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Daylight Saving Time Explained

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The Navajo and Hopi reservation part reminded me of the WonderWhy video about Enclaves and Exclaves. XD

Sideways Sword Fish

Even better, we should all move to UTC (also called GMT)! Go to any airport in the world and all the operations people are habituated into thinking and working in this time reference and it doesn't take long to adjust. It would get rid of time zones altogether, which in an increasingly globally interconnected world would make a great deal of sense. Of course daylight hours would be different in different places, but the sun rising at, say, 07.00 in one place and 23.00 in another merely reflects the reality of nature. It is only convention that makes us associate times before 12.00 with the name 'morning' and times after 12.00 with the name 'afternoon'. Why can't 'morning' be the time before 13.00 or 14,00 or whenever, according to where you are? So, why change our habits of thought in this way? - To align our habits of thought more closely with reality, which is almost always beneficial. If this proposal sounds absurd, consider the case of longitude. There is no reason whatsoever why each country shouldn't define 0 degrees longitude as some location within its own borders. It would be perfectly practical, and all maps would still be usable by everyone, providing, of course, that you knew where the map came from. And so we would know, for example, that 0 degrees on a German map was the same as, say, 15 degrees on a British map. Thus, a German when using a British map, but wanting to think in German units would do the appropriate subtraction, and a Brit when using a German map, but wanting to think in British units would do the appropriate addition. This is precisely what we do with time, so why not maps too? If this is judged to be an unhelpfully complex system likely to cause confusion, then so are time zones! 


When explained it sounds stupid. Lets get rid of it so I can go back to sleep!

The Dynast Queen

An explanation of this crazy idea, I think we should get rid of it 

Dave Cole

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