Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher's calculations of time – especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of how life sprang from non-life and mutated from one-celled animals into human beings.
Ussher's arrival at the date of Oct. 23 was determined based on the fact that most peoples of antiquity, especially the Jews, started their calendar at harvest time. Ussher concluded there must be good reason for this, so he chose the first Sunday following autumnal equinox.
That's solid journalism right there, folks!
2. The lead singer of a band I really like said something kinda stupid last week, and I posted it in my LJ, and we all kinda wondered what the hell he was talking about. It so happens that he found that particular entry and left a comment trying to better explain what he said, and also apologizing for being an idiot. To which I say: Dude. Everybody says stupid things. That you happened to say something stupid during an interview is unfortunate, but it happens. That you most likely Googled yourself and found my LJ post and found it necessary to weigh in on our discussion... well, I don't really know what to say about that. I'm both flattered that you wanted to talk "with the fans"... and also a little wierded out. It's the internet, man! There's no attention span here! I'd forgotten you'd even said anything until you brought it up again!
2a. If any of my other favorite celebrities are Googling themselves and would like to leave a comment, let me offer them an opportunity:
David Foster Wallace: where the hell is your next novel?
The Forms: do you need an extra guitar player?
Tim Schaffer: Are you worried that you've run out of awesome after coming up with Brutal Legend?