Today, we have checkbooks, portable calculators, and powerful
computers and still, the average people do not know how much
money they will receive when they pay with a $20 bill in the
store. I don't even want to comment on how they manage their
bank accounts. If this society would be concerned with teaching
how to be better traders and business people, the world would
have less poverty. But, that's not the case. For in our society,
you are seen as a taxable consumer unit with an 8-hr job,
not as a trader of services able to accumulate wealth. The
Mayans didn't think like that and it's no surprise that you
build your life from paycheck to paycheck until society considers
you are disposable at the age of 50. Then, what? I leave you
to answer the final question.
In my old website, you'll find a collection of articles about
mathematical operations from simple to advanced subjects.
There is also a discussion of the symbolism of the Maya numbers.
In the near future, I will publish the rest of the mathematical
operations, including multiplication, division and square
and triple root operations. I think it's amazing that scientists
and archaeologists still think that the Mayans only use two
operations (addition and subtraction) when their towns were
built with an accurate knowledge of engineering calculations
that surpasses the cultural progress of civilizations that
came after them.