If the Stars Only Came Out One Night in 1,000 Years

If the Stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.


This Emerson quote begs the question: What if we lived on a planet like Venus, where perpetual cloud coverage obscures the skies?

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 Nature: Student Bargain Edition
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    12 JUN 2011

     If Seeing the Stars was a Rarity

    If the Stars Only Came Out One Night in 1,000 Years > Similarity > If We Only Saw the Stars One Night Every 100 Years
    Emerson and Carson both imagine a world where the stars are not something perpetually overhead, where humanity would not take them so easily for granted.
    20 MAR 2013

     On Rarely Seeing the Stars

    If the Stars Only Came Out One Night in 1,000 Years > Emphasis > Hypothesizing on a World Without Stars
    Isaac Asimov expands in a short story on an Emerson quote about seeing the stars only once in a great while.


    01 JAN 2010

     The Wonder is All Around You

    Memes from scientists about the beauty and wonder all around us.