That having been said, I am new here. Its a pleasure to meet you all. Diego here. My personal preference for calendar reform is the French Republican Calendar. It certainly is the most logical. And the argument that people got less rest time is a myth. In reality, they got every 10 day off, and the afternoon of every five day. That actually worked out to slightly more than the time they had gotten off having Sundays in the old cycle.
Of course, without really intending to, they actually duplicated in some ways the ancient Egyptian calendar. The exception being of course, that the Egyptian calendar started with the summer solstice, as opposed to the Autumn Equinox.
The leap year thing could have been worked out. The only reason that it was not is the fact that the calendar was not used long enough to make it an issue. But it could have been dealt with.
On Apr 8, 2018 2:00 PM, "Jamison Painter" <[hidden email]> wrote:
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I assume the list has not forgotten my initial inputs of The Mettic Calendar Year (1971-1973)....till I decided to suspend my input, like French Republican Calendar that died its “natural death”, the format of which was:
I stuck with this format till around 1990’s but was forced to change for a better option to modify the current Gregorian calendar by shifting July 31 to 2nd month i.e.February as Feb.29(all years); and keeping the World Peace Day (Dec.31) and Leap Day per my div.4/skip128th Years - outside of the calendar FORMAT, getting improved MEAN Year =(365+31/128)=365.2421875 days- this would need to ammend the ‘centurion Leap Day’ Rule, closer to Actual Average Astronomers’ Mean Year.
The calendar could start in continuation, from the nearest Monday - especially after mid-night of Friday/Saturday on skipping 2 1/2 days now accumulated, needing correction after the Papal Bull of 1582:
Such a date was proposed 2012 December 20/21 (the Dooms Day), linking End of Mayan Calendar Era.
I may highly recommend you to assess my discussion posts since mid-2002 when I joined this list- and lay my thought/works for public examination. History has given humanity a chance: we can brick-bat and lose the opportunity or make use of this. I believe, religious festivities can be plugged & fixed closest to ‘week-ends’ if desired; since these are generally linked to LUNAR calculations. My 896-year cycle/327257 days/11082 moons; or when split in its TWO halves can achieve desired results;
Ex-Flt Lt Brij Bhusgan VIJ, Author
Brij-Gregorian Midifued Calendar
Sunday, 2018 April 08H16:38(decimal)
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On Apr 8, 2018, at 3:28 PM, Jamison Painter <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well, the point of the French Calendar was to eliminate religious references. Although I am a believer myself, and attend church most weeks, I personally favour French Secularism. I think religions should be taxed, like businesses, and I favour the French Calendar as a way of eliminating religious favourtism,
On Sun, Apr 8, 2018, 3:24 PM Brij Bhushan metric VIJ <[hidden email]> wrote:
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The Gregorian is a syncretism of several ancient astrological, religious and political worldviews:
Week: astrological Babylonian
Start of Year: political Roman
Date of years (A.D.). Apocayptic Christian