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    The New Decade

    Since human counting numbers is based on ten, would not you say the beginning of the new decade is 2021? And not 2020, just as the new millennium began in 2001.

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    Re: The New Decade

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    Since human counting numbers is based on ten, would not you say the beginning of the new decade is 2021? And not 2020, just as the new millennium began in 2001.
    You can make equally valid arguments either way to be honest. If anything, base-ten counting is the reason we view the decade from 2010 to 2019, because 2020 is when the tens digit rolls over. The 2011 to 2020 option comes from the fact the Gregorian calendar is based from year 1 rather than year 0.

    Since we generally don't need to count decades all the way back 2000+ years but we do use base-ten digits all the time, the 2010 to 2019 decade is always going to make more instinctive sense.

    This is, frankly, one of the least messed up thing about our calendars anyway.

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    Re: The New Decade

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    Since human counting numbers is based on ten, would not you say the beginning of the new decade is 2021? And not 2020, just as the new millennium began in 2001.
    0 is a number.
    After 9 you reset the count by adding 1 to 0 and starting over with 10.
    So, 2020 is the start of new decade.


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    Re: The New Decade

    Quote Originally Posted by thedimon View Post

    So, 2020 is the start of new decade.
    Why not 2021?

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    Re: The New Decade

    I am not a computer, but a person, so I start counting with 1 and not 0
    "This is America - and here, right matters."

    - Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council

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    Re: The New Decade

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I am not a computer, but a person, so I start counting with 1 and not 0
    Actually, everyone always counts 0s.
    How many elephants do you own? If none than itís 0.


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    Re: The New Decade

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I am not a computer, but a person, so I start counting with 1 and not 0
    The year you were born were you one year old?

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    Re: The New Decade

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    The year you were born were you one year old?
    I wasn't zero years old, I was one day old, one week old, one month old, etc.
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    Re: The New Decade

    I *see* 20/20 as the perfect year...
    "For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but through the one who subjected it, on the basis of hope that the creation itself will also be set free from enslavement to corruption and have the glorious freedom of the children of God. " Romans 8:20,21

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    Re: The New Decade

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I wasn't zero years old, I was one day old, one week old, one month old, etc.
    Yes, the time and space between 0 and 1 is measurable. From 2020 to 2021 equals one year in time. Makes sense to me.
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