Stranger Fruit

Happy Birthday!

As some of you may know, in 1650, the Irish archbishop, James Ussher dated the beginning of the universe using the Book of Genesis and calculated the date of creation to be October 22, 4004 BC. That would make the universe 6002 6009 years old today.


  1. #1 John McKay
    October 22, 2006

    No, it would make the universe 6009 years old (no year zero).

  2. #2 John Lynch
    October 22, 2006

    Bugger! I brain-farted.

  3. #3 TomS
    October 22, 2006

    I’m sure that someone has cast a horoscope for the earth. Let’s see, wouldn’t the earth be a Scorpio?
    (Just to make it clear, I am joking.

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