Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi

Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi (1,244 y)

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If Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi (1,244 y) was a standard unit ...

  • Time since the first modern humans (250,000 y)...more would be 200 x Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since first humans in Australia (50,000 y)...more would be 40 x Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since the birth of Socrates (2,489 y)...more would be 2 x Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since start of building of the Parthenon (2,465 y)...more would be 2 x Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since the birth of al-Kindi (1,220 y)...more would be about as big as Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since the birth of Toscanelli (624 y)...more would be 1/2 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since the birth of Euler (313 y)...more would be 1/4 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since the birth of Joseph Fourier (253 y)...more would be 1/5 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Period of Pluto's orbit (248 y)...more would be 1/5 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since birth of Sophie Germain (245 y)...more would be 1/5 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since the birth of Gauss (244 y)...more would be 1/5 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since birth of M. C. Escher (123 y)...more would be 1/10 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since first email sent (50 y)...more would be 1/25 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • Time since the launch of Intel's first microprocessor, the 4004 (50 y)...more would be 1/25 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi
  • One average human generation (25 y)...more would be 1/50 of Time since the birth of al-Khwarizmi

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