Zero-- Book Summary chp 0 I have to read zero by Charles Seife for Evolution of Scientific Thought Class. I will be posting chapter summaries on this thread as they come I would really Appreciate it if you tried not to reply to the summaries... if there is a problem or you want to comment please private message me or post a new thread about zero Chapter Zero Chapter 0 introduces us to the power of zero by describing a situation when the USS Yorktown was cruising on September 21, 1997 and was brought to a halt when its computer which ran its engines tried to divide a number by 0. The new software the ship was running had the hidden problem in it and just completely shut down the engines and the 80,000 horsepower they provided. It took three hours to get the ships emergency controls attached to the engine and the ship had to “limp” back into port. The last part of this section further introduces some of the conflicts that zero faces. An example would be the birth in the east and its attempt to gain acceptance in the west. The short chapter ends by describing how although zero has faced many problems and rejections, zero always in the end is able to defeat those who oppose it.