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1 Name: Anonymage : 2020-09-24 00:07 [Del]

"By relieving the brain of all unnecessary work, a good notation sets it free to concentrate on more advanced problems, and in effect increases the mental power of the race. Before the introduction of the Arabic notation, multiplication was difficult, and the division even of integers called into play the highest mathematical faculties. Probably nothing in the modern world would have more astonished a Greek mathematician than to learn that, under the influence of compulsory education, a large proportion of the population of Western Europe could perform the operation of division for the largest numbers. This fact would have seemed to him a sheer impossibility. The consequential extension of the notation to decimal fractions was not accomplished till the seventeenth century. Our modern power of easy reckoning with decimal fractions is the almost miraculous result of the gradual discovery of a perfect notation." ~ Alfred North Whitehead

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14 Name: Anonymage : 2020-10-09 09:24 [Del]

I've read the ramblings of the US obsessed spammer. They do not make for useful or enlightening reading.

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32 Name: Anonymage : 2020-10-28 04:52 [Del]

No one hates America haters more than haters of America haters do.

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36 Name: Anonymage : 2020-11-05 01:56 [Del]

>>1 I have never thought about number system as simplifying arithmetic. That also explains how mathematics is a losing battle against notational abuses.

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44 Name: Anonymage : 2020-11-13 20:23 [Del]

No one hates neurotypicals more than I do.

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71 Name: Anonymage : 2021-01-19 05:29 [Del]

No one under 45 years old will ever know what freedom was and almost everyone under 55 will live to see the end of the USA.

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