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The Positive Zero

It's an interesting fact that the concept of zero had to be invented. In fact, it was invented around 500BC by the Babylonians for largely mathematical purposes. Prior to that, there was no such concept.In fact, it's not too hard to realize why it took so long for this concept to come to us. The concept of "nothing" or "zero" is an abstraction; a mathematical concept that we need to juggle numbers, but which does not really exist as such in Nature.

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