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Is zero a number? Sounds like a simple enough question, but when posed to fellow ‘Undergrounders’ (members of our Underground Knowledge discussion group on Goodreads) it turns out to be quite complicated.

 

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Keeping in mind ‘Undergrounders’ are global and from all walks of life, including professionals, academics and blue-collar workers, here’s a snapshot of what they think:

Lisa says: Historically it (zero) did not start out as a number, but as a placeholder (1, 10, 100, 1000, etc.) and to fill in empty columns. But as a human species, we like to complicate things…learning about stuff in more depth….science and shit….we are a bunch of crazies! Zero is not defined. Does it prove the presence of something? Does it prove the absence of something? In a mathematical problem, can you cancel out a zero?

Krishna says: …there r many anomalies in maths regarding 0…but if u see the decimal number system, it’s basically a set of repetitions… 00 to 09, then 10 to 19, and so on and if u see the next set, it’s 100,101,102……111,112……and so on… so here 0 is not treated as anything “special” but treated as other digits only…. so I think 0 is a number….

Harry says: It (zero) existed way before decimal systems. Babylonians (Mayans etc.) first had the concept of zero… “It began to take shape as a number, rather than a punctuation mark between numbers, in India in the fifth century A.D.,” says Robert Kaplan, author of The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero.

Masi says: Zero does have a value, it’s nothing. and it could be expressed as a word, symbol, or figure… (and) Less than zero just means it’s not a whole number, but less than it but it still has value.

James says: Ok, I’ve been converted to The Way of Zero. And fight all those (like Lisa!) who imply Zero is just nothing and not worthy 🙂 Acknowledge equal mathematical rights for Zero! Say no to mathematical discrimination! Yes 9 and 8 are the elite, but zero is a ground hero, forming a grassroots movement…trying to help those less even privileged like -1, -2, -3 etc.

Krishna says: Yes! Zero is our hero!

James says: Krishna, you now belong to the Way of Zero. Here we believe nothing is not nothing. Even if you have nothing, deep down you still got something and therefore you’re a Zero Hero 🙂

Harry says: If we’re actually in a matrix, then zeroes and ones were here long before anything else…. 🙂

Tim says: Zero is represented by a circle that symbolically means nothing, yet, because a circle has no beginning or end, it is eternal. Also, the planets in the sola system are round and are in permanent cycles of the sun and often each other… The circle, or zero, is profound me thinks… 🙂 I love this stuff…

Masi asks: Is infinity a variable? (I’m just asking random questions to make this go somewhere).

James says: This is the zero (nothing) thread, so why does nothing need to go somewhere, Masi?

Lisa says: With zero, the devil is in the details….hence Zero is not really a number, but the name given the very first eternal multiversal being….you can argue both for and against it and be right and wrong all at the same time… It is time to revise the First Law of Thermodynamics. Empty space is full of atoms and therefore DOES NOT consist of nothing.

Tim says: I think zero is an aspect of truth, thus its value is incalculable…

James says: Here’s a song about zero by the little known 1980s Scottish indie rock band TV21 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-htBdwn

 

To view all comments, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18630809-is-zero-a-number?page=1

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The Underground Knowledge discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind, an interest in the world we live in and a desire to learn or share “underground knowledge”.

  

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We invite authors to promote their Alternative thinking books free of charge in our burgeoning Underground Knowledge discussion group on Goodreads. The group achieved a milestone recently when membership topped 5,000 ‘Undergrounders’ (members) worldwide! (See our previous blog post).

 

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To check out the titles listed in our Alternative thinking books thread, or better still to post YOUR book, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/241268?group_id=142309

Our members include award-winning authors and bestselling authors whose titles make for engrossing reading…

 

Here are some of the authors who are Underground Knowledge members and who have each written books which in my opinion are all profound in their own way:

Holocaust survivor Peter Kubicek is an author I recommend to all those interested in history, WW2 and human nature https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Peter has written one of the most powerful yet concise Holocaust memoirs I have ever read titled Memories of Evil: Recalling a World War II Childhood.

Sibel Edmonds (AKA ‘The most classified woman in U.S. history’) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Sibel has written some brilliant whistleblowing books, both in non-fiction and fiction, and is one fearless woman.

Award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominated author Gerald Posner: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Gerald’s recently published God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican is well worth a read.

Former journalist and military veteran Martin Roy Hill is the prolific and award-winning author of thrillers & sci-fi: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

Educational researcher Tony Sunderland has just released a new book (published by Vivid Publishing) titled A Crisis of Faith (The battle of beliefs between the Christian Church and Gnosticism) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

Hetty Verolme is another Holocaust survivor with an astonishing true survival story https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… She tells the Holocaust from a different perspective, having been placed by the Nazis in the “Children’s House” in the Belsen Concentration Camp and forced to become a mother to younger children while still a young teenager herself.

Boston-based philosopher Arthur D. Schwartz has written a non-fiction book for radical thinking titled Ethical Empowerment: Virtue Beyond the Paradigms: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1

British author/poet (and honorary Undergrounder!) Harry Whitewolf: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Harry’s book The Road To Purification: Hustlers, Hassles & Hash is one of my favorite books. Also highly recommend Matrix Visions which reveals the hidden ancient symbolism believed to be used by the global elite…

Rupert Dreyfus is a fairly new novelist on the scene who is garnering some attention and who the Morning Star called “an authentic and vital writer”. Rupert is a rebel who takes cynical swipes at the establishment at every opportunity! https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

New Zealand author Ian J. Miller is a semi-retired chemist which gives him an obvious advantage when writing all his science fiction books… https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

J.J. Mainor is another sci-fi author you may like to check out – his book the USS Krakowski is about an “alien drone ship”… https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2

English journalist, traveller and climate-change researcher Mike Robbins has a series of fiction and non-fiction books out including his latest release Such Little Accident: British Democracy and Its Enemies: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

UCLA fiction writing teacher Tantra Bensko has some intriguing neo-noir and psychological suspense novels available: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

Nik Krasno fled his native Soviet Union and immigrated to Israel where he became a lawyer and author. Check out his exciting ‘Oligarch series’ which is partly based on real corruption and crime in the former USSR and modern-day Russia: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

Bruce R. Fenton is currently stirring things up: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show… Bruce has written a controversial new book (with a foreword by Graham Hancock) that challenges commonly accepted theories on human origins – it’s titled The Forgotten Exodus: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution.

Donald Jeffries is the author of the best-seller “Hidden History: An Expose of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies and Cover-Ups in American Politics”. His second nonfiction book, “Survival of the Richest,” was recently published https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

American author Gregory Ness is a technologist who writes about ancient history and theology/spirituality blended with the history of science… https://www.goodreads.com/author/show

And finally, there’s my co-writer Lance Morcan and myself and our non-fiction series (7 books so far and counting) aptly titled Underground Knowledge: https://www.goodreads.com/series/1425… This series discloses more than a few secrets, if I do say so myself!

Lastly, if you’re still unsure what the hell this group is all about, then have a read of this intro post: What is “underground knowledge” and why is it important? https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/

 

Be seein’ you in the Underground…

James

 

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Our Underground Knowledge global discussion group on Goodreads.com has cracked the 5,000 membership milestone, confirming its status as one of the fastest-growing and most active groups on the hugely popular literary site.

 

 

The Underground Knowledge group was designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”.

We promote freedom of speech and welcome all viewpoints.

Our valued members include professional and blue collar workers, scientists, historians and teachers, humanitarians, radicals and conspiracy theorists, students, housewives, emergency services and military personnel, former intelligence operatives and more than a few bestselling authors.

 

Our Mission Statement reads:

No genuine change in society ever occurs without the mass public getting behind a cause. The good guys in government are counting on enough of us common people waking up and demanding more rights and greater freedoms.

So let’s start building this new world together…A fairer society where every citizen is truly equal regardless of wealth, social background, nationality, education, race, gender or sexuality.

This goal has clearly resonated with many, and our membership is truly international with members from First and Third World countries.

 

Our (often contentious) discussion threads include:

The racist science > The overpopulation myth (part 1).  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1961414-the-overpopulation-myth-part-1?page=1

Was 9/11 a false flag attack and ‘Inside Job’? (POLL: 50% of you say YES).  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2071995-was-9-11-a-false-flag-attack-and-inside-job-poll-50-of-you-say-yes

Childhood immunizations — Are vaccines for kids as safe as Big Pharma claims they are? https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2270994-childhood-immunizations—-are-vaccines-for-kids-as-safe-as-big-pharma

A glimpse of the future? (star towers, free energy, revolutionary medicine, Space colonization, technology to reverse global warming & other scientific inventions to come?)  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18477864-a-glimpse-of-the-future-star-towers-free-energy-revolutionary-medici

Is President Trump for the common people? Or has he secretly been installed by the 1% elite?   https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18333157-is-president-trump-for-the-common-people-or-has-he-secretly-been-instal

The science of biocentrism can prove there is an Afterlife, claims Professor Robert Lanza.  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2271236-the-science-of-biocentrism-can-prove-there-is-an-afterlife-claims-profe

Are aliens visiting Earth or not????  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1966591-are-aliens-visiting-earth-or-not

November 22, 1963. Dallas, Texas. — Investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1962467-november-22-1963-dallas-texas—-investigating-the-assassination-of

“Imagine there’s no countries” – the case for global citizenship.  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18041504-imagine-there-s-no-countries-the-case-for-global-citizenship

Should drugs be decriminalized?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1964760-should-drugs-be-decriminalized

The Queen’s position in modern Britain.  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1955439-the-queen-s-position-in-modern-britain

Forbidden history of the Bible > Earlier historical versions of Jesus Christ?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2246325-earlier-historical-versions-of-jesus-christ

Antarctica – what goes on down there?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/12077935-antarctica—what-goes-on-down-there

Is McDonalds actually food?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18099843-is-mcdonalds-actually-food

The U.S. Military’s official proposal to kill American civilians, bomb U.S. cities and fly planes into buildings in staged terrorist attacks (Operation Northwoods declassified).  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1953908-the-u-s-military-s-official-proposal-to-kill-american-civilians-bomb-u

Fluoride – is it safe for consumption?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17514923-fluoride—is-it-safe-for-consumption

What is Terrorism and Who gets to define the term?  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2122895-what-is-terrorism-and-who-gets-to-define-the-term

 

To view all discussion threads in the Underground Knowledge group — or better still to have YOUR say — go to: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group

Everyone’s welcome! All viewpoints welcome! Come visit!

 

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Entries are open now for Goodreads members to win a FREE copy of the (US$24.99) paperback edition of our epic historical adventure White Spirit (A novel based on a true story).

 

White Spirit (A novel based on a true story)

By the authors of Into the Americas.

 

Based on the remarkable true story of Irish convict John Graham, White Spirit  is an epic historical adventure set in 19th Century Australia.

 

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Coming soon! SILENT FEAR (A novel inspired by true crimes)

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Underground Knowledge, the global discussion group we founded on Goodreads, has cracked the 3,000 membership milestone, making it one of the fastest-growing and most active groups on the popular Amazon-owned literary site for books, authors and readers.

 

 

The Underground Knowledge group was designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era.

If you are interested, check it out at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group — New members are welcome! All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. Our current members (Undergrounders) range from award winning authors, scientists, teachers and historians to former intelligence agents, journalists, students and everyday readers.

 

Here’s a snapshot of what the group’s Undergrounders are discussing now:

The multi-trillion dollar WW2 cover-up  

Finding (hiding) a cure for cancer

Other UFO theories  

Illuminati

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election    

The overpopulation myth (part 1)

Bobby Kennedy – “RFK must die”  

Unit 731 – the Japanese Auschwitz

The MK-Ultra theory  

Where do you guys get your daily news from?

Evidence for scientifically advanced Ancient civilizations?   

Is McDonalds actually food?

James Morcan’s rant against Holocaust Deniers  

Does the UK control the US? And did America ever achieve full independence from Britain?

Book of Genesis – not an original document?

Was 9/11 a false flag attack and ‘Inside Job’? 54% of you voted YES

The Queen’s position in modern Britain  

The Monster Study

Hollywood stars on Ormus  

The Untold History of The United States

The heroin connection  

Universal income

…………And the list goes on!

 

To visit the Underground Knowledge group go to: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group

 

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Donald Trump and that election result, 9/11 and those ‘inside job’ rumors, ISIS and the CIA’s terrorist sponsoring program, safety concerns over GMO’s and child immunizations, UFOs and ETs, out-there science and artificial intelligence, media manipulation, political assassinations, underground bases and the global elite — just some of the topics being aired on our Underground Knowledge discussion group on Goodreads, the  online site for books, authors and readers.

 

UNSOLVED MYSTERY: What made Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11?   EXPLOSIVE VIDEO: What Is Monsanto?

Two explosive videos (above) that feature in the group this week include one asking what made Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11, and one asking exactly what is Monsanto.

 

Randomly selected links to this group’s discussion threads follow:

Evidence for scientifically advanced Ancient civilizations? 

The overpopulation myth (part 1)  

Is President Trump for the common people? Or has he secretly been installed by the 1% elite?

Conspiring to quash alternative medicines

Is the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) another invention of the West?

Meditation, Yoga and intelligence  

Plum Island – inspired by Nazi science?

The secret history of mind control  

Amazing UFO quotes from world leaders, NASA astronauts & other prominent figures

The financial overlords

Can we trust news media outlets?

Princess Diana  

Symbolism of the Global Elite?

Saddam Hussein – who was that guy?  

Beneath the surface

The multi-trillion dollar WW2 cover-up  

The Prison Industrial Complex (PIC)

Should drugs be decriminalized? 

The Queen’s position in modern Britain

James Morcan’s rant against Holocaust Deniers  

Earlier historical versions of Jesus Christ?

The Titanic sinking engineered?

Dissecting anti-immigration arguments

 

These are just some of the topics under discussion in our Underground Knowledge group. To view them all, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group

Underground Knowledge - A discussion group

This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. Group membership has topped 2800, making it one of the fastest-growing groups on Goodreads.

 

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Do you believe the election of President Trump will bring about mostly POSITIVE or NEGATIVE changes in America and around the World?  That’s the question we put in our latest poll to members of our Underground Knowledge group on Goodreads — and results to date show only one fifth of respondents believe Trump will bring about mostly positive changes.

 

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Trump…positive or negative changes ahead?

 

Interim poll results show: 60% of respondents voted mostly NEGATIVE changes, 21% voted mostly POSITIVE changes, 14% voted an equal mix of positive/negative changes, and the balance (5%) cannot decide.

 

Here’s what poll respondents are saying:

Suffice for DT to deliver the promises he made during the campaign and we would need to give a new meaning to the word ‘dystopian.’

What Trump will do, or try to do, will be negative. People’s strong reactions against what Trump does will hopefully be positive…If both the Republicrats and the Demoplicans implode, that would be positive.

I really believe that things will get better and that he will be more concerned for the people who are the backbone of this country and the good of all Americans. Time will tell but IMHO it can’t get much worse than it’s been.

He’s completely denying global warming and I think it will majorly impact the world negatively especially at this time.

Whatever he does I don’t think he can achieve much worse than Obamacare, NSA spying against own taxpayers on their own dime, police shooting American afroamericans on sight, ginormous external debt of US, home-growing DAISH and starting multiple wars around the world. And I’m not even starting on Hillary, she would have been even worse.

I imagine that those who voted for Trump will end up very disappointed when he doesn’t fulfill his campaign promises…Don’t believe anything these people say because the public will get nothing and the real winners are the big corporations and the 1%.

I have a hunch that as a businessman he will help the economy in the USA but I fear his abrupt style and lack of negotiation skills will cause offense and worsen relations between them and other countries.

Considering that the President has very little real power. It seems that we really need to worry about the congress.

This is awful but, I can’t wait for the economy to tank and for WWIII to start. Trump supporters are going down with the rest of us, just wait and see. Wait and see.

 

To view all the comments, or better still to have YOUR say, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/144916-do-you-believe-the-election-of-president-trump-will-bring-about-mostly-p

Poll ends December 31.

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The Underground Knowledge discussion group (on Goodreads) has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind, an interest in the world we live in and a desire to learn or share “underground knowledge”.

 

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