View Full Version : Happy New Year!

12-31-2013, 07:21 PM
Happy New Year everyone!!!!


01-01-2014, 05:47 PM
Our "new" year is defined by an arbitrary point on the Earth's elliptical path around the sun. It isn't even the same point every year due to our insistence on finding equal significance in the Earth's rotation on its axis, which is not in sync with the time it takes to revolve once around the sun.

It means nothing.

If we wanted, we could be equally as justified in saying that the new year starts on 1 Feb, or 1 Mar, or 19 Aug, or any other randomly picked day of the year. (I suppose one could make an argument for starting the year on one of the solstices or the equinoxes, but I suspect we'll be stuck with 1 Jan until the Chinese take over the world.)

Happy just-another-random-day-of-the-year, everyone!!!

01-01-2014, 05:50 PM
... and as long as I'm throwing wet blankets around, let me add, "Bah! Humbug!"