Posted by: Dave Horne

## OT ... why base 10? - 07/25/13 12:45 AM

I had a discussion with my son-in-law about this.

Is our system of counting, base 10, anthropomorphically based (since we have ten fingers)? If beings elsewhere in the universe have eight fingers, would they use a base eight system of counting?

Is there anything special or easier about using a base ten system?

Is our system of counting, base 10, anthropomorphically based (since we have ten fingers)? If beings elsewhere in the universe have eight fingers, would they use a base eight system of counting?

Is there anything special or easier about using a base ten system?