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    A world with no sky
    What would it be like if there was no night sky? What if the only thing up there was just blackness?

    Would we have ever tried to cross the oceans? Would we have ever landed on the moon?

    Would we ever look up?

    Fri, Sep 4, 2009  Permanent link

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    Infinitas     Fri, Sep 4, 2009  Permanent link
    Would we even exist?
    illuminatiscott     Fri, Sep 4, 2009  Permanent link
    I recall a part in Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy where a species' home planet was surrounded in stellar dust so they could see no night sky.

    Also in Nightfall by Isaac Asimov, there is a planet in a trinary star system such that there is only a night every few centuries.

    In both of those situations, the species therein develop an absolute egotism about their uniqueness, and a small-scale view of the universe. They developed no sense of wonder or exploration.

    I would imagine - given that even with our much broader and grander view of the universe, many still hold a singular view of our existence - that it would be just as bad with us.
     
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