--- Josef Grosch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 08:17:50AM -0500, Charles Howse wrote: > > Here's an interesting anniversary from my daily calendar report... > > > > History: > > Oct 23 Battle of Leyte Gulf begins, 1944 > > Oct 23 Day of the 1956 revolution in Hungary > > Oct 23 Earth created at 6:30 AM, 4004BC. > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > > Oct 23 Swallows leave Capistrano > > > > Music: > > Oct 22 Franz Liszt born, 1811 > > > > Thanks, > > Charles > > > > Yes, there was this Irish bishop in the 17th century and based on the > ages > of the Prophets he figured out that that was the date and time the earth > was created. I guess that the Irish had not invented whiskey yet or they > would not had so much time for such foolishness. > > > Josef
Not to drag this discussion further off topic, but in the 15th century, the Jewish Kabbalists living in Spain using their methods of interpretation of the Torah, calculated the age of the universe to be 15 billion years old. Which, interestingly enough is relatively close to current scientific estimates of 13 billion. As I recall, they also estimated the age of the earth to 5 or 6 billion, which is also relatively close to current scientific theory. Not bad, considering this was all done before Columbus sailed to the New World (which was when the Jews were expelled from Spain). MFC: (mandatory FBSD content) if I fubared my /etc/adduser.conf, can I blow it away and have adduser just recreate it, or must I edit the file and make corrections? chris __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Shopping - with improved product search http://shopping.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"