The sun dial worked during daylight, but how did people agree on what time it was at night before clocks were invented?

  • @marx2k
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    83 months ago

    So how do we know it’s really 2024?

    • @[email protected]
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      23 months ago

      I thought we figured out it wasn’t though? If we were counting time correctly it would be 2028-2030 right now.

    • IninewCrow
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      13 months ago

      Faith and common belief … it’s the same system that basically works for many of the cultural ideas outside of actual science that we all use. Money, calendars, time, historic cultural units of measurements … all based on belief, habit and repetition.

      We don’t know if it is actually 2024 … we just have 8 billion people (maybe 7,999,999,998 if you and I don’t agree) who all believe that it is 2024 that is all.

      • @marx2k
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        23 months ago

        Huh… i man, I guess over time, timekeeping began to solidify. So when did we actually start keeping a common date? I know some religions or cultures think it’s way off of 2024. But when did a strong common use of calendars come About?