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because from your perspective, zero already existed thousands of years earlier
originally posted by: Pouilleux
a reply to: CheckPointCharlie
I don't doubt it. I quiet lack in knowledge of ancient civilizations, in all of them. But it would be arrogant to say that we have explored every caves, and found every symbols that the ancients were using, that's all. And there's also what we hide from us. Even with the facts, you can't confirm there's no universal language, that's what I'm defending.
The Sumerian numeral system was, I believe, base 60. This is why there are 360 degrees in a full circle and 24 hours in a day (among other things that are numerically odd in our modern measures).
How can a Universal language exist if you're not even Universal yourself. Perhaps, not even international.
The symbol of a circle or ellipse is not same as the concept of zero. You cannot relate the two and then say you were not actually relating them.....