“There is some kind of primordial connection that we have to eclipses that is very hard to account for.”
A perfect solar eclipse like the one on Monday was the inspiration for The Privileged Planet, an important and unusual book in the canon of intelligent design works.
It’s more or less a mass public display of cosmic evidence for intelligent design.
The best time and place to view total solar eclipses in our Solar System is just when and where there are observers to see them. Let that sink in.
When the sky goes dark at mid-day, people notice.
The basic idea is that meeting the requirements for the habitability of the Earth for observers makes it more likely that solar eclipses are possible.
C’mon. This is the first time in almost a century that a total eclipse will traverse the fruited plains from coast to coast.
The first pictures of an eclipse from the surface of another planet were taken by NASA’s Opportunity rover on the surface of Mars in March 2004.
As a rule, family road trips aren’t exactly a walk in the park, and you’ve got a feeling this will be no ordinary road trip.
As I noted yesterday, Joseph Carter wrote a fatuous essay in which he denies purpose in the universe and does an amusing dance around the implications that follow.