and the earth, and all the other stuff...in it.
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> It took an eternity.
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> The Starmaker
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Why doesn't
the simple question
of which came first
drive the answer itself?





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