Thursday, October 12, 2000

This article is about the idea, proposed by Russian mathematicians, that the timeline used in conventional history is all messed up. The mathematicians have found that the patterns of the conventional chronology are suspiciously similar, as if the chronology contains many instances where a series of events has been counted more than once. If there has been substantial error in the chronology, the timeline we are used to is too long, and events in ancient history turn out to be not so ancient. The 'dark ages', which we think of as lasting for hundreds and hundreds of years, may not have lasted for very long, if at all. The timeline of history comprises one of the most important foundations of our thought. If the timeline is wrong, we would have to rethink the whole way we view the world.