The Invention, Development, and Importance of the Number Zero

The numeral zero, a symbol and concept, has been called one of the most important inventions of human history.  While the early numeral systems were fine for rudimentary counting, they were cumbersome, messy and sometimes impossible for multiplication, division and more complex arithmetic. Modern math, such as calculus, could not be done or conceived of … Continue reading The Invention, Development, and Importance of the Number Zero

MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES: THE NEVERENDING DEBATE

Mysticism has long been an attempt to expand the mind and understanding beyond normal boundaries, and mystical experiences were the genesis of religion. Mystical experiences are neurological events where parts of the brain are suppressed in order to more fully utilize other parts. The metaphysical meaning of these experiences has long been debated by theologians, … Continue reading MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES: THE NEVERENDING DEBATE