Notes on Quotes: Hiking and Do We Need Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight Saving Time: "It impacts diverse and unexpected areas, including agricultural practices, street crime, the reporting of sports scores, energy conservation, television schedules, traffic accidents, voter turnout, and even the inheritance rights of twins." David Prerau We were in search of a new place to hike and had been directed toward the ... (more)
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#1 Mar 17, 2013
Taming of time? OCD crock.
From the piece: Farmers and other professions relying on early morning sunshine have traditionally opposed DST. Cows and other livestock do not appreciate changes to their schedule. DST is disruptive when implemented, especially during “spring forward,” when traffic accidents and even heart attacks increase during the first week and worker productivity can go down.
Use your own clock inthis electronic age and leave my time alone!
#2 Mar 17, 2013
Use your own clock in this electronic age and leave my time alone!
Wikipedia: Photosensitive proteins and circadian rhythms are believed to have originated in the earliest cells, with the purpose of protecting the replicating of DNA from high ultraviolet radiation during the daytime. As a result, replication was relegated to the dark. The fungus Neurospora, which exists today, retains this clock-regulated mechanism.
Circadian rhythms allow organisms to anticipate and prepare for precise and regular environmental changes; they have great value in relation to the outside world. The rhythmicity appears to be as important in regulating and coordinating internal metabolic processes, as in coordinating with the environment.
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