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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Time for a change? Overhauling the calendar

It seems a coincidence that on the day that Samoa changes its relative position to the international dateline and loses December 30th 2011, missing it out altogether, that I read the article in the ScienceDaily ' Time for a change? Overhauling the calendar'. According to two calendar reform advocates, time can stand still, or at least look the same from year to year.

Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist in the Whiting School of Engineering, have created a new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one which came before, and remains that way from one year to the next in perpetuity.

There certainly seem to be substantial benefits if their calendar was accepted. Will it ever happen?

Read the full article here:...Time for a change? Overhauling the calendar

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good to me. Have your thought of how to deal with "red letter days"? They occur rather frequently and Spain's economy is ill prepared for them.


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