[ale] [OT] Date change proposal
greg.freemyer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 19:55:18 EST 2009
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Jeff Lightner <jlightner at water.com> wrote:
> I'm guessing whatever "milestone" event you come up with there will be
> those who challenge its validity. The flat-earthers would certainly
> deny that the moon landing. Also since that was an American event there
> would be those who would argue against its use for political reasons.
> Also if it were more than about 6,000 years ago there would be those who
> would argue such a date never existed since they *know* the world is
> only that old.
> If we're going to go to a significant event why not the big bang? (Of
> course, we'd have to ignore the objections mentioned above.) I think it
> would be interesting to write a date like 15,123,457 every time I wrote
> a check.
Left off a few zeros there. 15 billion years old.
But using Big Bang implies that you have Universal Time in the ultimate sense.
Sorry. Einstein got rid of that conceptualization 100 years ago. Err,
I mean 100 revolutions of Earth around the central star in its solar
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