Ten Generations of Adam and Base 10

What is the square root of 123.456789?

11.111111060   x  11.111111060 = 123.456789

or for all intents and purposes 11.111111

While the square root of 12.3456789 is a rather uninteresting: 3.5136441829..

More 950 facts: 950 days = 2.6 years. 26 x 2 = 52 is the number of weeks in a year.

NASA sent a message into space with a recording of people saying hello in various languages. It also had images inscribed on the vehicle of man, woman and child. We do not know who, if anyone, will receive this message but it was sent anyway. Perhaps in 10,000 years when we are long forgotten, people from Earth will find it and think there are other planets with people in the universe.

This idea of sending a message into the distant future may not be new. Perhaps it is old and familiar.

Noah is the last son listed in the generations of Adam. Adam is the theoretical first man. The first ten generations of man are then listed. 10. Notice the importance of this number. 10 fingers. 10 toes. It is a specific number implying perhaps shells, or levels, or steps. It is the number base we use. That means we count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 and then start over with 10, and then we count 11 12 13 14….. Base 10. So the authors, who were no doubt human, may have wanted to indicate base 10.

This is important because other number systems were in use. In fact, like us, we may assume they used two number systems. Base 10 and 60.

Do we use base 60?

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