21 May '11, 12pm

It's the end of the world as we know it

The end of the world meme is quite ancient and has the benefit of coinciding with human experience, since many nations kingdoms and empires have promised to last forever and yet have all collapsed and returned to the dust. All this religious talk of the end of the world (which happened to peak in the years leading up to the new millennium) isn’t necessarily nonsense (though inspired by nonsense, misinterpretations of the Bible, and the garbage in – garbage out intellect of the gullible). I don’t imagine that the news story merited front page space on the New York Times, but it really isn’t much worse than the normal content of that newspaper. I’ve spent the last several decades telling people that this world is going to end and then explaining to them that the tragedy of the world ending is that it doesn’t actually end. There is no Divine rescue plan, no Jesus waiting up i...

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