Posted by: secretperson | April 21, 2008

Stop, Mecca Time

Apparently there are calls to replace GMT with Mecca time. Apparently Mecca’s longitude is online with the Earth’s magnetic pole, but that moves so that won’t be true for ever. Plus time is relevent to Earth’s angle to the sun, but not its magnetic field. There is no reason to choose any one place on Earth over another to centre the time zones. So why not stick with the one everyone is used to? Oh yeah, religous nuttiness.

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  1. Why stop with replacing GMT with Mecca time why not go the whole hog and use their calendar as well.

    In the flash of an eye we’ll all be transported back to the 15th century. Who said time travel was impossible?


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