Weeks after the story broke, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority denied the rumour and stated that the BC/AD notation would remain, with CE and BCE as an optional suggested learning activity.Proponents of the Common Era notation assert that the use of BCE/CE shows sensitivity to those who use the same year numbering system as the one that originated with and is currently used by Christians, but who are not themselves Christian.
In June 2006, in the United States, the Kentucky State School Board reversed its decision to use BCE and CE in the state's new Program of Studies, leaving education of students about these concepts a matter of discretion at the local level.
The story became national news and drew opposition from some politicians and church leaders.
Obviously, there are numerous ones we didn’t use much if at all in a pharmacy, and I’ve not worked in a pharmacy for nearly six years now, so this is not intended to be a comprehensive list (although here is a link to some common medical abbreviations, which I would suggest bookmarking, for future reference if need be).
There are also numerous abbreviations (why is that such a long word?!
The most commonly used convention in radiocarbon dating. 1950 is the date that the calibration curves were established.
It also predates atmospheric testing of the atom bomb, which significantly upset C12/C14 ratios in the following years.The expression has been traced back to 1615, when it first appeared in a book by Johannes Kepler as the Latin usage and became more widely used in the mid-19th century by Jewish academics.In the later 20th century, the use of CE and BCE was popularized in academic and scientific publications, and more generally by authors and publishers wishing to emphasize secularism or sensitivity to non-Christians, by not explicitly referencing Jesus as "Christ" and Dominus ("Lord") through use of the abbreviation The year numbering system used with Common Era notation was devised by the Christian monk Dionysius Exiguus in the year 525 to replace the Era of Martyrs system, because he did not wish to continue the memory of a tyrant who persecuted Christians.The abbreviation BCE, just as with BC, always follows the year number. Unlike AD, which traditionally precedes the year number, CE always follows the year number (if context requires that it be written at all). Some of these may not be “official” but you might see them popping up in some forums.