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.
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: