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    Filed at 8:34 pm under by dcobranchi

    World Nut Daily is pushing Bishop Usher’s brilliant calculation that the Earth was created on Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. Of course, that would have been an Old Style date. So that means the birthday is really 11 or 12 days later. So, the earth was created Nov. 4th, 4004 B.C.? Pretty close. They’re only off by a factor of E9. [Tip credit: Charity]

    UPDATE: Charity pointed me to this quote:

    The book, now published in English for the first time, is a favorite of homeschoolers and those who take ancient history seriously.

    2 Responses to “HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY”

    Comment by
    October 26th, 2006
    at 10:53 pm

    It would be so awesome if they could make an announcement saying they got it wrong, and it’s really the 22nd (United Nations Day.) Though honestly, since Oct. 23rd is my birthday, I’ll accept the honor (and party-hostess responsibilities) graciously. The Earth is exactly 5,984 years older than me — give me presents on its behalf! ^_^

    (I cannot believe anyone let “now published in English for the first time” and “is a favorite of [a largely English-speaking group of people]” get printed on the same page, let alone in the same sentence. Ugh.)

    Comment by
    October 26th, 2006
    at 11:21 pm

    Maybe it was previously published in American.