Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Seife, C.

While watching the interesting BBC-Four documentary “Everything and Nothing” on the Richard, it came to mind the very charming and enjoyable book by Charles Seife: “ZERO – The Biography of a Dangerous Idea.”  It shows how the concepts of “Zero and Nothing” have been rejected, first by Aristotle and then by Christianity for more than two thousand years, and how eventually, not only it had to be accepted, but it also became a star. To me this chronicle is another testimony of the triumph of scientific thought against superstition and religious dogmas and the book would be a precious addition to this collection.

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