humans and logic

thinkit thinkit8 at
Wed Jun 13 14:07:40 CEST 2001

In article <9g7dii$4lr$06$1 at>, Georg says...
>thinkit wrote:
>> humans should use a power of 2 as a base.  this is more logical because it
>> synchs with binary, which is at the very heart of logic--true and false. 
>> it is more natural perhaps, to use decimal--but logic should, and will,
>> win out.
>I don't feel like arguing on the locical level, my brain is
>absorbed with more important matter for the moment.
>But there are also practical aspects. If you want to make
>mental arithmetic as easy as possible, then you should go
>with a base of 12. As far as I know, this is the (small)
>base where the round figures can be divided by the largest
>amount of other numbers. It's really a pity that humans
>have only ten fingers, or we'd probably be doing it this
>way right now...
>Have fun!
>Georg Mischler  --  simulations developer  --  schorsch at
>  --  Lighting Design Tools  --

no, that would be 6...Ch has an extra 2 in its prime factorization.

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