Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jesus-Newton Smackdown Update

In his January 2 newsletter, Bob Park comments on the uncertainty surrounding the actual date of Jesus' birth (and even his historicity:  "assuming he represents an actual historical figure") and the well-known story of how Christmas became associated with the date of one Roman pagan festival or another.  His main news, though, concerns last week's proposal:
In any case, WN readers agreed almost unanimously that we should commemorate the birth of Jesus and Newton by comparing their impact, and so we shall, starting next week.
It should be a contest to watch.

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