[tz] DST in the news

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Aug 29 01:09:32 UTC 2020

On 8/28/20 4:21 PM, Paul Gilmartin via tz wrote:
> In arguing for an advantage of Standard over Daylight time
> the authors naively ignore that clock time is just a
> coordinate with arbitrary origin.

I don't see ignorance there. The position statement says (1) there's good 
evidence that twice-yearly changes are harmful, and (2) there's less-good but 
still good-enough evidence that year-round DST has health risks. Whether the 
first hour of work is labeled "3" (as in the Bible) or "8" or "9" is irrelevant 
to those statements; what matters is the time that workers arise, relative to 
the sun.

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