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Sunny Malik
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In the new coming movie 10,000 BC
What is this BC stands for ???


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thanks for the info
Andrew Monkhouse
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They could also have used 10,000 BCE.

(Ahh wikipedia: hours can be spend looking up all sorts of fascinating trivia).

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Originally posted by Andrew Monkhouse:
They could also have used 10,000 BCE.

(Ahh wikipedia: hours can be spend looking up all sorts of fascinating trivia).

Regards, Andrew


lol, yep.
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Or just call it the year -9999, like sensible folks would. Do not trust anyone who omits year zero.

As a movie title though, 10,000 B.C. is much more recognizable to most people.
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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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How could they have known they were 10,000 years before Christ if Christ hadn't been born yet?

I think it's a movie about accountants. BC obviously stands for Bean Counters.

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Alan Wanwierd
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How could they have known they were 10,000 years before Christ if Christ hadn't been born yet?


Yes you're right - this completely arbitrary date approx. 2000yrs ago as an origin is crazy.

Perhaps we should opt for a new standard were the year 0 is the year the Earth first formed. No more messy negatives - apart from for astronomers who, lets face it should be able to handle that kind of mathematics.

So we'd currently be in year: 4540000000 (based on the assumption that the earth is 4.54billion yrs old http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Age)
and the movie in question could be entitled: "4539987992" <--- catchy huh?
 
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