Leading Article: Darkness at noon

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The Independent Culture
IT MAY be safer to live in a world without risk. It may well be better to watch next month's eclipse on television rather than look at the real thing. But to imply, as the Government's medical adviser does, that it would be better to miss the experience of a lifetime is just plain joykilling.

Of course you should not gaze upon the raw sun without protection. But miss those two minutes of darkness for the TV? Go on, take a glimpse, but keep it brief.