posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 02:03 PM
reply to post by coyotepoet
I suppose if you want to use the US method (MDY = Month, Day, Year) for writing dates (used by about 310 million people, including those in Belize and
also in US dependencies) then you can make those deductions, but if we're talking about the end of the world then it's not a US-centric. For
example, shouldn't we also consider the large parts of the world who use DMY (used by about 3200 million)?
Are you still able to derive the same results with mirrored numbers and so on?
But in any case, wouldn't it be better to do date analysis on the basis of the dating system used by almost half the world's population, rather than
one used by somewhere around 5% of it?
Then there's China and some other countries (totalling about 1500 million), who use YMD. That's a significant number of people as well.
Please appreciate that I'm not criticizing the essence
of what you are trying to do!
Rather, I'm just wondering about the relative value
of focusing on a single system of dating for such analysis when there are several, and the US method is the least common among those used where
countries or regions only have one system as a standard. (Some use more than one.)
What I'm wondering is this: if you did an analysis of the three main systems (as mentioned above), could it possibly be beneficial in trying to
discern any commonalities? I mean this in all seriousness. Sometimes looking at the matter from various, alternative perspectives can bring new
insights to the subject as a whole.