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Africans Invented Arithmetic and Algebra [double bagger barf alert]
Black Voice News ^ | Sunday, 27 August 2006 | Joseph A. Bailey, II M.D., F.A.C.S.

Posted on 08/30/2006 10:41:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

The earliest treatise on algebra is the Egyptian Rhind Papyrus (c.1700 BC). But in c.3000 BC Egyptians called it "aha Calculus" because "Aha," "Ahe," or "Ahau" was the name of the second pharaoh of the first dynasty. Meaning mass, quantity, or heap (a pile of many things), it was used as an abstract term for the unknown in an equation. Originally, the word "algebra"-("al" "from Egypt"--"al-Kemit")--meant the reuniting of broken parts and was later defined by the Arabs as "restoration", including "bone setting". Note that Yin and Yang are also about the union of separate parts... Africans found a place for arithmetic and algebra during their on-going activities on such vast construction projects-- as in building temples, pyramids, irrigation works, and obelisks.

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KEYWORDS: afrocentrism; algebra; arithmatic; barfalert; calculus; godsgravesglyphs; liberalbigots; mathematics; publicschool; revisionisthistory
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This one was too funny not to post. I'll bet those pesky Greeks stole all this from the Great Library of Alexandria. [rimshot!] "Gebra" isn't "Kemet". The author doesn't mention how the word "calculus" (a branch of mathematics not discovered until a few centuries ago) wound up in 3000 BC, in Egypt.
1 posted on 08/30/2006 10:41:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 08/30/2006 10:42:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

So does this help anyone's self-esteem to know this fact?


3 posted on 08/30/2006 10:42:42 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SunkenCiv
But in c.3000 BC Egyptians called it "aha Calculus"

Fo snizzle.

4 posted on 08/30/2006 10:43:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: SunkenCiv
When I read this, my brain automatically converts it into Farrakhan voice.

I love it when my brain does that.

5 posted on 08/30/2006 10:44:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
“Play dat' funky music!”
6 posted on 08/30/2006 10:47:37 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: SunkenCiv

Well, I suppose Newton might have said "aha!" when the apple fell, but I sure didn't know he was Egyptian and lived nearly 5,000 years.


7 posted on 08/30/2006 10:48:27 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: ClearCase_guy

I was taught that Sir Issac Newton developed Calculus.


8 posted on 08/30/2006 10:48:41 AM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: SunkenCiv
Africans found a place for arithmetic and algebra during their on-going activities on such vast construction projects-- as in building temples, pyramids, irrigation works, and obelisks.

Ahem, the ALIENS helped the Egyptians make those pyramids. < /sarc >

9 posted on 08/30/2006 10:50:48 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: SunkenCiv
I wasted a month of my life in grad school by reading Black Athena by, Martin Bernal ??, I think it was.

I certainly couldn't follow it all, especially the linguistics parts, an area in which I have no knowledge. But those parts I could follow were 80-90% wrong in his assertions. His logical reasoning was faulty, too.

10 posted on 08/30/2006 10:51:13 AM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I don't get their point. Of course they're wrong, but if they were correct what would it say about Africa? Arithmetic and Algebra was supposedly invented in Africa and now look at it. The most desolate place on earth. This is also where the first human supposedly came from. Nonsense.


11 posted on 08/30/2006 10:51:53 AM PDT by Jaysun (I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge.)
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To: SeanOGuano
Apparently, the Egyptians got there before Isaac. He did say, you know: "If I have seen further than other men, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of Egyptians." Or something like that.

I think it's interesting that the ancient Egyptians spoke Latin. Naming "aha calculus" after a pharoah is cool, but "calculus"?

calculus (1666), from L. calculus "reckoning, account," originally "pebble used in counting," dim. of calx (gen. calcis) "limestone." Modern mathematical sense is a shortening of differential calculus.

Those Egyptians were waaaaaay ahead of their time.

12 posted on 08/30/2006 10:53:16 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: weegee
Ahem, the ALIENS helped the Egyptians make those pyramids

Good thing. They did such a shitty job at Stonehenge. Now they're reduced to smashing down corn and snatching me from my bed several nights a week.
13 posted on 08/30/2006 10:54:53 AM PDT by Jaysun (I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The ER doc once exclaimed, "Aha, calculus," when he found the cause of my horrid flank pain.

Strange, because he didn't look at all Egyptian.


14 posted on 08/30/2006 10:56:24 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: chesley

a review of Volume II:

The World Turned Upside Down
EMILY VERMEULE
March 26, 1992
http://www.nybooks.com/nyrev/WWWarchdisplay.cgi?19920326040R

Not Out of Africa
by Mary Lefkowitz
Was Greek Culture Stolen from Africa?
Modern Myth vs. Ancient History
Excerpted from--
"Not Out of Africa:
How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History"
http://www.martinlutherking.org/not-out-africa.html


15 posted on 08/30/2006 10:58:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I was also taught that the Egyptians invented beer. However, I went to Beer Camp at the Oldenburg Brewery in Fort Mitchell, KY and they told us that the Mesopotamians invented it.


16 posted on 08/30/2006 10:58:58 AM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: SeanOGuano

... and then half the class stood up and shouted "tastes great!"...


17 posted on 08/30/2006 11:01:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
But in c.3000 BC Egyptians called it "aha Calculus"

Imagine that--ancient Egyptians were speaking Latin. I suppose they invented that, too...?

18 posted on 08/30/2006 11:06:57 AM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Those who can't do seem to spend a lot of time dreaming things up about the way those who do, do what they do. Using "educated" intuition is an art, which is why apprenticeships instead of or in addition to "book learning" is important in some fields of human endeavor.

For example, take your basic freshly minted I-beam. It will be bowed, twisted & it will have some kinks. A skilled craftsman will know where to apply the right amount of heat to straighten it. A good eye can beat complicated calculations.
19 posted on 08/30/2006 11:08:39 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Jaysun

Well having mastered architecture and agri-art, they have now moved onto studying proctology.


20 posted on 08/30/2006 11:12:15 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Jaysun

Some of my thoughts, too. Since Egypt is on the African continent, why did all this wonderful math not find its way to the other countries there? Had it made it, the African continent would be one of the most advanced civilized places on the planet. Instead, it's one of the most backward,war-ridden, corrupt hellholes this planet has to offer. And there seems to be NO apparent movement to catch up with the 21st century. Most of those place have to pass through the 16th, 17th, 18th 19th, & 20th centuries to even think about doing so.


21 posted on 08/30/2006 11:12:45 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Calculus is nothing more than counting by making piles of stones. Very, very old. The abacus was originally a way of keeping the stones from getting lost by making them into beads and putting them on strings, later wires.


22 posted on 08/30/2006 11:13:39 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: SeanOGuano

Several cultures have invented beer. The science has been lost several times and it has been independently rediscovered.

Fermentation is a natural process.


23 posted on 08/30/2006 11:13:56 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: SunkenCiv


I invented Post-Its.


24 posted on 08/30/2006 11:14:05 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: SunkenCiv
Oh please.

I'm reading John Derbyshire's Unknown Quantity right now.
It's about the history of algebra; check it out if you can!

25 posted on 08/30/2006 11:16:09 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: weegee
Well having mastered architecture and agri-art, they have now moved onto studying proctology.

Guess so. But I want to dispel the myth that the probes are removed shortly after being inserted, or that they're relatively painless. I've had one in for several days now. I wish they'd come back and finish what they started so I can tie my shoes again and live a normal life.
26 posted on 08/30/2006 11:16:25 AM PDT by Jaysun (I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Geeze !!!

Everyday someone somewhere attempts to rewrite history.

27 posted on 08/30/2006 11:17:56 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: SunkenCiv

bump


28 posted on 08/30/2006 11:18:56 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Names Ash Housewares
I invented Post-Its.

Were chewing gum or duct tape involved?

29 posted on 08/30/2006 11:21:59 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: SeanOGuano
I was taught that Sir Issac Newton developed Calculus.

So did Leibnitz, at exactly the same time. Neither knew of the other's work.

There is some evidence that ancient Greek mathematicians may also have come up with the rudiments of calculus, but annoyances like political unrest, conquests, and the unfortunate death of Archimedes put an end to it.

30 posted on 08/30/2006 11:23:01 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: RightWhale
Calculus is nothing more than counting by making piles of stones.
I thought it came from dentistry.
31 posted on 08/30/2006 11:23:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks, I read the Lefkowitz.


32 posted on 08/30/2006 11:34:43 AM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The best stones were kidney stones. The stones were calcium, which means the same thing and is also from the root as the word for counting stones. The first mathematicians were Egyptian (Africans, since Egypt was Africa at the time), who used various surveying calculations not only for relocating their planting fields after the frequent flooding, but also for laying out the massive stone constructs which they also needed as initial points to relocate their planting fields. The abacus was Greek, the Greeks having little use for it since they did not trade extensively, although it became popular in Asia due to its application in trade once Rome became wealthy enough to engage in commerce.


33 posted on 08/30/2006 11:36:30 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: SunkenCiv

Have you ever noticed how many GGG posts are about how white Europeans were first to do this, that, and the other?

Without a "barf alert"?

What is it about Afrocentrism that's barfier than Eurocentrism?

BTW, I have also read claims by Indians and Chinese that they invented algebra, etc. Is that barfy?


34 posted on 08/30/2006 11:36:51 AM PDT by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!

The Atlantean's invented Algebra. While diving off the Bermuda Coast, next to the Triangle, I found the stone roadway of Atlantis. Carved on the cornerstone of this basalt infrastructure was the word:

Atlantis

Lane

Goes

East

Before

Arriving

It's a Road Map to Higher Learning!

35 posted on 08/30/2006 11:37:41 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: CobaltBlue
"aha Calculus"?

Do you buy that?

36 posted on 08/30/2006 11:42:35 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: CobaltBlue

I think some people forget that Egypt is in Africa.


37 posted on 08/30/2006 11:43:54 AM PDT by cyborg (No I don't miss the single life at all.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Isaac Newton is having a temper tantrum somewhere right now.


38 posted on 08/30/2006 11:56:02 AM PDT by spyone
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To: SunkenCiv

Less Filling!


39 posted on 08/30/2006 12:17:33 PM PDT by JRios1968 (This kid knows how to wallop a baseball!!!!!!)
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To: GoLightly

""I invented Post-Its.""

"Were chewing gum or duct tape involved?"

Roswell actually. You think mere humans could come up with advanced technology like that all by ourselves???


40 posted on 08/30/2006 12:23:43 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: SeanOGuano

no, it was the Egyptians...you can tell tehy discovered it because of what they called it - they said "Aha! Calculus!"


41 posted on 08/30/2006 12:24:51 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (They [liberals] aren't humans, but rather a species of hairless retarded ape.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Roswell actually

Scratching my head... I always thought Roswell was involved in chewing gum & duct tape, not to mention velcro & teflon. Why are you trying to move the timeline to explain Post-Its?

42 posted on 08/30/2006 1:39:50 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: CobaltBlue

"BTW, I have also read claims by Indians and Chinese that they invented algebra, etc. Is that barfy?"

I would consider any lie passed off as history "barfy".

"What is it about Afrocentrism that's barfier than Eurocentrism?"

I suppose it's false claims to have invented everything and every ancient notable person was black. Africa didn't drag Europe kicking and screaming into the the modern era, it was the other way around. The modern world was built in Europe. That's just the way it is. Sorry the facts aren't multi-culti enough for you.


43 posted on 08/30/2006 1:51:57 PM PDT by L98Fiero (Evil is an exact science)
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To: SunkenCiv

Must be one of those affirmitive action black academics who wrote this.


44 posted on 08/30/2006 1:59:58 PM PDT by pissant
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To: SunkenCiv

This is so unintentionally hilarious that I had to clamp my jaws shut to keep from braying with laughter. Read the whole thing (it's short).

Africans not only did not invent algebra, it's appallingly clear that some African Americans still cannot comprehend it.


45 posted on 08/30/2006 2:03:28 PM PDT by Gingersnap
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To: CobaltBlue
Have you ever noticed how many GGG posts are about how white Europeans were first to do this, that, and the other?

I have not noticed that. It seems to me that most GGG threads are about bog bodies, ugly pottery, ancient farming tools, and the like. I don't recall any that focused on Europe as the birthplace of anything in particular. Although doing so wouldn't necessarily be incorrect while describing ancient Egypt as the birthplace of algebra is factually incorrect.
46 posted on 08/30/2006 2:11:35 PM PDT by Gingersnap
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To: SunkenCiv
Oh gee...not more of this Afro-centrist garbage! LOL

It's been refuted so many times, this is now beyond ridiculous!

47 posted on 08/30/2006 2:13:48 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: GoLightly

"Scratching my head... I always thought Roswell was involved in chewing gum & duct tape, not to mention velcro & teflon. Why are you trying to move the timeline to explain Post-Its?"

There you go, thinking like a human again that time is linear.


48 posted on 08/30/2006 3:54:55 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Jaysun

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49 posted on 08/30/2006 7:30:17 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: SunkenCiv
Who cares? They never did anything with their "discoveries" and they're still the same bloodthirsty primitives they were 10,000 years ago.
50 posted on 08/30/2006 7:35:18 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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