October 13, 2005
Creation of the World

I discovered an incredible thing recently. Apparently, sometime in the early 1600s, an Irish Catholic bishop named James Ussher actually calculated what he considered to be the exact birthtime of the creation of the World (down to the hour!) by counting backwards from known dates and using the lengths of lives given in the Bible. It's mind blowing! Obviously scientific and rational thinking makes the idea ludicrous!! But apparently the time was taken seriously in many religious circles until as late as the mid-twentieth century.

So I decided to cast a chart! One obvious challenge was to determine location (humor me here). I ended up deciding Basra, Iraq, made the most sense since it's the modern place closest to where scholars believe Eden was.

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Vinessa • 09:38 PM •

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