Originally posted by hbarker
Suns hotter, and diff spectrum,, I knew something was goin on,,Though tit was just old age... and could not take the heat any more.,. glad to read its
not just me and the wife..
Actually you had it right to begin with. It's your age and mine. As we age we are more sensitive to light and we burn easier.
With the young people, I think the answer really is "right in front of our eyes". I live on a dead end street where most of the homes have multiple
children. 40 or 50 years ago, that would have meant the sound and sight of children playing outdoors all of the time. Today, I frankly never see any
children outside except to go to and from a car. The people across the street from me have playground equipment and in the 8 years I've lived there,
I've not once seen any of their five kids playing in their yard or using the equipment. In fact none of the kids are ever outside.
What is happening here is they spend all their time in front of a TV or a more often a Computer or Game Console for entertainment. As a consequence
they spend far less time outdoors and make themselves more susceptible to burns and sensitivity to sunlight. Then the handful of times a year they do
go out and be active in the sunshine, they burn easily and react more to the sunlight.
The OP is based on wild speculation and any time you see mention of the Indigo Children, your heading into the bizarre and away from fact and science.
Indigo Children is a book selling scam. It works well because Parents always want to believe their child is special somehow and the confidence people
pushing it play on that weakness. Young Parents are gullible about their own children and easy to manipulate using their children. When I saw Indigo
Children mentioned in the OP, I knew this was the opposite of a well researched thread and it would cater to the silly crowd.
Glad to see somebody else already pointed out the fallacy at the beginning of the OP. The Sun's light is in fact white, which is a mixture of all
colors. Any observed changes are caused by effects from the atmosphere and any pollutants like dust that may be in it. It's also in part due to the
angle of the sun, which is why we get the Golden Hour before sunset. At the low angle the light passes through more atmosphere before it reaches us
and more of the dust or anything else in the atmosphere.
This thread would be a very good study in how people are able to convince themselves of untrue things through suggestion. One person convinces
themselves something is true and that convinces others. It will even change perceptions.
A prism produces ROY G. BIV (the name I was taught in my youth to remember the colors of the rainbow or the spectrum. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green,
Blue, Indigo and Violet. The same prism will produce the same results it did a hundred years ago or fifty years ago.
Another thing leading to misconceptions is people living in the sardine cans called cities and less and less of them living in true rural area's.
They are unaware that if they get away from those cities into low population areas, you can still see the Milky Way at night and wonderful blue skies
in the daytime. People need to get out of those sardine cans and spend some time away from all the light, air and noise pollution.
It's also not only the kids who spend less time outdoors. Used to be you could go to a park and find it full of people on nice days. I've noticed
now that the parks have far fewer people in them. Of course we are more susceptible to burn, since we spend so little time outside in the sun.