Friday, February 3, 2017

If you look at zero you see nothing; but look through it and you will see the world.





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Names belong to things, but zero belongs to nothing. It counts the totality of what isn’t there. By this reasoning it must be everywhere with regard to this and that: with regard, for instance, to the number of humming-birds in that bowl with seven — or now six — apples. Then what does zero name?

–Robert Kaplan
via Maria Popova


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