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    Odd one out?

    Which is the odd one out of these 4 civilisations?

    Egyptians
    Babylonians
    Romans
    Mayans

    If you ask for a hint I will say nothing for the time being!
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    Re: Odd one out?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">mayans? not an ancestor of "Western Civ", for ex.[/</span hide>

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    Re: Odd one out?

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Steve

    Sorry mate, not the answer I am looking for.

    I'm saying nothing for the time being <img src=/S/angel.gif border=0 alt=angel width=15 height=21>
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    Re: Odd one out?

    oh well, i thought, 'why not go for something obvious'... <img src=/S/blackteeth.gif border=0 alt=blackteeth width=20 height=20>

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    Re: Odd one out?

    Good try.

    I'm saying nothing for the time being <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Odd one out?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Egyptians 'cos they're the only ones named after the country they came from </span hide>
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    Re: Odd one out?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The Romans did not have a concept of the "number" zero...</span hide> (following your "obvious" hint...!)

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    Re: Odd one out?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Based on that, it would have to be the Mayans, since they were the only of the four to have used the number zero in the notation of numbers. In the "old world" civilisations, some kind of notation for 'nothing' was used, but the use of zero as a number arose in India around the 7th century, and it reached Europe via Islamic countries much later.</span hide>

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    Re: Odd one out?

    John you get nihili points for that as you chose the wrong one <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> but you are on the right tracks</span hide>

    Hint:<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> If you were to talk into one of these groups shell like, they would nothing also!!!!</span hide>
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    Re: Odd one out?

    Sorry Lyra

    You get nothing for this answer!!!!!!!!!!
    Jerry

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    Re: Odd one out?

    Hans

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    Re: Odd one out?

    Blimey!

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    Re: Odd one out?

    Lyra

    I got the idea from a book I am reading at the moment and as you list books as one of your interest I thought I give you the details ( no link as I know you can't access it from work)

    The Book of Nothing-Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
    Written by John Barrow
    Category: Science - Physics; Mathematics - Number Theory
    Publisher: Vintage
    Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
    Pub Date: August 2002

    I don't know what your general reading tastes are but it is rather heavy going when it comes to the philosophical and theological chapters but the science and history aspects are pretty good <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> the Jezzarettes told me I was a nerd, but I am a happy nerd <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: Odd one out?

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Jerry.

    I'll give that a try. My reading tastes are pretty much anything & everything (can't be doing with Mills and Boon though!). I even read cereal boxes at the breakfast table... <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15>
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
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    Re: Odd one out?

    And yes, I too am pleased to be a <img src=/S/nerd.gif border=0 alt=nerd width=20 height=21> !
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
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