January 25, 2013Why We Should Adopt a Base12 Counting SystemGeorge Dvorsky, io9
 
AP Photo Humans, for the most part, count in chunks of 10 — that's the foundation of the decimal system. Despite its nearuniversal adoption, however, it's a completely arbitrary numbering system that emerged for one very simple reason: We have five fingers on each hand. But as many mathematicians like to point out, base10 is not without its problems. The number 12, they argue, is where it's really at. Here's why we should have adopted a base12 counting system — and how we could still make it work. TAGGED: Base12, Base10, Mathematics RECOMMENDED ARTICLES
