I just watched this great video from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell and thought I would share with the folks at permies.
This concept of inclusion of, well the majority of humanity's history into our counting of the years just seems so much more sensible. That it is made simple by just adding 10,000 yrs to our current system by moving year 0 back to when the first temple arose makes it so that all it takes to convert is adding an extra digit to the current year count.
I think if we as a species started thinking of our history as 12017 yrs old rather than 2017 yrs old it could seriously change our perspective. So much of our history is in BCE, yet a lot of prejudice and misconception is associated with BCE. Commonly thought of as primitive and backward. Yet much of what was accomplished by the people in BCE is still wondered at by modern man as amazing feats of engineering. To relegate this period of time as backward is a huge injustice to humanity.
*edit, I placed this in ulcer factory since it is a rather controversial idea and not really related to permaculture directly. If the mods feel it is better placed somewhere else please move as necessary.
"Where will you drive your own picket stake? Where will you choose to make your stand? Give me a threshold, a specific point at which you will finally stop running, at which you will finally fight back." (Derrick Jensen)