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Maths From An Extra Terrestrial Civilization

  1. Aug 29, 2014 #1
    What Could It Be Like - And Would We Understand It?
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  3. Aug 29, 2014 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Some people feel that there are basic math concepts that would be language independent. Some of these are encoded in the Arecibo message broadcast to Alien civilizations out there so that might be a starting point:

  4. Aug 29, 2014 #3

    jim hardy

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    I'd always figured if i met ET's i'd show them my slide rule. It tells that we're aware of transcendental functions and use base ten arithmetic.

    Better than showing them our social media.


    But not counting on the opportunity.....
  5. Aug 29, 2014 #4


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    It would be impossible to say, so thread closed.
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