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Titanic sinking not only human folly

2012-04-11 22:06

Washibgton - After a century that included two high-profile government investigations and many books and movies, Americans still are debating what really caused the "unsinkable" Titanic to hit an iceberg and sink on that crystal-clear chilly night.

Now come two new theories that suggest freak atmospheric conditions could have caused a mirage or an even rarer astronomical event that sent icebergs into shipping lanes.

Disaster experts and Titanic historians say the effort to find natural causes may also be a quest for an excuse - anything to avoid blaming human folly and hubris for the disaster that claimed 1 500 lives.

The doomed cruise ship went down 100 years ago this week.

Comments
  • JasonMichelleVanderbijlpark - 2012-04-11 22:48

    You spelt Washington wrong...

      Russell - 2012-04-12 07:03

      so what!!

      wcslater - 2012-04-12 08:08

      What?? Have you never heard of Washibgton?

      JasonMichelleVanderbijlpark - 2012-04-12 08:45

      Russel, I was merely pointing out an error... News reporters SHOULD know how to spell, and if not, they SHOULD know how to use spellcheck... It is very unprofessional for a reporter to make spelling mistakes, especially WASHIBGTON.....

  • Morne - 2012-04-12 01:12

    Who are these silly people who only after a 100 years want to please explain?

  • zaatheist - 2012-04-12 04:09

    Yaaaaawn! Enough already. The bloody ship sunk because of human folly. There are far more important and valuable things we should be investigating and discovering.

  • Mike - 2012-04-12 14:29

    the whole article is written badly

  • Johnnie - 2012-04-15 17:24

    Just blame it on apartheid!

  • Linda - 2012-04-15 20:32

    just a thought..Did someone not say "Even God can't sink this ship"? Galations 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. God made the earth so He has control over it, isn't it odd that a 'freak' iceberg caused the Titanic to sink?

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