Re: Yes, I'm back
|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 20, 2003, 6:05|
Peter Clark wrote:
> [*] Note that astronomers count a year 0, which means that the year prior,
> instead of being 2 BC, is really -1. I think it's because they are, at heart,
> cruel and perverse beings who like to throw the calendar into confusion.
Well, it's to make calculations easier. The year 1 BC was a leap year
(as was 5 BC, 9 BC, etc.). By counting it as -1 one would lose that
leap day, and be off a whole day in ones calculations
> it would be better for the budding Christian
> Kankonians to pick a significant date on their calendar for Christmas. Terran
> religious holidays would probably be a rather moot point.
Depends on the mindset of these Christians. There were once terrible
debates over the "proper" day to celebrate Easter, for example. I could
see a sort of "fundamentalist" type group carefully calculating out what
day on their calendar corresponds to Earth's December 25, the "true"
date of Christmas. :-)
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