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Charles Seife
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"Underneath every revolution lay a zero" (Chapter 0, pg. 2.)

"Yet through all its history, despite the rejection and the exile, zero has always defeated those who opposed it. Humanity could never force zero to fit its philosophies. Instead, zero shaped humanity's view of the universe—and of God" (Chapter 0, pg. 3.)

"Within zero there is the power to shatter the framework of logic" (Chapter 1, pg. 5.)

"In the history of culture the discovery of zero will always stand out as one of the greatest single achievements of the human race" (Chapter 1, pg. 12.)

"Zero clashed with one of the central tenets of Western philosophy...there is no void" (Chapter 2, pg. 25.)

"Infinity, zero, and the concept of limits are all tied together in a bundle" (Chapter 2, pg. 44.)

"Though the West was afraid of the void, the East welcomed it. In Europe, zero was an outcast, but in India and later in the Arab...

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