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Old 12-28-2011, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default Would it be Worth Moving to a Calendar Where Every Year Was the Same?

Let's face it; the Gregorian calendar can be a pain at times. Sure, it works, but isn't it just a little tedious to never know what weekday a certain holiday or your birthday is going to land on next year? Or the year after? Wouldn't it be great if each calendar year was identical, so that you'd always know what to expect? It might sound like an "out there" idea, but it is indeed possible, with the most recent solution being the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar.


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Old 12-28-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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Chinese Calenders of the year of the Dragon and Tiger!!!! Or the year of the Pig!
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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I'm quite fond of the Holocene calendar (Human Era). Whether you're Christian or not, doesn't using a calendar based on the birth date of Jesus Christ (an incorrect birth date, according to more modern research) seem a bit "outdated" to you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_calendar

According to the HE calendar the current year is 12011.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:09 PM   #4
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According to the HE calendar the current year is 12011.
I feel seriously old all of a sudden.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:18 PM   #5
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Yeah, those 10,000 years sure flew by, didn't they?
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:22 AM   #6
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Indeed, I was never found of the Gregorian calendar. But the real problem is the determination of a day length and the fact that earth itself, gravity and the universe, all laugh at our mundane attempts to make the passing of time seem clockwork precise.

We require a type of order that simply does not exist. The day and night cycles aren't the same all across the year (and across the years) and yet we insist that 11pm can never happen during the day (at least on more temperate latitudes).

Our error is trying to make time cyclic; there's always the beginning of a new day, there's always a new year, there's always the beginning of a new month and a new week. Time is instead a straight arrow. A good calendar would be an "infinite" calendar, forever adjusting itself to the earth and sun movements. A calendar that wouldn't need crude odd years, or odd weeks. A purely mathematical calendar.

And definitely not a calendar concocted out of some religious sect gathering that decided it would be a great idea to start with the birth of their fabled superhero.
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We're supposed to be secular, so a non-religious calendar would be nice. Undoubtedly there would be the people that would say God will "get mad" and send more earthquakes and tsunamis.
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It's bad enough having my birthday in November, if it was also on a Monday every year I'd shoot myself.

Like the idea of a secular, more mathematical calendar but this ain't it. Just not seeing the advantages to changing. Dental appointments? Bank interest? Doesn't seem like university-level thinking here.
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Well we follow both Lunar and Gregorian!
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:45 PM   #10
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If I wanted to look nuts, I could just start using the Holocene calendar on my own. XXXX xx, 12012 HE.
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It's bad enough having my birthday in November, if it was also on a Monday every year I'd shoot myself.
Hahaha... oh man. But that is a very, very good point.
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