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Response to merrily (Reply #56)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 02:17 PM

71. Oh boy. You really lit my fuse with that "no year zero" nonsense.

Can we agree that a year is a unit of measure in the system we use for calculating the passage of time, just like a second, minute, hour, day, week, or month? And that all the units of measure within a given system must be consistent for the system to work? Good. Now look at your watch. Do you see a "second zero", "minute zero", or an "hour zero"? No, of course you don't. Neither do you see a "day zero" or a "month zero" on your calendar. So why in Newton's Name should there be a "Year Zero" between the arbitrary B.C. and A.D. that Christians have imposed on the Western world if no other measurements within the system employ a zero ANYTHING? The only zero here is the theoretical instant between the two that denotes the supposed birth of ol' J.C.

By your reckoning, every baby would have to celebrate a "Zero Birthday" a year after it was born, and THEN start counting the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months until its FIRST birthday! That is SOOO not happenin'!

That whole "Year Zero" thing that started at the most recent turn of the century is one of the dumbest frauds ever perpetrated. Don't fall for it.

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