Aarontology: This is what happens when a significant portion of the population disdains knowledge in favor of mouth drooling ignorance.
Cythraul: It's caused by magnets.
Pocket Ninja: You know, it's not that I don't believe that there a lot dumb people reading CNN, because there are, but if the confusion is based around not being entirely sure of the distinction between a "lunar" and a "solar" eclipse, I'm inclined to forgive that as somewhat legitimate confusion.If the confusion stems from the word "eclipse," though, and encompasses a mindset built around the vague notion that some great demon goat is eating the sun, well, that's a different story.
ArkAngel: [img.metro.co.uk image 636x336]Mr. Burns
PsyLord: It's caused by your GOD demanding a virgin sacrifice, preferably on an altar. Throwing her into a volcano is also acceptable.
quantum_csc: Cut them some slack, at least they are trying to educate. I wish there was more basic science knowledge conveyed to people on a daily basis.
Brockman: All Springfielders should now move off the streets and inside their homes. Please avoid the superstitious panic that marked the recent lunar eclipse. [a picture of Homer rioting, standing on Abraham Simpson is shown] Homer: Heheh. Sorry dad. I was afraid the dragon wouldn't cough the moon back up. Grampa: You idgit! The dragon always coughs the moon back up!
signaljammer: Samuel Clemens was born during a visit from Haley's comet and died during the next. In 1959, when I was born, Venus occulted Regulus. Wonder if I will be around for the next time, 2044.
The Repeated Meme: quantum_csc: Cut them some slack, at least they are trying to educate. I wish there was more basic science knowledge conveyed to people on a daily basis.THIS/you can't feed a baby steak
Random Anonymous Blackmail: Maybe, just maybe CNN panders to the lowest common denominator. I am waiting for the article "Everybody Poops"
MythDragon: What an Umbra might look like.
Valiente: Dude, the election's over. Give it a rest.
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