Re: [LEAPSECS] Risks of change to UTC

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_CCIL.ORG>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 17:22:39 -0500

Neal McBurnett scripsit:

> To sum it up, PLEASE don't fundamentally change the DEFINITION of UTC,
> or you risk whole new kinds of confusion. Hopefully by now the folks
> on this list that don't like leap seconds at least have agreed that
> any change should be to a new time scale like TI, and announced
> decades in advance.

I certainly do, and I hope everyone else who is down-leaps does too.
TI is a good name (you can read it as "TAI - A" where A is a constant
to be decided when the scale is inaugurated).

John Cowan
[T]here is a Darwinian explanation for the refusal to accept Darwin.
Given the very pessimistic conclusions about moral purpose to which his
theory drives us, and given the importance of a sense of moral purpose
in helping us cope with life, a refusal to believe Darwin's theory may
have important survival value. --Ian Johnston
Received on Fri Jan 20 2006 - 14:22:58 PST

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