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Arabs did NOT invent the concept of ZERO

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Submitted by Betsy Ross (United States), Mar 21, 2007 at 13:22

The following is an excerpt from a letter by another who challenged the misguided notion of arabs and their inventions:

You state, "its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers, and the creation of encryption." The fundamental basis of modern mathematics had been laid down not hundreds but thousands of years before by Assyrians and Babylonians, who already knew of the concept of zero, of the Pythagorean Theorem, and of many, many other developments expropriated by Arabs/Muslims (see History of Babylonian Mathematics, Neugebauer). http://www.ninevehsoft.com/fiorina.htm

You really have to challenge everything arabs state....Muslims believe all history begins with Islam and anything previous is either simply ignored or claimed by muslims by default via a conquered people...please read the above link as its short, simple, and backed up with links for comparison...

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