• Zero is powerful because it is infinity’s twin. They are equal and opposite, yin and
    yang. They are equally paradoxical and troubling. The biggest questions in science
    and religion are about nothingness and eternity, the void and the infinite, zero and
    infinity. The clashes over zero were the battles that shook the foundations of philosophy,
    of science, of mathematics, and of religion. Underneath every revolution lay a
    zero – and an infinity.

    Charles Seife (2000). “Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea”, p.2, Penguin