Watching Comets on THC

  1. Ivan Seeking

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    A thread for strange connections or coincidences.

    I was watching Comets on THC, and it came to my attention that the Heaven's Gate cult - all of whom committed suicide - believed that the earth was going to be recycled by the mother ship.

    Is is just me or does this smack of "intergalactic highway"?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. I don't think you should be doing astronomical observations on drugs.
     
  4. Ivan Seeking

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  5. Ivan Seeking

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    Alright now Zooby you should be great at this. Did you ever watch the show, Connections?
     
  6. I never did, no. I think that was on during this one ten year stretch when I didn't watch television at all.
     
  7. Ivan Seeking

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    It was pretty interesting. In each show, James Burke traces the connections between seemingly unrelated innovations and scientific knowledge. For example,

    http://www.roycecarlton.com/speakers/burke.html

    Edit: For those who don't know, the "intergalactic highway" reference comes from the book "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". The reference to recycling the earth - the basis for a mass suicided - made me wonder as it almost sounds like something from the book.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2006
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