The ancient Chinese believed eclipses of the Sun were the result of
a dragon attempting to eat it. To prevent this from happening everyone
went out into the street and banged pots and pans to scare the dragon
away. It worked every time!
We allow ourselves a rye smile at the naivety of our ancestors.
But if you lived in those times and didn’t believe this explanation
would you be prepared to take the risk of not acting and condemning
the world to live in permanent darkness? What are the modern day equivalents?