The Concept Of Zero: India's Gift To The World

The Concept Of Zero: India's Gift To The World

Mitch Feierstein 5 months ago

A 9th-Century temple carved into the solid rock face of India's Gwalior Fort is the origin of the concept of nothingness.

According to the BBC43270.44

51The invention of the zero was a hugely significant mathematical development

59gymnosophist60

“I’m experiencing nothingness. What are you doing?” the gymnosophist replied.

“I am conquering the world,” Alexander said.

They both laughed; each one thought the other was a fool, and was wasting their life.

88This story takes place long before that first zero was inscribed on Gwalior’s temple wall

Image credit: BBC

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