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    Default Typology and Silent Number

    Isaac Asimov, A.D. 1987:

    "The Christian era has a flaw.
    The year 1 is late in history.
    Julius Caesar and everything before him is before the year 1.
    It is necessary to start counting backward.
    Since Caesar was assassinated forty-four years before A.D.1, he was assassinated in 44 B.C., where the initials stand for Before Christ.
    The foundation of Rome took place 753 years before A.D.1 and, therefore, in 753 B.C.

    An irritating flaw in this system is that no provision was made for a year 0 dividing the A.D. from the B.C.
    If there had been a year 0, the first decade would have been 0 to A.D.9 inclusive, and A.D.10 would have started a new decade.
    Every decade would start on Januari 1 of a year ending with a 0; every century on Januari 1 of a year ending in 00, and every millenium on a year ending in 000.

    Because there is no year 0, however, the first decade is A.D.1 to A.D.10 inclusive, and it is A.D.11 that starts the second decade.
    The decades, centuries, and millenia all start on Januari 1 of years that end in 1, 01, and 001 respectively.

    A.D.2000 will be the last year of the second millenium, and the third millenium will begin on Januari 1, 2001."

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Isaac Asimov, A.D. 1987:

    "The Christian era has a flaw.
    The year 1 is late in history.
    Julius Caesar and everything before him is before the year 1.
    It is necessary to start counting backward.
    Since Caesar was assassinated forty-four years before A.D.1, he was assassinated in 44 B.C., where the initials stand for Before Christ.
    The foundation of Rome took place 753 years before A.D.1 and, therefore, in 753 B.C.

    An irritating flaw in this system is that no provision was made for a year 0 dividing the A.D. from the B.C.
    If there had been a year 0, the first decade would have been 0 to A.D.9 inclusive, and A.D.10 would have started a new decade.
    Every decade would start on Januari 1 of a year ending with a 0; every century on Januari 1 of a year ending in 00, and every millenium on a year ending in 000.

    Because there is no year 0, however, the first decade is A.D.1 to A.D.10 inclusive, and it is A.D.11 that starts the second decade.
    The decades, centuries, and millenia all start on Januari 1 of years that end in 1, 01, and 001 respectively.

    A.D.2000 will be the last year of the second millenium, and the third millenium will begin on Januari 1, 2001."
    I'm going to bite...

    How does this relate to Typology?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecTcelfeR View Post
    I'm going to bite...

    How does this relate to Typology?
    A good bite.
    Before I can explain it I have to know if we discuss MBTI or Enneagram or what.
    You decide. When I know your choice, I go on; today, or tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    A good bite.
    Before I can explain it I have to know if we discuss MBTI or Enneagram or what.
    You decide. When I know your choice, I go on; today, or tomorrow.
    I choose... MBTI/JCF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecTcelfeR View Post
    I choose... MBTI/JCF.
    Thank you.
    Did you toss a coin?

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    Dichotomy of nine.
    Eight functions.

    9 - 8 = 1
    Silent numbers: 1
    8/2 = 4

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    1.
    - 4
    8th function.

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    Where is then.
    There is when.

    Space does not edge in the North Pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Thank you.
    Did you toss a coin?

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    Dichotomy of nine.
    Eight functions.

    9 - 8 = 1
    Silent numbers: 1
    8/2 = 4

    123456789

    1.
    - 4
    8th function.
    I remember that!

    Another quick question. Why wouldn't 0 be the silent number? Or is it because we "erased" it from existing. I suppose if you used 0 though math wouldn't work to get the eight functions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecTcelfeR View Post
    I remember that!

    Another quick question. Why wouldn't 0 be the silent number? Or is it because we "erased" it from existing. I suppose if you used 0 though math wouldn't work to get the eight functions.
    0 is the silent number.
    Position: In the middle.

    A model (INTP).

    Ti Ne Ni Te Fi Se Si Fe.

    + 4 Ti
    + 3 Ne
    + 2 Ni
    + 1 Te
    . 0
    - 1 Fi
    - 2 Se
    - 3 Si
    - 4 Fe
    a = 0

    Think of a temperature. We have two zeros, the one that divides the minus and the plus degrees, and the absolute zero at the bottom.

    The mistake Asimov mentioned, in chronology: There is no erasure, only a mistake.
    The error is in the calendar, not in the math. Only the calendar is in the wrong.

    How do we know the silent number (= 0) is in the order?

    The silent number has a fixed position. It counts, but does not number. It can only be a zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    0 is the silent number.
    Position: In the middle.

    A model (INTP).

    Ti Ne Ni Te Fi Se Si Fe.

    + 4 Ti
    + 3 Ne
    + 2 Ni
    + 1 Te
    . 0
    - 1 Fi
    - 2 Se
    - 3 Si
    - 4 Fe
    a = 0

    Think of a temperature. We have two zeros, the one that divides the minus and the plus degrees, and the absolute zero at the bottom.

    The mistake Asimov mentioned, in chronology: There is no erasure, only a mistake.
    The error is in the calendar, not in the math. Only the calendar is in the wrong.

    How do we know the silent number (= 0) is in the order?

    The silent number has a fixed position. It counts, but does not number. It can only be a zero.
    Duh! I'm being honest. I should've known that. 0 is the division. No one specifically talks about the division, only accidentally when referencing the whole!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecTcelfeR View Post
    Duh! I'm being honest. I should've known that. 0 is the division. No one specifically talks about the division, only accidentally when referencing the whole!
    Newton wondered why the night sky is dark.
    Nobody is perfect.
    Zero: The paradox of the void.

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