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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora RE: RE: Here Is Something To Chew On... Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by Rich on October 31, 2000 20:53:59 UTC

I think you have simplified the question too much. Why is 10 such a perfect number? We see it that way because we set things in groups of 10. But why wouldn't a numeric system based on 8 work well? What about a numeric system based on 12 number sets. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,a,b,c. Or even 16? 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,a,b,c,d,e,f,g. Why is 10 the simpliest? Why not 5? 1,2,3,4,5 11,12,13,14,15 21,22,23,24,25. But even when trying to make these parallels I am invoking our number 10 numeric system. And how about the logarithmic scale and exponential scales. The number 10 is not a given as you seem to think.

Sure, revolving is how objects keep from getting pulled into stars. I knew that. I wanted to know about why and how it started that way! Obviously it must be this way, but when the first atoms were born, why did the electrons not get sucked up within the first born nuclei? Why did they start rotating around the nucleus?