This David H. Fowler, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick was recently read with great interest. As publishedin the Historiography of Science, pages 221-235, 1994, I agree with his findings. Has anyone else read this article reached the same conclusion?
If so, I would appreciate a private email.
Better yet, is there anyone out there that disagrees with the data or the conclusions of David Fowler? If so may be we could discuss these differences privately, at first, and then summarize our discussions.
My point of view would be to stress any Egyptian fractions impact that may find its way into such a discussion. For example, can the EMLR and RMP 2/nth table be plausibly be read using p/q as an elementary element within the domain of rational numbers, as formalized in 2,000 BC and remained unchallenged until incommensurability and surds burst onto the geometric and arithmetic scene in the 4th century BC?