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Originally posted by Mapkar
reply to post by doom27
Theoretically, you're right. Dates are subjective to the civilization that uses them. So, also theoretically, any day could produce massive catastrophe because someone somewhere made a calendar that uses letters instead of numbers and tomorrow might just be the day that spells TH/EE/ND and whoever was following that calendar would be apt to think that it's doomsday!
On another note, 11/11/11 will be a significant day for me because (assuming I'm still alive and major disaster hasn't struck) I will be buying The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
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Originally posted by doom27
I'm really sick of these 11/11/11 threads.
The answer is quite simple people. Dates are man made and not accurate. Jan. 1st on here will not happen at the same moment the next year, as in we will not be in the same position in the solar system. Sure we will be close but its not accurate. Its just a made up number. Dates are just your imagination, i could say 11/11/11 is 349320283748 Y.U. and i'd still be right.
... (E)ven in a (Q)uantum way...when U turn up the CME radio frequency ...
Originally posted by Gwampo
technically, something happens every day
Different cultures have answered this question many ways. Discordians, for example, start their ordering from the Original Snub. Of course, this is the best spot, but nonetheless, we shall look for another. The Islamic calendar begins its numbering from the hegira, the date when Mohammed fled from Mecca. Clearly, this is silly, since hegira isn't even an English word and no one's really sure how to spell it. The Gregorian and Julian calendars place Year One at the birth of a probably fictional character named Jesus; and, to add even less palatable ingredients to an already gamey stew, people who actually believe in this person have placed his date of birth anywhere from four years to seventeen years previous to this Year One. Since not everyone can get together on this matter -- even those who claim to be on the same side -- this is obviously a bad choice for reckoning (even if your bank won't accept checks based on any other system). The ancient Roman system used the date of the founding of Rome. Unfortunately, all the anicent Romans are dead and have been replaced by people who willingly elect pornographic models to public office, and while they are to be commended for such activities, they certainly can't be trusted with important things like dates. The ancient Hebrew calendar began its counting with the victory of one Seleucus at Gaza, but he's not even Jewish. The Jews later calculated the creation of the world as having occured 3007 years prior to the founding of Rome and used that as their First Year. Any group which is going to change its mind on matters of such import shouldn't be allowed near a calendar, at least in this author's opinion.