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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Our Glorious History, Part V

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<grisom> One interesting result of a strictly solstice-based calendar is that, since solstice is a moment in time rather than an actual day, it becomes significant what time zone is used to adjust the calendar year. The above Uayeb calculation is true only for time zones east of Alberta (and west of the International Date Line).

So! There are different ways of approaching this:

a) Every time zone could do their own slightly different calendar.
b) We could establish a reference time zone for the calendar.
c) We could establish a simple mathematical approximation of the wandering solstice similar to what the Gregorian calendar does with leap years.

I'm partial to (b),

<umunmutamku> I, too.

<grisom> but I'm not sure what time zone would be appropriate. Any thoughts?

<umunmutamku> Well, my first inclination would be the navel of the world—Delphi. But it is my understanding that Jesus destroyed Delphi (or something like that),

<grisom> HEE

<umunmutamku> so perhaps someplace new is now the center of the world.

<grisom> Well, we are getting this calendar from the following sources:
- Egypt
- France
- Maya... um... land

Any of these time zones work with the empirically-established Uayeb, but they are, y'know, not the same.

<grisom> (I'm just assuming here that the Gestalt forbids the reference time zone to be that of Alberta ;))

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