The number 2 What if the number 2 is the origin of whole numbers? (Instead of 0) The criteria for a whole number would contain that a whole number would primarily need to be wholly divisble by 2. does 2/2 = 2 as there are 2 combinations of the halves of 2 I think this can be explained by the 2 possible combinations of: (2/4+2/4)+(2/4+2/4)=2 (a+b)+(a+a)/(b+b)+(b+a) As I believe it to be 1/2 is not a number it is mearly a concept of quantity. let me know? so in theory, 2 can be divided into 2 1/2 parts giving a "conceptual" quantity of half of the original whole, the number 4 on the other hand can be divided into 2 whole parts of 2, a whole quantity. why bother? well 0/0=huh? and 1/0 or 0/1 = huh? so would starting with a whole quantity containing a pair of whole halves not make a cleaner starting point in modern mathmatics? I asked about zero here once before.To date I believe there's no clear concensus. Would this make odd numbers mearly place holders like factions or decimals, would pi have no end as it would be an (i think the term is "irrational") non 2 based number? Taking it way out there, think of 2 as a quantity of "what is" and "what was" two parts of "what will be" half of "what was" has to be its own whole as does "what was" so as 1/2 is a 1/2 more than 0,or 1/2 of 1(which is accually still one quantity) both being concepts not whole quantities, Would a system that starts at 2 not be more logical since 1/2 of 2 would be 1 whole quantity? I dunno, but as nature goes would it not be more likely we have out-grown the need for the conceptual nothing found in 0 and the self preservation found in 1. just throwing it out there. i'm no mathmatian as your no doubt aware, just an artist with an imagination that is facinated with the "what if". What was clear to me has probly not been conveyed here but, with work and direction, together we can learn. Thanks for reading my ravings. ps. and yes this probly belongs in a philosophy post or something.