Scott Flansburg, the proclaimed Human Calculator
, claims that humans are wired to do math but we have been taught math incorrectly.
Mr. Flansburg said that in most cultures, the natural tendency is to read from left to right. However, for some reason mathematicians have developed a mathematical system that sums numbers from right to left, requiring the "carry over" technique which makes mental math difficult for most people.
He said that we need to rewire our brains to do all math from left to right just like we read.
Here's an example. Sum the following numbers in your mind the normal way (right to left with the carry over technique) and time yourself:
Jot down your answer and how long it took you to reach that answer.
Now, add the numbers in the opposite way, from left to right. You do this by starting with the tens column like this:
40 + 50 = 90 + 90 = 180 + 20 = 200 + 30 = 230 + 50 = 280 + 90 + 80 + 70 + 90 = 610
Now add the ones column to that number:
610 + 7 + 3 = 620 + 8 + 2 = 630 + 8 = 638 + 5 = 643 and so on...
You'll realize that you can easily calculate the answer in your mind by adding the numbers from left to right instead of from right to left. No carry overs.
He went on to state that he's developed a groundbreaking mathematical system that starts with 0 instead of 1. He goes so far to state that 0 is not only the first number in the system, it is the most important number in the system. In his words, "Zero is THE
number. The numeric system falls apart without it."
Instead of using a system based on 1 - 10, Scott uses a system based on 0 - 9.
With this new system, humans can easily perform incredibly complex mental math.
Also, he and a few scientists have used perfect numbers to create geometrically perfect diagrams that when recreated in fields of wheat have interfered with natural magnetic fields. They believe that by creating mathematically perfect diagrams anywhere in the universe, we affect the universe at a quantum level because it is governed by quantitative laws.
May explain portals, time travel, etc.
This post was edited on 2/26 at 12:24 pm