59. Could the bearer sign in the Indus script also represent weighing (judgement) as in using a balance scale?

Asked by Elango Cheran

Dennys Frenez
Why? This concept is borrowed from Egyptian archaeology and/or from later cultural and religious developments in the Subcontinent whose connections with the Indus Civilization is far from being proved. We must remain connected to what we can prove with facts and solid hypotheses, even if sometimes this does not fulfill our expectations and needs.

I wish we all remember the words of Roger Cotes in his preface to the third edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica (1726), stating that “Those who assume hypotheses as first principles of their speculations, although they afterwards proceed with the greatest accuracy from those principles, may indeed form an ingenious romance, but a romance it will still be.”

Above: Variations on the bearer sign from the Indus font package.