The National Geographic on Light Pollution

November 19, 2008 at 6:51 pm (frightening things, neat things) ()

There’s a really interesting and almost poetic article about light pollution up on the National Geographic website.

Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself. The regular oscillation of waking and sleep in our lives—one of our circadian rhythms—is nothing less than a biological expression of the regular oscillation of light on Earth. So fundamental are these rhythms to our being that altering them is like altering gravity.

Hmm.

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