[time-nuts] Widdershins

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Tue Jun 26 15:45:51 EDT 2012


Also, most useful isomers are rh, eg dextrose and levulose. also, if you
are facile with your hands, you're dexterous. &c &c...
The universe is right handed...
Don

Bob Camp
> Hi
>
> Since most of this is Euro-centric:
>
> Hops (and possibly other plants) cycle in a clockwise direction as they
> grow
> in the northern hemisphere. They grow fast enough early in the season
> that
> completing one (or more) revolutions per day is pretty normal.
>
> Bob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of Bill Hawkins
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:06 PM
> To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
> Subject: [time-nuts] Widdershins
>
> Around 1530, it was considered very bad luck to walk around a church
> widdershins (see the Wikipedia article). I think it goes back earlier
> than that, to a time well before clocks.
>
> If widdershins means counter-clockwise, how did they know which way
> clocks ran?
>
> The answer lies in northern hemisphere sundials. When clocks with
> faces were invented, they ran in the same direction as the shadow
> of the gnomon on a sundial.
>
> Widdershins also means anti-sunwise, which would be blasphemous to
> people that used to believe that the sun was a powerful god.
>
> There's lots of angles to this time stuff.
>
> Bill Hawkins
>
>
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