A short except from a book entitled, The Biography of a Dangerous Idea.
Middle Aged (35-54)
North American (US General American - GenAM)
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This is an excerpt from a book entitled Zero. The biography of a dangerous idea. The story of Zero is an ancient one. Its roots stretch back to the dawn of mathematics in the time, thousands of years before the first civilization, long before humans could read and write. But as natural as zero seems to us today for ancient peoples. Zero was a foreign and frightening idea. An Eastern concept born in the fertile crescent. A few centuries before the birth of Christ. Zero. Not only evoked images of a primal void, it also had dangerous mathematical properties within zero. There is the power to shatter the framework of logic.