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RE: st: decimal years
Theological and cosmological preoccupations aside,
there was no year zero, meaning either 0 AD or 0 BCE.
The concept of zero only reached the West much
later than the AD/BC system was introduced by Dionysus
Exiguus (= Denis the Skinny), as I recall, not to
imply that I was there at the time.
No doubt for some centuries after that various smart asses
found the idea of a symbol representing nothing incoherent
but seemingly every grade school student introduced to
the number line can transcend that.
> But now I have to go read Wikipedia about
> what happened in year zero, I think.
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