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Posted October 30, 2001
Leaves you feeling empty....
The history and direction was right on, but the author's style serves only to over-complicate and confuse the matter. There is a lot of speculation that doesn't seem to answer any questions, but instead gives you even more. This book was a snooze. The useful content could have been reorganized and assembled in a book no bigger then a children's story. Don't get me wrong, the author knows the subject, but it is obvious after the first chapter that his skills do not yet reach into the world of literature
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Posted February 23, 2001
Weak on Ancient Greek Philosophy of Nature
The author does a good job with what he presents. It is what he does not present that bothers me. The casual reader should be aware that the author fails to explain the profound importance of the fact that the ancient Greeks had no zero (for example, Chapter 2). The entire sense of the pre-Socratic Pythagorean mathematical philosophy of Nature depends upon the fact that the Greeks had no zero. The dual Pytahgorean perception of Time that the world is now trying to use depends directly upon the fact that the ancient Greeks had no ZERO.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.