puzzle has been how can anyone claim that the day of Earth
creation has a known day-of-week designation and credibly
use that determination to block world adoption of a calendar
better than Gregorian? When beliefs continue to impose
themselves on others even in view of new learning and
increasing awareness of our place in the Universe, a point
is reached where 'enough is enough'.
IS FOR LIVING”
is not readily transparent that some of the most vocal
opponents of The World Calendar were and continue to be
“young-Earth” advocates. They insist on keeping
unbroken the long-term series of seven-day weeks because,
it seems, they claim to know the exact date of Earth creation
-- some 6000 years ago. This helps explain the exhaustive
confusion arising from their absolute assertion that a
seven-day sequence has never been interrupted and therefore
must remain so in the future.
the oldest known calendar is Egyptian circa 4236 BCE and
humans and their civilizations took many centuries before
that to develop it, the day of the week of Earth Creation
is lost, one would think, because it was not ever known.
The history of calendar records tends to concentrate on
the working components of various versions that have come
and gone. When start dates are offered they may appear
within a range of years. Assertions of absolute chronological
knowledge when attempting to apply ancient historical
calendar data are, simply, risky ventures without solid
base. Even the relatively recent development of the week
itself varies in definition and accounts of application.
calendars prompted better calendars. The previous fine-tuning
into Gregorian took place in 1582 -- nearly a quarter
century before invention of the telescope and about a
century before minute hands started appearing regularly
on clocks. Now, as deep space Hubble telescope advances
continue, understanding of all that exists to be known
is still just barely beginning. Earth population's moon-sun
emphasis remains relevant, but also only as a speck in
the Universe. Unfettering Earth calendar's frontier in
time to catch up with clock accuracy progress and application
seems certainly worthy as the human quest to imagine beyond
the imaginable continues.
built on sand do eventually crumble, no matter any protests
that prior efforts added elaborate levels of structure
(‘stories’ applies in two ways here)
or projections of potential expenditures required to rebuild
once the foundation is sufficiently nudged. Exposing
unanimous root cause of failure with a solution available
but never before applied presents a world consciousness
project that simultaneously teeters between definitely
necessary and seemingly impossible.
human adventure includes a past without all details known
and a future that is, well, future. One thing about future,
though, is that it is to some extent influenced by actions
of now. When we ignore the most obvious of obstacles
in light of available replacements,
we consciously shape the future according to the known
limits of our circumstances. Ignorance finds acceptance
only until willingness to learn affects it accordingly.
A world that unnecessarily keeps a calendar that those
who use it cannot memorize condemns
us to focus on beliefs of past rather than
our enlightened future.
ON PAST UNAWARENESS MUST NOT DENY ENLIGHTENED FUTURE.