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July 20, 2005

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"a symptom of something that ails us?"

maybe it's seasonal affective disorder that ails us, and more sunlight after we get off work in the evenings would help. :D

what exactly were you thinking of, DP?

Tammy, I suppose a number of things are racing through my mind on this one. Frankly, I'm a bit conflicted over it all.

I'm a bit suspicious of a purely financial motivation behind it all, and share some of the concerns that educators have over children beginning their school day in the dark. But then, I also keep thinking about the question: "was man made for the Sabbath or the Sabbath made for man?" -- what should our theology of time be, if we should even have such a thing. And on and on the questionings go. Do you have any further thoughts, Tammy?

i think the numbers on the clock should serve us (sabbath made for man idea) -- but that it doesn't really matter that much. the sun comes up and goes down, and we can live in a paradigm of each day rather than each minute.

I don't really understand the full implications of extending daylight savings time. Would it give us more daylight in the evenings or in the mornings or what?

Mike, I'm no expert on the subject, but I believe it would extend the number of months where it remains "light" during typical working hours (6am - 8pm), thus conserving electicity needed to light up work areas, and increasing national productivity (a guess).

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