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« on: May 29, 2008, 01:39:57 PM »

Amazonian Indigenous Culture Demonstrates A Universal Mapping Of Number Onto Space
            


The ability to map numbers onto a line, a foundation of all mathematics, is universal, says a study published in Science, but the form of this universal mapping is not linear but logarithmic. The findings illuminate both the nature and the limits of the human predisposition to measurement, a foundation for science, engineering, and much of our modern culture.
            

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080529141344.htm
            
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 04:07:02 PM »

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The findings illuminate both the nature and the limits of the human predisposition to measurement

Only makes sense, the need to judge distance, count, and measure are crucial to survival,
"How far must I throw spear to hit big furry beast?"
"Ugg had three fat women, now only count two...where third fat woman go?"
"Ugg kill Grogg for stealing fat woman, take three days to make shape spear, Ugg kill Grogg in four days"
"Grogg fat like woman too, must make sharp spear three arms and five hands long and thick like big furry beast penis!"
...how thick IS big furry beast penis?"

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