Probably only people started to care as they started trading with those who had it already: the europeans, so everybody just conformed since they had nothing better.
That's my guess anyway.
We need metric time.
Yes! With daylight savings time permanently eliminated, and the whole world on a single time zone!
Big time topic drift....
So I'll add my two cents. Thank Babylon for our 24 hour clock. http://everything2.com/e2node/24%2520hour%2520clock
I also vaguely remeber something about a base 12 number system in use then. Our hour system is a remnant of that.
The link suggests a astronomical reason as well... probably related to the zodiac (twelve signs of the zodiac).
I wonder if there were any other time systems, though, beyond 'sunup' and 'sundown' (and the like).
Dr. Healy pointed out that "virginity pledging teens were considerably more
conservative in their overall sexual behaviors than teens in general -- a fact
that many media reports have missed cold."
Interesting article, after all this time, scientists are still not
entirely sure what causes men to ejaculate - in the biological
sense of it all - whether it's part mental or physical, there is still
a great deal of unknown to it :
And the part that made me laugh out loud:
"For example, a recent letter to the journal Medical Hypotheses suggests that ejaculation might relieve nasal congestion.
The people at Kleenex must be thinking: one way or another, they'll still need us."
Jan 6 2009 11:38pm from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd
The problem I'm seeing with this whole debate is that it blurs the line
between encouraging teens to practice abstinence and outright keeping
them in the dark in the area of sex education. There's no need to dump
the two into one bin.
The problem is that when both you (the parents and the teachers) and the kids (taking oaths of abstinence) are in denial about their likely future sexual activity, neither one of you are going to take the future risks seriously.
"Ok Bobby, we both know you are a 15 year old boy and therefore have no interest in sex, so of course you want to sign this virginity pledge and lead a perfect life like your mom and dad. But since we both know you're most likely going to break that pledge, here's where you can get condoms without embarrassment, and oh by the way if you want to keep them in your top left drawer I will never ever look there.. and here's how you can get AIDS, and here's how you can't"... Somehow I just don't see that conversation taking place.
Subject: just my thoughts ...
From a young age i taught both my daughters all the real facts about sex ..the ins the outs ....the do.s the donts ..the diseases...pregnancy ..blow jobs ..the whole kit n kaboodle .....i dont beleive in dumbing down the issue ..the mess the smell absolutly everything ...any way i have one daughter who ended up treasuring her vaginity like it was gold .while my other decide she wishes to share it around .......you can teach them all you can ..but society has a good grasp on them too ......
Tue Dec 09 2008 01:52:59 EST from triLcat@uncnsrdSuggestion (old rough rule of thumb) half your age plus 7. Or was that dating?
Just out of curiousity...
How old does a girl have to be before checking her out isn't creepy? (Assuming a guy who is 20 and assuming that he only looks and doesn't touch or even talk to the girl)
Subject: Re: just my thoughts ...
Good for you. "A man armed with anothers knowledge is less likely to make the same mistakes. If he cares to learn."
Nice to know there are some parents that do not rely on society to teach the kids about sex. Society will cotradict itself, and chew the poor little devils up, and spit out the used remnant.
I certainly think that accurate information goes a long way towards keeping your kids sane and safe.
I think parents have a right and obligation to tell their kids their own feelings on the subject and make their suggestions, but the reality is that unless you're going to follow your kid around with a shotgun 24/7, you're not going to be able to prevent them from having sex before marriage. It's going to end up being their decision.
This is absolutely fantastic !!
Hallmark Introduces Gay Marriage Cards
I'm going to send my sister-in-law one of these. This is awesome news, to
see more and more this, where it's just normal as anything else.
Individual stores have the option as to whether or not to carry the cards (of course).
But, Hallmark is responding to increasing demand, not to political pressure.
So, yeah, there's money to be made here, and they're chasing it.
That, to me, is more cool than anything else. I think we're becoming a lot more accepting of same-gendered couples.