Re: [LEAPSECS] building consensus

From: Rob Seaman <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 14:52:51 -0700

Tim Shepard replies:

>> Also hard to imagine how one gracefully transitions
>> from one to two sleep cycles a day.
> It is already the norm in some places:

Thanks for the chuckle. One is then left wondering whether our far
future, Clarkeian "Against the Fall of Night/City and the Stars",
descendants will enjoy *two* siestas per day. With inhabitants being
reconstituted every few millennia from a computer database, one might
argue that evolution will have indeed ceased - so they won't be
adapting to the lengthening day by natural selection. Of course,
they may have artificially stabilized the Earth's rotation by that
point, too :-) Does anyone remember if Earth-Moon dynamics plays a
role in the story?

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