I agree, base 2. If the creatures have no physical predilection towards one number system or another, it’s going to be base 2.

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]]>Fascinating. I shall have to find out more about balanced ternary… this looks good. http://www.mortati.com/glusker/fowler/ternary.htm

Now I shall have to sit with it for a while as my brain slithers all over it!

Which means we still don’t know what base the Things would develop for the mathematics if there wasn’t human interference.

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If you’re sticking with digital representations, I like balanced ternary, which is a system that is logical, but humans just don’t use. Balanced ternary uses just three digits, zero, one, and negative one. ]]>

Now I’m trying to wrap my brain around Non-Euclidean geometry! Oh my ears and whiskers it’s like reading a foreign language. I get the sense from this that Non-Euclidean geometry could be performed in any base. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Euclidean_geometry

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Hmmmmmm

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