We have always worked in the seemingly intrinsic base 10 which I believe is due to the fact that we have 10 fingers. What if we had 6 fingers and were unavoidably lead to work in base 6 or weirder still, what if we had an odd number of digits like 7 or nine? What would these things mean for math and science as a whole? Would it have any effect at all provided everything else remained the same? Would we seamlessly invent and create all algebraic rules and functions just as we have now? Would it alter the rules of math? Would it be detrimental to our development?
Caveat: I am not a mathematician so pardon me if I sound dumb