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[REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers...

From: dness:home at: 9-Jul-2001 22:02

Ken Anthony wrote:
> So you would agree that the moment of midnight belongs to the day that > follows as 12am above suggests? > > Ken. > > ps: Either midnight belongs to the day that follows, the day that precedes, > neither, both, or is subject to context. I vote for the first! Is it > reasonable to vote? I don't think so, but hey I don't want to be different! > Oops! Too late... ;-)) >
Surely not. The `moment of midnight' is surely too brief to `belong' to anything. In the world pf the astrophysical clock, the `moment of midnight' is surely less than one atomic vibration in duration, and since chaos reigns supreme in the infinitesimal world of time less than atomic vibrations, arguing about it would be like having Canada and the US argue over who owns the land under the 49th Parallel. In total there's 0.00 acres there to worry about just like there's 0.00... seconds to worry about at the `moment of midnight'.