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Towlie

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On The Faulty Logic Of Wanting Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

There are many who want to abolish daylight saving time, and I agree with that. If a business or activity is affected in some important way by the presence or absence of sunlight then let it adopt a variable schedule, but let's keep our clocks honest about what the time actually is.

But there are also people who want permanent daylight saving time, and that makes no sense at all. Our long-established customs of getting up, going to work or school, opening and closing businesses, eating lunch, eating dinner, going to bed at night, and generally living our daily lives according to the time displayed on our clocks would only automatically adapt over time to compensate for a permanent one-hour clock advance, eventually prompting these same naive people into asking for another one-hour advance of the clocks, until they finally realize that cutting 12 inches from one end of a blanket and sewing it onto the other end doesn't help it cover your feet.

What do you think about this?

Stephen Hawking presents a wealth of enticing movie plots!

Hollywood, get to work on these ideas!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4295058/Technology-DESTROY-humanity-claims-Stephen-Hawking.html

(Seriously, they're all legitimate reasons to worry but nothing can be done about any of them, except to make entertaining movies with exciting special effects.)
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