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Decimal time The ancient Egyptians used their digits to count almost everything in tens. They used a solar calendar with 36 ten-day weeks or twelve 30-day months plus five dog days and, later on, a leap day at the end of every fourth year. They divided daylight into ten hours and then added another two hours for twilight and twelve hours for night, which varied with the seasons. They also found that there are approximately 100,000 heartbeats in a day. Instead of dividing the day in the decimal way, Greek astronomers used 24 equal hours then divided these, in the Babylonian hexadecimal way, into 60 firsts and 60 seconds, which they could not measure accurately. This system was used in mechanical clocks until the French Revolution when digital calendars and decimal clocks were adopted, then abandoned. Decimal time divides the mean solar day into ten decidays or decs, one hundred centidays or cens and one thousand millidays or mils. One fixed atomic tik is almost the same as one variable cosmic microday.


Single zone Time zones divide our human race with unnecessary, imaginary barriers. There are twenty-four sea-time zones and some forty land-time zones. There should be no divisive time zones, nor daylight saving measures, because the age, date and time should be the same everywhere on Earth. We do not need clocks and laws to tell us when we should start and stop work because the sun provides us with natural daylight, which is free. Working in daylight would help to save a great deal of expensive energy. We no longer use sundials so the hands on clocks or watches no longer need to point upwards at midday and many of us prefer digital ones. International communications make it imperative to use the same time. This has been realised by some internet surfers who use decimal watches displaying 1000 millidays as an alternative to 24 hours and 60 minutes.


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