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Re: [SLE] PDT/PST Timezones?
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 07:03:12 -0400
  • Message-id: <427CA070.2020707@xxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:
Ken,

On Friday 06 May 2005 07:33, Ken Schneider wrote:

On Fri, 2005-05-06 at 07:02 -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:

James,

On Friday 06 May 2005 06:15, James Knott wrote:

...

Incidentally, at one time many farmers were against DST, as they
claimed the "extra hour" of sunlight would burn crops. ...

I challenge you to produce documentation of such a claim ever
having been made during the debate over daylight savings time.

I was a youngster when DST was going into affect and remember the
same type of thing going on, the the farmers thought the "extra" hour
of daylight would create problems.


"Creating problems" does not equate with believing that DST would "burn the crops" (let alone believing the day would be lengthened).

I certainly hope these statements do not reflect an attitude about the intelligence typical of farmers, either today or a hundred years ago.

One thing I've noticed, is that many people will blindly accept an idea that "makes sense", even though if they gave it some thought, they'd realize it's nonsense. Religion is the greatest example of this. You might want to read Carl Sagan's "A Demon Haunted World" or "Voodoo Science", by Robert Park, for some examples of the nonsense many people believe. Or check out the supermarket rags. One thing that's apparently in very short supply, is critical thinking.



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