Saturday, November 3, 2018
Daylight Shifting Time
The real reasons for arguing about Daylight Savings are economic. The idea first occurred to an entomologist over a hundred years ago who thought it might be a good way to have more daylight available after work to observe and collect insects. I empathize with that idea. With that said, I should have posted a photo of an insect rather than an arachnid. By World War I, financiers and warmongers (same?) persuaded the Power that Be of advantages to them of adopting Daylight Savings Time. Bad idea. If we kept our labelling of daily time to correspond to a natural cycle, we still have the option of deciding when to open and close schools and businesses, times for public travel stops, etc. Some people have more trouble adjusting (getting up? being on time?) than others with or without DST.