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.