Did mathematics and symbolic and natural languages arise from the necessity of keeping track of astronomical cycles ?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

~Population growth cannot be sustained unless you can successfully farm

~You cannot successfully farm unless you keep track of various cycles

~You cannot keep track of anything without natural and symbolic langues

If you look at the ancient system of Mesopotamian { Babylonian, Sumerian, Akkadian } metrology , you can see that both units for measuring time and units for measuring cropland are based on the exact same thing, what they observed in the sky { seconds of time were counted off on the fingers as Lunar arc seconds }

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Mesopotamian_units_of_measurement

Ts it a reasonable assumption that mathematics { and natural and symbolic languages } were necessary to allow populations to flourish at all ?

Thanks, just trying to settle a debate I'm having with some friends

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# Why did we develop math?

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