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How does the year 2021 make sense when the earth has been around a trillion years?

21 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Please, Earth is not that elderly, just 4.35 billion years.  And I would get writers cramp having to write March 3, 4,351,296,489.

  • 1 month ago

    A "trillion" years?  That's nonsense.  The actual figure is a gazillion years.

  • 2 months ago

    It makes as much sense as this question does. The Earth is only about 4-5 billion years old. Not a trillion. In the grand scheme of things, this is less than a second.

  • 2 months ago

    Well there's the Holocene Calendar, which dates from the end of the last Ice Age, but the problem would be the impossibility of precise dating.

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  • 2 months ago

    Depends on when you start counting.... 

  • 2 months ago

    Up until all the religious horseshit, it is the year of our lord, 2021

  • 2 months ago

    I am having a difficult time coming up with a serious answer, because this obviously isn't a serious question. It makes sense because humans have not been on the Earth nearly that long, and only came up with a calendar in the past couple of millennia. Also, you know the Earth hasn't been around for a trillion years. The universe hasn't even been around that long. It is estimated that the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. 

  • 2 months ago

    The adoption of the Gregorian Calendar was an event in the modern history of most cultures and societies, marking a change from their traditional (or old style) dating system to the modern (or new style) dating system that is widely used around the world today. Some states adopted the new calendar from 1582, some did not do so before the early twentieth century, and others did so at various dates between; however a number continue to use a different civil calendar. For many the new style calendar is only used for civil purposes and the old style calendar remains used in religious contexts. Today, the Gregorian calendar is the world's most widely used civil calendar.[1][2][3] During – and for some time after – the change between systems, it has been common to use the terms Old Style and New Style when giving dates, to indicate which calendar was used to reckon them.

    The Gregorian calendar was decreed in 1582 by the papal bull Inter gravissimas by Pope Gregory XIII, to correct the erroneous assumption in the then-current Julian calendar that a year lasts 365.25 days, when in reality it is about 365.2422 days. Although Gregory's reform was enacted in the most solemn of forms available to the Church, the bull had no authority beyond the Catholic Church and the Papal States. The changes he was proposing were changes to the civil calendar, over which he had no formal authority. They required adoption by the civil authorities in each country to have legal effect.

    The bull became the canon law of the Catholic Church in 1582, but it was not recognised by Protestant churches, Eastern Orthodox Churches, and a few others. Consequently, the days on which Easter and related holidays were celebrated by different Christian churches diverged.


    The Earth is 4.56 billion years old.

    Your score: 0-2.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It goes roughly back to when Jesus was apparently born but it's not as bad as the North Korean calender which goes back to when Kim IL Sung was born. You might as well have a clock with 13 hours on it.

  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Apparently you flunked history.

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