Reading a book on the history of mathematics. It was published in 1923.

There is a lot of casual racism in it. Stuff like "primitive savages", "races of lesser intelligence", and a prevailing notion that contact with Europeans is a prerequisite to being smart enough to understand numbers.

I have a hard copy, but it's also available on However, it is missing pages.


In fact, some of what I wanted to cite is in those missing pages.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.