Dear Dr. Boli: What makes the days get longer in the spring? A friend of mine attempted to explain it by showing me an illustration involving the earth’s “axis” and the angle of the sun’s rays. But, as I do not hold with the heliocentric heresy, I was forced to terminate our friendship; and, having apparently run out of friends, I turn to you for answers. —Sincerely, Abinadab J. Godleigh, M.Ed., Third-Grade Science Teacher, John Calvin Extremely Traditional Academy, Fairywood.
Dear Sir: The days grow longer in spring because the warmer weather induces the sun to spend more time out of doors. There are those even among the nominal Ptolemaicists who would attribute the warmer weather to the extended hours of sunlight, but Dr. Boli is sure that you will see through their argument and recognize it as nothing less than rank heliocentricism in disguise.