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Unfortunately this exhibition basically repeats Otto Neugebauer's tendentious opinions on the matter. It's a dated approach and ignored the Egyptian origins of math and geometry.

It would be interesting to see the artefacts, but it would have been more historically representative if they had showed the Egyptian precursors as well side by side with these Mesopotamians ones.

Greek Math and geometry was a development of Egyptian math and geometry as well as Mesopotamian.

Dave Light



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Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics 1450 carolb 19-Dec-10 01:49
Re: Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics 213 Sphinx 19-Dec-10 03:26
Re: Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics 227 michael seabrook 20-Dec-10 13:27
Re: Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics 213 Me 21-Dec-10 00:48
Unfotunately 214 Dave Light 21-Dec-10 14:51
Re: Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics 221 Eddie Larry 22-Dec-10 02:56
Pythagoras: Valid. 235 Lee Burton 22-Dec-10 10:09
Re: Pythagoras: Valid. 210 Sirfiroth 22-Dec-10 16:49
Re: Pythagoras: Valid. 219 Eddie Larry 23-Dec-10 04:00
Re: Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics 233 P Mac 23-Dec-10 23:39
Re: Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics 210 Eddie Larry 24-Dec-10 03:15
Re: Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics 306 SandyJesse 28-Sep-19 23:34


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