[LEAPSECS] Conversational caffeine
greg.hennessy at cox.net
Fri Jan 28 19:15:44 EST 2011
Poul, you'd have more people paying attention to your "arguments"
if you stopped making up statistics (the number of astronomers
on either side of an issue) or pretending that
"reasonable" persons are on your side of the
argument, and the people opposed to your argument
are the unreasonable ones.
On 01/28/2011 07:10 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message<BF5FA11D-5134-4953-86C3-C5F99A1F1BC3 at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:
>> - It is the attempt to pretend otherwise that is causing the friction.
> If you want to boil it all the way down there, the friction started
> when Harrisson built his 4th clock, and ever since astronomy has
> lost relevance for timekeeping. Leap-seconds is the last fig-leaf
> that still connects astronomy with timekeeping and thus a minority
> of astronomers keep fighting a fight that most reasonable astronomers
> have accepted as lost.
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