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  1. #1 Ancient Attraction To The Sky 
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    I have often wondered if modern day humans have a genetic disposition to observe the night sky. Personally, I cannot go out of doors at night without gazing upwards to look at the stars, if only briefly. It seems to satisfy some inner command.

    Have any others experienced this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Arthur
    I have often wondered if modern day humans have a genetic disposition to observe the night sky. Personally, I cannot go out of doors at night without gazing upwards to look at the stars, if only briefly. It seems to satisfy some inner command.

    Have any others experienced this?
    I don't think this genetic disposition is specifically to watch the sky... i think we have disposition to be curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuete
    I don't think this genetic disposition is specifically to watch the sky... i think we have disposition to be curious.
    I agree. We have a natural inclination to attempt to understand space and time. The sky is where we learn about all advanced notions of time.
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    :? hmm, i guess it's easier... We're indeed curious, but just because it has a certain randomness that makes us think it's beautifull
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Hmmm... probably not genetics but more the fact that there is so much polution you can't see the sky.
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    I don't think it's a specific genetic dispostion that causes us to look up at the night sky, well at least not directly. I don't know why exactly it can be so aesthetically pleasing to do so. Maybe it's like others said earlier that it has to do with the fact that humans a naturally curious. I also think that all that open sky has a positive pshycological affect on people. That openess makes us feel that there's a lot out there, no end. Well I know that makes me feel better.
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