Mar 14, 17 / Ari 17, 01 21:52 UTC
Re: Decree N2 by The Asgardia Head of Nation - Asgardian Calendar! ¶
Everyone knows that the 28-day calendars are lunar ....
Mar 14, 17 / Ari 17, 01 22:26 UTC
If you would be on the moon, which calender would you use. ;-)
Mar 15, 17 / Ari 18, 01 14:06 UTC
I'd have to agree that this new "calendar" only serves to complicate and confuse and unfortunately its one of many frivolous and resource wasting ideas that I've seen since this forum started, I am most definitely looking everybody who brought up making a new language. Things like language and calendars are expressions of natural cultural differences that grow over time, to just say "oooh! I wanna be different lets make our own language and calendar then we can all wear our shorts on our heads instead of hats!" Its not different, its juvenile.
And now for my bit of constructiveness, so to speak, if we must change our calendar might I suggest the Holocene Calendar crafted by Cesare Emiliani in 1993, it simply adds 10,000 years to the common Gregorian date doing away with the BC/AD nonsense and starting with the first evidence of human civilization.
Really, we haven't a governing body, constitution let alone anything in orbit and everyone's gabbing about new calendars and languages. I'm saying lets at least get a foundation built before we start dreaming about what color of paint we'll have.
TL;DR Stop being lazy and read the above.
Mar 15, 17 / Ari 18, 01 14:11 UTC
Actually, in order to have an understanding of term limits, and temporal cycles, it IS important to determine what a year is, or a month, so that people don't use Terrestrial nomenclature in place of Asgardian.
If someone was to tell you you have a quota of 18 tons of debris handled per month, then you would need to know how long a 'month' is.
Thus, definitions DO come before Constitution.
Mar 24, 17 / Ari 27, 01 21:23 UTC
I think that any calendar that aims to help humans account for the passage of time should take biorhythms into consideration. After all, we already have an internal calendar we can work from. Maybe humans are more aligned with a 28 days calendar, I don't know. Just a hunch. And @Juan, just because the calendar is a 28 days calendar that doesn't automatically make it a lunar calendar. There might be a number of different reasons why 28 days were selected. In outer space, we cannot follow the rhythm of the moon but we can follow the rhythm of our human biology. Just a thought.
Mar 28, 17 / Tau 03, 01 07:50 UTC
¡Saludos! It's a fantastic idea!
Why continue with the complicated and absurd Gregorian calendar? With this calendar every month is the same and every day of the week will always have the same date. It's over having to think about what day of the week you live:
This month is ending, is it Monday or Tuesday? In ten days, will it be a holiday? It has 3 days (4 in leap years) outside of the months that can be converted into holidays without having to mismatch the monthly plans, as the months continue to be the same.
Disadvantages: Not being able to divide it into quarters, nor quarters or anything, since 13 is a prime number. Although I think this is a salvageable obstacle. Start the week on Sunday. Those who come from countries with a Catholic or Orthodox tradition are accustomed to starting weeks on Monday and finishing them on Sundays. In addition, if done in this way there would be no Friday 13 ...
So, I think this calendar would help a lot. I know it can be very difficult for some because the rhythms and times to live are implemented since we are very small but the time has come to change. WE CAN NOT FOLLOW THE SAME!
Apr 1, 17 / Tau 07, 01 09:51 UTC
Since Asgardian Calendar is modified from International Fixed Calendar, I believe it will be easy to adopt.
Apr 1, 17 / Tau 07, 01 12:19 UTC
I still am wondering if leap days will be included.
Technically, leap days are used to make sure the Gregorian calendar stays in sync with the Earth's orbit period around the Sun, which is 365.242 days. But then, if Asgardia's calendar is meant for a space nation (that is, beyond Earth), then there would be not much need to try and keep the Asgardia calendar in sync with Earth's orbit, except maybe for relations with Earth.
Apr 10, 17 / Tau 16, 01 13:51 UTC
Just saw this video and made me think of this thread.
So, time is presently being measured by a human construction, not by exterior events. Continuing this theory, it doesn't really matter what calendar we use and why, it will never be wholly accurate, and will drift from Earth eventually.
Jun 27, 17 / Leo 10, 01 19:23 UTC
I support the idea of a new calendar, but in my opinion the names of the months should be changed.
Dec 7, 17 / Cap 05, 01 04:30 UTC
I love the International Fixed Calendar!!! I have been advocating for this for many years. It was almost passed in the 1950's by the UN.
It has incredible advantages for efficiency and many more. Here is my post on its advantages:
If we are to be a nation based on science that has left behind the regression and ignorances of Humanity, then this calendar which is logical, efficient, and clean, is a perfect fit for our new nation who proposes a new and harmonious future for Humanity!
You need to leave behind your societal and cultural baggage, realize that what you are used to may not be the best answer, to really embrace the wonders and efficiency of this calendar!
In the following thread I praise the IFC and recommend some other related changes:
Dec 20, 17 / Cap 18, 01 18:10 UTC
Hey everyone if you go to twitter and type in asguardia calender there is a write up out lining the history reasons and benefits of the asguardia calender. A twenty eight day month, thirteen month year, means every date will fall on the same day every year. Making holidays and annual events, and business events easier to organise. Its been said that the equal division of the months makes financial and economic sense. The calender is historically old first being proposed in the seventeen hundreds. Its probably better you check out the article it explains it all with much better English making more sense. I think I now agree with the use of the new calander and believe even though at this stage all we can use it for is to find out when our birthday falls in our new calander. It is historically significant to apply it at our begininning, andcwe can slowley become accustom to it and slowley utilize it in our day to day planning and organising of events and business meetings? Meaning as we process to interstella communications, there will be less confusion and organising our selves will becmuch more fluid.Jodie combeer
Dec 21, 17 / Cap 19, 01 04:01 UTC
If there are no seasons in space then what's the point of tracking years. If you want a break because we want to be a new space nation. Then why track years and months? There are many things more important than making a new calendar I feel. Like bra fixing asgardia and allowing the some vergence sell Momentos to the people and tax/ allow to donate to the coffers of the "kingdom" I like nation better!