[tz] DST in the news

Paul Gilmartin PaulGBoulder at AIM.com
Fri Aug 28 23:21:58 UTC 2020

On 2020-08-28, at 16:23:38, Arthur David Olson wrote:
> "American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time"
> https://aasm.org/american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-calls-for-elimination-of-daylight-saving-time/
In arguing for an advantage of Standard over Daylight time
the authors naively ignore that clock time is just a
coordinate with arbitrary origin.  In Matthew 20:1-16 KJV:
it appears that at the time of writing time was reckoned six
hours behind the current convention: the first hour was around
sunrise, people began work then; the eleventh hour around
sunset, people ended work then.

The harmful effects arise from the twice-yearly adjustment,
not the absolute setting.

-- gil

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