Didn't the Arabs invent the zero?
The Romans didn't use zero in their counting.
I don't thinking the chinese abacus does either.
Then there are the tarot cards which associate the fool with zero because
zero is not a number.
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From: "Marcia Karp" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: Very OT - First post of the decade?
> The problem is the missing year 0; if only there had been one, or even
> It is nice, though, periodically, to have the artificial break from
> ourselves and our ways and world.
> Carrol Cox wrote:
> > Humans also argued endlessly over whether the second millenium began
> > Jan. 1 2000 or Jan 1 2001. Also every 10 years.