Best Done by Richie Havens, Not Congress
I hate changing the clocks, particularly losing the hour of sleep; and it usually takes me about a week to adjust to the change. But masochist that I can be I read stories about the pros and cons of Daylight Savings Time with scholarly addiction.
I have never fallen for the heresy spread by now Senator Ed Markey, D-Mass. (where the legislature still worships “the Sacred Cod”), that changing the start and end dates of clock-changing saves energy, an idea that received bipartisan approval in Congress and most of us now must live under.
Nor do I accept the counter-heresy of Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (aka “The Sunshine State,” that the nation needs to stay on Daylight Saving Time year-round.
Today’s best comes from Joel Achenbach, whose writings on science in the Washington Post I have enjoyed for years.
Here’s how Achenbach presents “gospel truth:”
(Just to be clear: Astronomically, nothing is new under the sun. The sun will remain a star, radiating light, and Earth will continue to orbit the sun while spinning on an axis. The amount of sunshine will remain the same.)