Science Superstitions

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Science and Space Superstitions – Questions and Answers

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After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say “I want to see the manager.”

~ William S. Burroughs


“The greatest American superstition is a belief in facts”

~ Hermann Keyserling


And what we know, or think we know, about the universe of space and time is changing very quickly.

~ Fred Saberhagen


Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary.

~ Albert Einstein


There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.

~ Percy Williams Bridgman


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Here are some questions about eclipses from Yahoo Answers. See if any of them are questions you might have asked.

Questions about Eclipses

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Charles asks…

what can we do to eradicate superstitions related to eclipse?

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Suzi Q answers:

We can just create awareness by explaining the correct reason behind it and nothing else. Anyway it depends on people whether they believe us or not… So we need to have the right convincing and explaining power.

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Mary asks…

What are your thoughts on the July 22nd Eclipse?

Do you believe in all the superstitions?

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Suzi Q answers:

It is Hindu superstition…I am pregnant and I plan to continue my trip to Chicago no matter what.

BUT it is my brothers birthday! He gets an eclipse! I’m jelous.

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Joseph asks…

what are the various superstitions associated with eclipse ?

are they true? What can you do to eradicate such superstition?

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Suzi Q answers:

Asking are they true, why do you want to eradicate them without investigation; once a planetarium studied one effect of eclipse on open-kept food items for consumption on scientific principles, but did not publish results.

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Mandy asks…

Are there any bad effects of an eclipse on a pregnant woman? Is this true?

Does a pregnant woman refrain from doing any household activity or tasks involving using knives/scissors for cutting or any other physical activity which may endanger the unborn child? Is this just a superstition or is it a fact for real?

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Suzi Q answers:

An eclipse is a powerful alignment of forces, which
affects life on Earth. In India, the tradition is that
pregnant women should not look at the eclipse of
the Moon, or they risk miscarrying – I know personally
of a case where someone miscarried just after looking
at a lunar eclipse (although it’s possible this was a

To be born during an eclipse bodes ill for the parents,
specially father if it’s a solar eclipe or mother if it’s a
lunar eclipse.

Not too long ago, man was more in harmony with
the cycles of nature, but the modern scientific method
has squashed all the magic and wonder of the cosmos
and how everything is interconnected. As without, so

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Sharon asks…

What does it mean when 3 eclipses happen?

I have heard all this superstition, or maybe truth? Tell me the stories about what happens when 3 eclipses happen. And did they happen in the Bible? Tell me all. lol thanks!

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Suzi Q answers:

In the 30 day period from July 7 to August 7th, there are 3 eclipses: 2 lunar and one total solar eclipse. See source for more information.

As for Biblical relevance, I am not sure whether such an occurrence is referenced, but it surely happened during that period!

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