Sunday, August 15, 2010
Let The Time Revolution Begin! End Base 12 and Begin Base 10
Did you every think about time; I mean really think about time? Why do we count time the way we do? Who decided this shit? I can understand that a year had to have around 365 days to it. I am cool with that. I can understand the vernal eqionox and autumnal equinox when the days and nights are equal. It marks the beginning of the seasonal and weather changes. After that is where time gets all screwy.
Lets start with the beginning of a year. Why does it start 11 days after the beginning of winter? That is a stupid time to start anything, much less a whole year. Wouldn't spring equinox be the best time to start a new year? Why not have two seasons since there are two equinoxes? Five months to each season makes good sense. That way there would be 10 months with 36 days and even months get the extra day. Calendar is solved simplistically. Don't give me that bullshit about the number of days to cycle around the moon. There are thirteen new moons to a year. So if we correspond to that, there should be 13 months. I would go along with that one, too.
Questions still persist. Why is the new moon dark? It's the same reason as the beginning of a new year being in winter. There is no reason.
You have 52 weeks to a year with four seasons. There are 52 cards to deck with four different suits. Spades, diamonds, hearts and clubs correspond to the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall. Is this a mere coincidence? Are you f'ing kidding me? It is a stacked deck literally. Why did they match seasons to cards? Really think about that. Does a deck of cards mirror a year or does the year follow the plan from a deck of cards? It is sort of creepy when you think. So don't think.
Counting seconds makes no sense at all. It is a second what? What were firsts if these were seconds? What were they second at? I think there is a very sinister time known as a first that has been kept hidden for centuries. Why won't they tell us about the firsts? Who decided how long a second should last? Then why are there sixty seconds to a minute. Just a minute means in a hurry, but technically it means 60 seconds. Then it takes sixty of these divisions to equal an hour. Why sixty? It is a multiple of 12. That's why.
WTF is an hour? I don’t know but there are sure as hell have 24 of them in a day. Apparently 24 was too much for ancient people to count so they divided into two sections of 12. Does that make any sense to anyone? Now, I can understand a day has to have a beginning mark and ending mark but why at 12:00 midnight? Day comes in the middle of the night? That is a helluva time to start a new day. Shouldn't we start a day at a days beginning like an average sunrise time? Yes, I know the sun rises and sets at different times but take an average of say what we now call 6:00 am and call it a new day. Why 12:00 midnight?
Counting on fingers was the earliest form of tallying. So everything should be base ten, right? Nope, it is based on 12. 12 months to a year, 12 inches to a foot, 12 eggs to a dozen, two sets of twelve hours to a day. Five sets of 12 minutes to an hour. Who decided that we would all count by 12? The only logical conclusion is people used to have 12 fingers.
Why do we have a zero hour if we are counting time, but there was no year 0? We started at Year 1 which means we are really a year off. Uh oh, if we correctly calibrate time, we have to relive 2010 all over again. Big Uh Oh! I saw this on the movie Groundhog Day. On the bright side we already made most of the year's bills so we should no have to duplicate them to adjust the calendar.
I think theret is a Number 12 conspiracy. The world is scheduled to end 12-21-2012. The damned number 12's again and the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. It's all true. The knew the countdown from Day One, or was it Day 0?
How can a world that cannot commit to feeding the hungry commit to a stupid idea like this completely illogical measurement of time? We cannot agree on basic concepts like peace, love, rules of etiquette, conflict, and property. Yet we all agree to the same number of days to weeks, hours to a day, date of the year. Who was so powerful that no one ever mucked around with time? No one even dared question it. I challenge you to let the Time Revolution begin.
Maybe if we went metric.
Listen to the Buns and Barbs podcast, "Who the F*** Invented Time or the Measurement of Time.