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Comment author: taryneast 30 December 2010 12:05:52PM 3 points [-]

On another note, arithmetic is a recent invention for humanity. Early people couldn't count to more than about 5, if not 3.

If we were on wikipedia, I could add [Citation needed] to this statement :)

Also - can you specify what you mean by "recent": 10,000 years? 4,000 years? 800 years? Last week ?