Message from discussion Leap years, yet again
From: mauricef...@ix.netcom.com (Maurice Fox)
Subject: Re: Leap years, yet again
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On Thu, 1 Jan 1970 02:59:59, "Samuel W. Heywood"
> On 4 Mar 2000, Keith F. Lynch wrote:
> > Is there any official body with authority over the calendar?
> No, there is not an internationally accepted official body with authority
> over the calendar. The calendar one is to accept will depend upon his
> religion and nationality. For example, if you are a good Roman Catholic,
> you will accept the proclamations of The Vatican on this issue. If you
> are a member of the Church of England, or if you are a good Buddist, or
> if you are a good Moslem, then you will accept as authoritative whatever
> is the official decree of your religion. If you have no religion, or if
> you refuse to accept what your government says on this matter, then you
> are free to invent your own calendar.
Which a lot of folks have done. Years ago I was in grad school and
went to a professor/student cookout somewhere on Foxhall Road in
Washington, DC. The wall of the back yard was a brick, stone, and
concrete depiction of someone's proposed new calendar with uniform
length months and some kind of scheme for catching up with the odd
days at the end of year. Unfortunately, I have lost the address, and
don't have the nerve to walk up Foxhall road making uninvited
inspections of people's back yards.
> Sam Heywood
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