Date: Mar 25, 2013 11:08 PM Author: David Petry Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought 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".