Brazil is not just another country but, of course, a quite different culture.
“It’s quite plausible” is treated as equivalent to evidence, eliding the question of how exactly we come to “consciously believe” anything.
Seeing it on TV can more readily be dismissed as no big deal, a pretty coincidence.
Cosmologists sense the problem and strive to rescue their multiverse from the nagging demands for evidence.
“There is some kind of primordial connection that we have to eclipses that is very hard to account for.”