John Zande has sent a letter to the Royal Society requesting the removal of the Christian calendar era designations BC and AD, and the adoption of the secular designations BCE and CE. Moreover, he has provided a recommendation for a new waypoint; one that represents humanity’s achievement as a whole, rather than 1 out of 7 people. A link to John’s letter can be found above. Also, please find a link to his petition below. I highly encourage every one to get involved in this. Even if you disagree with his recommended waypoint (Thaïs bone), or disagree with the need to re-designate the era altogether, it’s an interesting topic worthy of discussion.