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Originally posted by toolmaker
Time is how we measure the speed at which the earth rotates on its axis
( 24 hour day), the speed at which it rotates around the sun ( 365 day year), and the rate at which the earth completes one revolution through the zodiacal constellations (26,000 years roughly, which was how ancient cultures measured). Pick and choose any starting point, it doesnt matter.
That jogged my memory:
Originally posted by babloyiThere is some weird nursery rhyme that helps you remember, apparently I skipped that in my education .
Originally posted by LadyV
If mankind did not "observe" time, it still exists, it still happens, it still passes! The passing from season to season is time, the ageing of from infant to death of any animal is time, from ice age to it's end is time passing.....just because there would be no "name" for it doesn't stop it from being
Originally posted by TheDaddy
Thankyou sensfan I appreciate that very much. I can understand the concept of the calender systems alot more now, but, lets just say I was filling in some sort of application form, today is 26th feb 2005, however if I wrote down that the date is 72nd of Greguary 16236 & they said that that date is wrong, I could say no it's not because according to the calender I use it is the 72nd of Greguary 16236, and they could not dispute that. And the same could apply to anything.