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More detail on the NON ARAB origins of Zero

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Submitted by Mark (United States), Mar 19, 2007 at 22:26

The zero was developed in India between the first and fifth centuries A.D. It was during that time in India that the zero was discovered and the system of place-value numeration was developed, almost reaching to their fullest formulation by 500 A.D.

Although in recorded history the place-value number systems have been developed four times (by the Babylonians, Mayans, Chinese, and Hindus), and the zero concept has been evolved three times (by the Babylonians, Mayans, and Hindus), none outside of the Hindus have devised such a complete system of numerical operation. Furthermore, none outside of the Hindus evolved the zero concept to the degree that it is used as the null-value in all facets of calculation.

The Jews indeed were instumental in transferring this knowledge to the Orient and from their to Europe. As others have written the Arabs have laid claim to many things and now they lay claim to the nothing as well. The Arab tendency is to rewrite history as suites them.

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