What do you think about this? Is zero a proper number?
I've never seen 0 cows. I've noticed an absence at times, but I didn't see some number of cows.
If you are in a basement without cows and say you see a number of cows people will think you're retarded.
This is the logic that kept the western world from figuring out complicated mathematics for centuries.
once zero was 'discovered', the game changed and retards like you were merdered to death
Its a place holder, without which there would be no distinction between 1, 10, or 1000000. We're not about to switch back to roman numerals anytime soon. If it really bothers you so much, you could always move on to base 16 like a computer.
Here's one thing I've always wondered: if each colour is a discrete wavelength, then how do colours add to make other ones?
I know in audio, waveforms of slightly differing frequencies "beat" due to cyclically going in and out of phase, but is this what is happening with light?
Well, I suppose it has more significance today. As in, relating peak and RMS amplitude, the ratio of 2 sides of A4 paper (which is why you can halve it and the 2 pieces have the same proportion - because 1.414:1 = 1:0.707 and 1.414/2 = 1/1.414, etc) and whatnot.
But I'm sure the more educated of the ancients could see that it was a pretty bitching number with lots of fame and fortune ahead of it.
It is a cool number. My favourite one actually. Better than pi.
Objects don't real, they are abstractions. The distinction between an object, like a hammer, and non-hammer is a fiction.
Real don't real, real is an abstraction.
0 literally represents an absence of [object]. Why the fuck would someone think you're retarded if you say there's no cows in that basement? Are you wrong? You see 0 cows. They might think you're retarded for stating the obvious, but not because your statement is incorrect. I'm starting to think you're retarded even for thinking that.
I can see what he means though. It's not like people walk into a room and immediately think of the infinitude of things that are not in that room.
But then zero is quite clearly useful.