[diggers350] lighter later campaign
vapid.ness at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 07:54:38 BST 2010
Not only did you save me from having to say all of this, you did it better
than I would have, too.
If people want to see more of the sun, they can get up earlier instead of
staying up, for goodness' sake.
On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:00 AM, Simon Fairlie <chapter7 at tlio.org.uk> wrote:
> This campaign is ridiculous and is based on an erroneous post-modern
> assumption that time is a human construction and adjustable, This is not so.
> Midday is when the sun reaches the apex of its journey around our sky and
> it occurs at a certain moment of the day in every place in the world. It
> makes sense to approxiate this to the nearest hour, which in our case is
> Greenwch Meantime. It doesn;t make any sense at all to tinker with that and
> say that midday by the clock is 11 o clock by the sun, it just causes
> For exam[le France, whose nearest hourly approximate is Greenwich meantime
> is aready one hour ahead of what it shpuld be, whioch means that it is
> (newraly) two hours ahead when it goes over to summer time. The result is
> that vine workers in the Sout hof France go out to wotrk at 8 am clock time
> (which by the sun is 6 am) and finissh the morning's work at "midday" which
> is in fact 10 am by the sun. They then have lunch, and a siesta for two
> hours (in order to avpid the worst of the heat) and go out to work in the
> afternoon at 2 pm by the clock, which by the sun is midday the hottest part
> of the day. I did this for 10 years and belive me, its completey insane.
> Tinkering with the clocks is a way of marginalizing people's relationship
> with the sun. If the daylight doesn't work well for ypu at the mpment ,
> then just get up earlier, don't try and pretend that you can alter the
> rhythm of of the sun.
> This email was sent atmidnoght, which seems a bit late, but thankfully
> it's on;y 11 pm.
> Simon Fairlie
> Monkton Wyld Court
> DT6 6DQ
> 01297 561359
> chapter7 at tlio.org.uk
> On 30 Mar 2010, at 13:58, Andrew Pratt wrote:
> Please let people know about this campaign to switch the clocks forward to
> get more people outside, save carbon emissions etc - the way we currently
> live I think it makes sense
> With thanks Andrew Pratt 07980 602088
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