Re-think our measurement of time? 39 replies

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Sadim-Al-Bouncer

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#1 8 years ago

As hopefully many of you know, the world is pretty old. And, only recently have we been in AD or CE time. The AD or CE time began on year 1, when Jesus was born, and BC or BCE was everything that happened before. However, with Christianity's numbers of followers declining and other religions or non-religions climbing, is it time we start some new way of measuring time? After all, not everyone believes in Jesus anymore... (But I still do. :stallard:)




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#2 8 years ago

What would be the practical reason? What date would you use to set the equivalent of B.C. or A.D.?(or just count up from the big bang?) Would you do anything more than a half assed re-branding? (like B.C.E. and C.E.)

Changing something that we've used for 2000 years just cause it happens to reference a biblical figure seems a bit off to me.




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#3 8 years ago
Afterburner;5006770 Changing something that we've used for 2000 years just cause it happens to reference a biblical figure seems a bit off to me.

Someone is bound to sue for that.

There is nothing else to base time off of tho, really.




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#4 8 years ago

the discovery of fire




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#5 8 years ago
Mr.Bouncer;5006730Jesus anymore... (But I still do. :stallard:)

No way, me too :cool:


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#6 8 years ago
Mr.Bouncer;5006814the discovery of fire

What date was that?




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#7 8 years ago

um. ask a smart guy




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#8 8 years ago

Or I could tell you that there is no set date. It's like saying we should base it upon the domestication of corn, or the first ever use of stone tools. Most dates in prehistory are fuzzy, at best.

There is no practical reason to change the dating system. And several good reasons not too, most notably the fact that everyone uses it.




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#9 8 years ago

Mr.Bouncer;5006814the discovery of fire[/QUOTE] I want the exact date, time and location fire was discovered.

Afterburner;5006870Or I could tell you that there is no set date. It's like saying we should base it upon the domestication of corn, or the first ever use of stone tools. Most dates in prehistory are fuzzy, at best.

Considering human history extends beyond the invention of record-keeping or even paper.

[QUOTE=]And several good reasons not too, most notably the fact that everyone uses it.

If it aint broke, dont fix it.




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#10 8 years ago

I say we use the Aztec calendar. Thanks to the happenstance that some of the Conquistadors...whom I'll refer to asswads, actually wrote a few things down, did return codexies of the Aztec calendar back to European scholars to investigate. Their conclusion determined that the Aztec time measurement was much more accurate than the Julian that was being used at the time...but god forbid asswads of that time defer to using a calendar by "heathens". I do wonder if the Aztec calender compared with the Julian may have inspired what would later evolve into the Gregorian in the following century.

In recent years (say 30 years and more so now) BC/AD isn't used. A more secular approach for these ancient acronyms are used: BCE (Before the Common Era) and CE (Common Era).