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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    What Year is this? Are you sure?...

    The Phantom Time Hypothesis

    http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=164


    When Dr. Hans-Ulrich Niemitz introduces his paper on the "phantom time hypothesis," he kindly asks his readers to be patient, benevolent, and open to radically new ideas, because his claims are highly unconventional. This is because his paper is suggesting three difficult-to-believe propositions: 1) Hundreds of years ago, our calendar was polluted with 297 years which never occurred; 2) this is not the year 2005, but rather 1708; and 3) The purveyors of this hypothesis are not crackpots.

    The Phantom Time Hypothesis suggests that the early Middle Ages (614-911 A.D.) never happened, but were added to the calendar long ago either by accident, by misinterpretation of documents, or by deliberate falsification by calendar conspirators. This would mean that all artifacts ascribed to those three centuries belong to other periods, and that all events thought to have occurred during that same period occurred at other times, or are outright fabrications. For instance, a man named Heribert Illig (pictured), one of the leading proponents of the theory, believes that Charlemagne was a fictional character. But what evidence is this outlandish theory based upon?

    *Interesting read. Get the rest at the link*

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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    For me this is the year 27, not 2006, so I am OK

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    lol @ Dehcbad
    Repeat after me: I WILL use Google before asking stupid questions.

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    In Japan they still go by the emperor's age of rule. For example, it's now Heisei 18. So the Heisei era has been in effect for 18 years... before it was showa. And a few others meiji, edo, nara, kamakura, jomon etc...

    I like this system as I think it reflects a reality far more than our current calendar.

    I just don't see "Bush 6" as being as catchy.

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    the earth is always flat unless i'm flying and i only go by the calendar that is made at my birth



    everything else is just plain made up
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    Quote Originally Posted by egghead View Post
    the earth is always flat unless i'm flying and i only go by the calendar that is made at my birth



    everything else is just plain made up
    The "Egghead Dynasty" I like it!

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    Succeded in braking Windo TZ Veteran Dehcbad25's Avatar
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    What would you call yours bb?
    the "BB era"? The "Big Booger era", or the "booger era"?

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