Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 21:54:04 -0500

Author: "John L. Hubisz"

Subject: RE: Newton's Birthday

Post:

How many people today use the Old Style (O.S.) calendar today? The
Russians change to the Gregorian in 1918. Obviously the calendar of the
time was not the "true" calendar.

John

At 07:22 PM 12/18/2003, Daryl L. Taylor wrote:
>Actually, it is (or WAS) December 25 1642. England adopted the Gregorian
>Calendar in 1752, 110 years later. This necessitated moving all important
>dates to fit the new calendar due to a missing hunk of 10 days.. Uncle
>Isaac's birthdate was moved to Jan 4 1643. So, it's more or less which
>system do you prefer to use. A prorated Gregorian or the true calendar date
>of the time.
>
>Daryl L. Taylor, Fizzix Guy
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>-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
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>Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 6:20 PM
>To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
>Cc: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
>Subject: Re: Newton's Birthday
>
>
>Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643.
>
>John
>
>At 01:37 PM 12/18/2003, Robert W. Harris wrote:
> >Greetings!
> >If anyone would like to celebrate the birthday of Sir Isaac Newton
> >(December 25) either alone or with students, you might try singing physics
> >carols available on my website.
> >http://www.cmphysics.org/Carols.htm
> >
> >Merry Christmas to all.
> >
> >Grace and Peace,
> >Br. Robert W. Harris
> >Catholic Memorial School
> >www.cmphysics.org
>
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From Daryl@DarylScience.com Fri Dec 19 08:25:17 2003
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Hi, John. As I intimated, this can boil down to an argument over semantics and
preferences. I'm not trying to suppose a 'true' calendar or time. I just
simply place my 'truth' in the data collected at THAT time. It makes more
historical sense to me to record and report the 'facts' as they happened, not
including conversions that society places on the data later. Allow me to pose
a question or three...

What was the date in England when Big Newt entered this world? (OK, one
question will suffice...)

Answer? Dec 25. Period. (Of course, I wasn't there to back this up, but...)
I'm actually not interested in knowing the 'equivalent' date in Russia,
Antactic, or even Utah. 110 years later, England switched to a different
system and some felt the need for date conversions. I don't.

Allow me to pose an analogy of sorts. (or sports...) Roger Bannister broke the
4-minute mile way back when. Later, all international competitions were
converted to the evil metric system. Should we dump Roger's accomplishments?
Should we go back and convert his mile to the approximate 1600 meters and
extrapolate his new time? I'd hope not.

In the frame of all else we have to worry about, I find this just an
interesting tid-bit and certainly nothing to fret over. Actually, I like this
discrepency. It just gives me reason to stop by the Pub TWO times for a quaff
of ale in Newton's honor.


Daryl L Taylor, Fizzix Guy
Williamstown HS & Engineering Academy Rowan University, NJ
PAEMST '96
International Internet Educator of the Year '03
6093309571


Quoting "John L. Hubisz" :

> How many people today use the Old Style (O.S.) calendar today? The
> Russians change to the Gregorian in 1918. Obviously the calendar of the
> time was not the "true" calendar.
>
> John
>
> At 07:22 PM 12/18/2003, Daryl L. Taylor wrote:
> >Actually, it is (or WAS) December 25 1642. England adopted the Gregorian
> >Calendar in 1752, 110 years later. This necessitated moving all important
> >dates to fit the new calendar due to a missing hunk of 10 days.. Uncle
> >Isaac's birthdate was moved to Jan 4 1643. So, it's more or less which
> >system do you prefer to use. A prorated Gregorian or the true calendar
> date
> >of the time.
> >
> >Daryl L. Taylor, Fizzix Guy
> >PAEMST '96
> >Internet Educator of the Year '03
> >Williamstown HS & Engineering Academy, Rowan University NJ
> >www.DarylScience.com
> >609.330.9571
> >
> >This email prepared and transmitted using 100% recycled electrons!
> >
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
> >[mailto:owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu]On Behalf Of John L. Hubisz
> >Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 6:20 PM
> >To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
> >Cc: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
> >Subject: Re: Newton's Birthday
> >
> >
> >Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643.
> >
> >John

>
>


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