By John Mattingly
Cherishing Ed Quillen’s aversion to sentimentality, I will note that the human tendency to attribute special significance to years with zeros has a long and rich history.
Zero is very special. Yet it had to take a tortuous, and tortured, path on its way to being the real champion of our number system.
The Church fought the notion of zero, because for zero to exist, it meant that nothing, as nothing, could exist; in prior centuries this directly conflicted with dominant notions of the biblically directed universe in which the only entity capable of understanding, having or working with zero was god himself. Only god could create something from nothing. Creation ex nihlo.
Radio Revolution: Part One
ON FEBRUARY 1, 2003, KHEN 106.9 broadcast on-air for the first time. This moment represented years of hard work for volunteers of the Salida-based radio station. The task required both the construction of a physical space and the navigation of licensing logistics with the Federal Communications Commission. However, while KHEN might hold the honor of …