[LEAPSECS] clinical evidence about time and sun

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Dec 16 12:47:30 EST 2008

In message <20081216173625.GA13462 at ucolick.org>, Steve Allen writes:

>To disconnect UTC, and thus civil time, from the sun [...]


Civil time is not UTC anywhere that I have heard about.

Even the British had other and better reasons than landscaping in
public parks for holding on to GMT.

Most countries have civil time on the (law-)books as being "UTC +
something", where something is often a function of time and in
a few cases also of (cultural) geography.

There are a few stragling countries like Denmark sticking up for,
at least on paper, mean solar time, but in practice doing the sensible
thing, like everybody else.

Please discontinue use of your "disconnecting civil time from the
sun" red herring, it has nothing to do with reality anywhere on
Earth, and only serves to confuse.


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