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A petition to Sir Paul Nurse of the Royal Society to reset the Gregorian calendar.

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A petition to Sir Paul Nurse of the Royal Society
to reset the Gregorian calendar.
  
  

 

Why this is important to me

“The medium is the message,” concluded Marshall McLuhan, meaning the medium (the calendar itself) influences how the message (human history) is perceived. A recalibration of the calendar would fundamentally shift the very way we look at our history, and if you change that then you alter the very way we look at ourselves regardless of borders, culture or belief systems… and that is priceless. Toward these ends might I be as bold to perhaps suggest the 15,000 year old Thaïs bone as this new starting date. Credited by UNESCO as “the most complex and elaborate time-factored sequence currently known within the corpus of Palaeolithic mobile art,” the Thaïs bone is our first evidence of the practice of science, and although just a suggestion it would mean today is in fact the 14th of January, 15013.




Posted January 14, 2013
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