posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 04:40 PM
reply to post by Phage
Whenever I get to witness the workings of the cosmos in my petty little life, I like to think about how the ancients looked up with the same awe and
interest, at least the brave ones, and truly appreciate our ship that travels the Heavens.
For some reason, Isaac Asimov's Nightfall has always stuck in my head when I hear about Eclipses'. The book was a short story turned novel and
here is a little synopse from amazon I just borrowed ---
Because of its six suns, the planet Kalgash is bathed in perpetual sunlight. However, once every 2,049 years all six suns are eclipsed, plunging
the planet into total darkness and causing widespread madness that results in the civilization's complete destruction, thus allowing the cycle to
begin again. Night fall , expanded from Asimov's 1941 award-winning short story, lets readers experience the cataclysmic event through the eyes and
biases of a newspaperman, an astronomer, an archaeologist, a psychologist, and a religious fanatic. This novel improves upon the original through the
use of better developed characters and an expanded, more textured story that results in an absorbing, richer tale. - John Lawson, Fairfax County
Public Library, Fairfax,
It's a book I'm sure you've probably read, but for those who haven't, I highly recommend it. Really hits close to home as far as mainstream
science's refusal to accept something that goes against their thinking.
Anyhow, I really love how we can see things that happen halfway around the world from the comfort of our homes. Knowledge cannot be hidden from the
masses anymore, we are truly a global community today.