Skepsos's skepsis

The year of no Lord

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 5, 2010

We should no longer set the birth of a random messias as the year zero. I think we should start our count at a really important event in human history.
Preferably not the birth of one individual, but for example start at zero in the year when ‘The Origin Of Species’ was first published.

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  1. bencrayton said, on March 2, 2010 at 23:15

    How about we take the creation of the universe and truncate all but the last 4 digits? Christianity has been the most important movement in Western Society over the past 2 millennium, however.

    • skepsos said, on March 3, 2010 at 04:11

      ‘important’ is only in the eye of the beholder. It’s subjective.
      It’s not a fact.
      For example: To me the industrial revolution is much more important.

      • bencrayton said, on March 3, 2010 at 23:33

        You got me there.

        But I think the first idea, of truncating the age of the universe, would be the coolest (yeah, I know, still subjective, but whatever).

  2. skepsos said, on April 10, 2010 at 18:41

    Through Twitter I got a great reply form “oinonio” who sent me these alternatives:
    http://www.mithrandir.com/Tranquility/tranquility.html
    and
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_calendar
    The 13 months of the Tranquility Calendar are named after famous scientists, neat idea.


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