Thursday, 26 August 2010

Morning Scepticism: Anniversaries

The calendar as an artificially-imposed construct on reality, though not without its uses. Yet a lot is made of things like anniversaries, and rounded milestones like decades, centuries, or millennia. The significance of these points in time is at best cultural, the meaning internal. So when a birthday comes around, it's a reminder that we don't need the universal to have meaning.

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