Solar eclipse pits superstition against science

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  1. CityOfAngels macrumors newbie

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    Waiting…..
     
  2. miiles macrumors regular

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  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    If the religionists in power tell their brainwashed flock that an eclipse is going to bring doom you don't particularly have to be an indian astrologer to predict that there's going to be some insane behaviour.
     
  4. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Woo hoo, I get to recommend a story!

    http://www.wattpad.com/1032-Nightfall-Asimov

    If that's the full book I apologize (blocked through my internet now). You can try to find a copy of the short story on the net somewhere...

    The basic plot is that a civilization that has been constantly illuminated is faced with a time of darkness.
     
  5. geekgirl macrumors regular

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    I second that recommendation! Excellent book!
     
  6. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    remember that one. very nice.

    for some reasons another sci-fi short story (Bradbury's All summer in a day (link to doc file here) comes to mind, akthough it is not about an eclipse.
     
  7. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Very cool, thanks. I'll load it on my ebook reader when I get home.
     

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