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Originally posted by PrinceDreamer
You miss the concept of what zero really is, zero is not an actual number it is the absence on any number (or item) it is neither negative or positive, it is in fact NOTHING
Originally posted by MmmPie
I tend to think of 0 as a color when trying to describe it to someone. White is the absence of color, just like Zero is the absence of numbers. Just an easy way for me to explain why 0 is the way it is, it just is!
Red - 255
Green - 255
Blue - 255
Originally posted by ktrip
if white is the absence of all colour, how come you can refract white light into all the colours? i'm pretty sure colour and light are intrinsically linked...
also, the addition of all the numbers is infinity, also an interesting concept, also the exact polar opposite of zero.
if you want to consider zero a negative number, that's fine, it should make absolutely no difference to any equations i've ever encountered. go for it
Originally posted by earthdude
If a zero falls in the forest can one hear the sound of it's clapping a hand in a bush? I mean, really, finding the Zen of zero? Get a life.
Originally posted by MmmPie
reply to post by NorEaster
I understand with what your saying, it really depends on perception though. There are a lot of nitpicky posters here though, haha.
Here's a nice write up on Color Theory that explains how mixing all colors can produce white/black and removing all colors can create black/white.
Sorry for derailing the thread, just trying to clear up my previous statement!
BACK TO 0! Keeping color theory in mind, and thinking about 0 in terms of color. Then zero is both the absence of all numbers and the addition of all numbers. DEPENDING on how it is being used/looked at.
Zero is definately an enigma.edit on 22-7-2012 by MmmPie because: Slight addition to post.
"... one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs." — Robert Firth.
Originally posted by KennyDurazo
I AM GOD.
i teach the military the power of zero.
if you enjoy working with plus and minus signs, i highly recomend this book for the NOISE THEORUM, which has nothing but plus and minus and infinity seal and divide and multiply and the formula is beautiful and looks like a butterfly, the book is called
AIAA VOL. 199 STRATEGIC MISSILE TARGETING AND DEFENSE.
and it is in the local downtown library here in los angeles, so check it out if you can.
at Cal State University library I once studied the book THE PHYSICS OF IMMORTALITY.
there IS only ONE major illustration in it.
it is Initial Singularity.
Initial Singularity is equal to zero.
i am SG1.
Stargate Iron Eagle.
look for user kenny on disclose.tv
i am the GRAND UNIFIED THEORIES.
i am HE.
I work with time.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by arpgme
A positive multiplied by a negative yields a negative answer.
A positive added to a negative does not necessarily yield a negative answer.
You started off with a multiplication principle, then tried to apply it to addition. The value of zero is neither positive nor negative.