Base 12 . org

or, why God really should've given us six fingers

This mini-site works from the basic premise that the humanity likes it easy & finds math hard and puts forward the idea that we as a species would really be a whole lot better off had we adopted a number system based on the number twelve rather than the number ten.

In the course of this exposition I hope you'll get an insight into what I believe is one of the side benefits of a numbering system based on twelve: that it has a beauty and aesthetic appeal beyond just making performing long division easier.

Don't worry, you don't have to have any special mathematical knowledge beyond basic arithmetic to follow this, everything's explained!

Please note: This site is still being written. If you stumbled on it then you're looking at it before it's been "released". By all means enjoy it but please realize it's incomplete. Feedback's still most welcome :-)

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Paul Makepeace