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From: krish (krish_at_astro.ge.com)
Date: Wed Oct 18 1995 - 04:57:41 PDT
I agree with Mani. 4, 8, 16 might have come because of the 4 digits(fingers) in each hand and the 16 joints. The measuring system ADAM(64) in the South might have been because of this. I recall that system based on 12 would have been better, but decimal system came about because of the 10 fingers. Did God bring about hte decimal system by giving 10 fingers to human beings? Krish.