A New History for Humanity


Ha! I remember once trying to redesign the calendar. I also remember once advocating abandoning the repeating 7 week days, favouring a 364/5 day year - no possibility for so called ‘Monday blues’. :grin:

Idle reflections aside, I also remember watching Dr. Yuval Noah Harari’s A Brief History of Humankind lecture set - I found it a very helpful temporal anchor.

Thanks gnlaera!


On the topic of redesigning the calendar, the International Fixed Calendar actually makes a lot of sense:


It is also called Holocene calendar, but the date of the Holocene geology epoch (which marked the beginning of first human civilization) is currently estimated starting at 11,700 years before 2000 AD (not 10,000 years before as proposed by HE calender). The more information is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_calendar

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I can easily understand why adding 10,000 is a much more pragmatic approach.

And I’m sure I need not to explain it out here.

I really like the inclusive nature of this date. One human era, including all the major civilisations and religions without bringing too much disruption to how the calendar is currently setup.