Year AD 1 had been 'accomplished' at the end of year AD 1, and year AD 2000
had not entirely arrived until midnight (oops) 31 December 2000. Just prior
to or at the beginning of AD 2001.
'Arrived' may not be the right word; actually the point we call the present
is what arrived. AD 2000 has always been there. The present only passed
At 08:27 AM 12/23/2014 -0500, you wrote:
>Likewise, there is no year zero. Zero was a point in time. At the end of 1
>BC there was ZERO (a point with no length) and the beginning of year AD 1.
>Merry Christmas to ALL,
>At 08:19 AM 12/23/2014 -0500, you wrote:
>>Another way of looking at it may be that the present is a point in time. It
>>has no length. It is a point that moves through time and we are always in
>>the present. We cannot affect the past and we never are in the future.
>>It's been said that we cannot un ring a bell. But we also cannot know if
>>the bell will ring until it has rung. At present we cannot be sure.
>>Just a thought,
>>At 09:04 AM 12/23/2014 -0000, Dave Hayward wrote:
>>>To add to the seasonal friviality,
>>>In the Army we were always taught it was either 23.59 or 00.01hrs, =
>>>midnight does not exist!
>>>I suppose it is much like what is defined as 'the present' - I would =
>>>suggest that does not exist also, can you measure 'the present' in time? =
>>>Everything is in the past or in the future!=20
>>>Anyhow, to leave you with that contemplative thought, I hope you all =
>>>have a good festive season and may archaeology flourish in 2015.