Some articles on year, conventional tropic year, years:
... important works, von Mädler made calculations concerning the true length of the tropical year with precision never attained before, though this fact is little known ... his results, he proposed to Russia, which at this time used the conventional tropic year according to Sosigenes of Alexandria of exactly 365 days 6 hours (cf. 12 days to equal Gregorian Calendar dates in the year 1900, but then, first proposed by von Mädler himself, a new 128-year rule for additional common years ...
Famous quotes containing the words year and/or conventional:
“Its enough for you to do it once for a few men to remember you. But if you do it year after year, then many people remember you and they tell it to their children, and their children and grandchildren remember and, if it concerns books, they can read them. And if its good enough, it will last as long as there are human beings.”
—Ernest Hemingway (18991961)
“The line that I am urging as todays conventional wisdom is not a denial of consciousness. It is often called, with more reason, a repudiation of mind. It is indeed a repudiation of mind as a second substance, over and above body. It can be described less harshly as an identification of mind with some of the faculties, states, and activities of the body. Mental states and events are a special subclass of the states and events of the human or animal body.”
—Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)