Millennium

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Jan 4 16:59:04 MST 2000


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At 08:56 AM 1/4/00 -0500, you wrote:
>
>Simple math tells us that positive one and negative one are two
>numbers apart.  Any way we cut it, the year 1 B.C. and 1 A..D. are
>not two years apart.  We need a zero year in there, and considering
>that the best guess of a 6th century scholar was probably a few
>years late, we should simply adjust the BC calendar by one and stop
>messing around with the calendar that we currently use.
>

I don't think I understand your point. We have NOT "messed around"
with the Gregorian calendar which is precisely why some people are
having trouble understnding the math. Changing the BC calendar
wouldn't effect the Gregorian calendar at all. The Gregorian calendar
starts as 1/1/0001 and we just have to live with it. Can you imagine
what a nightmare it would be to fix? We would have to go back to 1999
so the first day of the calendar would then be 1/1/0000. Impossible.

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