Re: 2,000-year leap-year?
Mon, 09 Dec 1996 10:55:02 -0800
Simon Cassidy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
fidencio rojas sandoval replied to my message (cc'ed to CALNDR-L) of
> Dear Simon Cassidy:
> Very interesting
and ingenious is the "years of Jesus"? rule "8
> leap-year in every 33 years" rule which gives an average calendar
> 365.242424... days. It is more precise and it would have more frequent
> close-fitting in the calendar than the Gregorian leap-year rule.
> is very recherché for the people understand and to adopt it.
> The ecclesiastical
calendars of Christian churches would not have
> utility, since the Church fix dates of Easter within a period very
> from 23rd. march until, 25th april (it enough that Vernal Equinox
> at any time within about 52 calendar-hours, spreading the dates of
> Equinox over 3 calendar days, march 19,20,21).
> Neither in the agriculture,
the season in itself it has strong
> climatic changes along year.
> We will Follow, then,
with us Gregorian leap-year for a long time.
> I appreciate spend
your time with my letters.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Fidencio Rojas Sandoval.
Tlapan D. F.
Fidencio's single objection to a "new Common Era Leapyear Decision Procedure"
appears to be that it is "very recherche for the people" [to] "understand
to adopt it". [Sorry! I don't know how to type "e" with an acute accent
Fidencio]. I assume Fidencio is applying this French word in its primary
meaning (i.e. "new", "unusual") rather than its secondary meaning ("chic",
This objection, then, is generic, and not specific to the proposal in
question since it amounts to saying that any new proposal is regerettably
"new". By this logic nothing "new" will ever get done!
Any new way of doing anything is always confusing at first, even if
becomes, in retrospect, more natural, simpler and more logical than
predecessor. Thus one cannot judge any new Leapyear Decision Procedure
one is familiar with it.
The Gregorian procedure is still so obscure that most people could not
you (without consulting an authority) whether, and why, 2000AD will
Dee's Y'rs, Simon Cassidy, 1053 47th.St. Emeryville Ca. 94608. ph.510-547-0684