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Actually he is right. They have been doing this for a really long time. Its hard to believe because the truth is always hard to take in. Not sure when the end will come. I believe when Mother earth is through with us, she will spit us off and learn to grow trees from disposible diapers. New life will go on. As for the bible, and yes, I have read it. Yeah, they knew it all. Vote 1 — Mother Nature The world Earth as we know it will end only when the Sun inevitably grows and heats up this puny planet to a point making it incapable of sustaining any form of organic life.
But anyway at the rate we are abusing this world we will bring about our own Judgement Day much sooner, maybe not in our lifetime but soon enough. You know I mean I really do just sit back and think wow look how evil our world is and how we all go to work and try to make a living off of just pieces of paper money. But it is just the world we live in! I was actually reading an article about FEMA stating that they have a massive stock of food and water and even growing crops underground and I just think to myself: And that breaks my heart to know that our country is that cruel and so addicted to money!
Doomsday is (not) coming: The dangers of worrying about the apocalypse - The Globe and Mail
There is no way that any man on Earth can determine when the end of the world is going to come about. The mayans created a calendar that outlasted them. Its supposedly gonna end on Dec. It clearly states in the bible that no one knows or will know when judgement day comes and also for u none bealivers, thers is clearly proof and scientific studie that disprove all these predictions on how and when the world will end. Dnt get me wrong, something major and significant will happen soon or around the end of , but it will be a new step for man in a new era.. I love this Green-Blue planet so much. I mean, really, one could continue on forever making the calendar.
Or they were just tired of making it. Doomsday tomorrow, the world ends on Oct 21st, and the world ends again Des 22nd The world as we know it might end with Aphopis in , though. Or when Yellowstone blow. In , the eminent astrophysicist Martin Rees published a book entitled Our Final Hour in which he warned that "humankind is potentially the maker of its own demise" and laid out some dozen ways in which we have "endangered the future of the entire universe. How should we think about the existential threats that lurk behind the vast incremental progress the world has enjoyed in longevity, health, wealth and education?
No one can prophesy that a cataclysm will never happen. But, as with our own mortality, there are wise and foolish ways of dealing with the threats to our existence. Some threats turn out to be figments of cultural and historical pessimism. A t first glance, one might think that the more thought we give to existential risks, the better. The stakes, quite literally, could not be higher.
What harm could there be in getting people to think about these terrible risks? But apocalyptic thinking has serious downsides. One is that false alarms to catastrophic risks can themselves be catastrophic. The nuclear arms race of the s, for example, was set off by fears of a mythical "missile gap" with the Soviet Union.
The invasion of Iraq was justified by the uncertain but catastrophic possibility that Saddam Hussein was developing nuclear weapons and planning to use them against the United States. Bush put it, "We cannot wait for the final proof — the smoking gun — that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.
A second hazard of enumerating doomsday scenarios is that humanity has a finite budget of resources, brainpower and anxiety. You can't worry about everything. Some of the threats facing us, such as climate change and nuclear war, are unmistakable, and will require immense effort and ingenuity to mitigate. Folding them into a list of exotic scenarios with minuscule or unknown probabilities can only dilute the sense of urgency.
Cognitive psychologists have shown that people are poor at assessing probabilities, especially small ones, and instead play out scenarios in their mind's eye. If two scenarios are equally imaginable, they may be considered equally probable, and people will worry about the genuine hazard no more than about the science-fiction plot line. And that leads to the greatest danger of all: Why forgo the convenience of fossil fuels or exhort governments to rethink their nuclear weapons policies?
Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die! Few writers on technological risk give much thought to the cumulative psychological effects of the drumbeat of doom. As Elin Kelsey, an environmental communicator, points out, "We have media ratings to protect children from sex or violence in movies, but we think nothing of inviting a scientist into a second-grade classroom and telling the kids the planet is ruined. A quarter of [Australian] children are so troubled about the state of the world that they honestly believe it will come to an end before they get older.
In The Progress Paradox , the journalist Gregg Easterbrook suggests that a major reason that Americans are not happier, despite their rising objective fortunes, is "collapse anxiety": O f course, people's emotions are irrelevant if the risks are real. But risk assessments fall apart when they deal with highly improbable events in complex systems. Since we cannot replay history thousands of times and count the outcomes, a statement that some event will occur with a probability of.
This includes mathematical analyses in which scientists plot the distribution of events in the past such as wars or cyberattacks and show they fall into a power-law distribution, one with "fat" or "thick" tails, in which extreme events are highly improbable but not astronomically improbable. The math is of little help in calibrating the risk, because the scattershot data along the tail of the distribution generally misbehave, deviating from a smooth curve and making estimation impossible.
That takes us back to subjective readouts, which tend to be inflated by the Availability and Negativity biases and by the market among social commentators for gravitas: Those who sow fear about a dreadful prophecy may be seen as serious and responsible, while those who are measured are seen as complacent and naive.
At least since the Hebrew prophets and the Book of Revelation, prophets have warned their contemporaries about an imminent doomsday. Forecasts of End Times are a staple of seers, psychics, mystics, televangelists, nut cults, founders of religions and men pacing the sidewalk with sandwich boards saying "Repent! As author and academic Eric Zencey has observed, "There is seduction in apocalyptic thinking. Scientists and technologists are by no means immune.
Remember the Y2K bug? In the s, as the turn of the millennium drew near, computer scientists began to warn the world of an impending catastrophe.
There are various things taken into consideration when the scientists from The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decide what Midnight and Global catastrophe really mean in a particular year. In , during the Cold War , the clock was started at seven minutes to midnight. The clock's setting is decided without a specified starting time. The clock is not set and reset in real time as events occur; rather than respond to each and every crisis as it happens, the Science and Security Board meets twice annually to discuss global events in a deliberative manner.
The closest nuclear war threat, the Cuban Missile Crisis in , reached crisis, climax, and resolution before the clock could be set to reflect that possible doomsday. The two tied-for-lowest points for the Doomsday Clock have been in , when the clock was set to two minutes until midnight after the U.
The Doomsday Clock has become a universally recognized metaphor. Anders Sandberg of the Future of Humanity Institute has stated that the "grab bag of threats" currently mixed together by the clock can induce paralysis. People may be more likely to succeed at smaller, incremental challenges; for example, taking steps to prevent the accidental detonation of nuclear weapons was a small but significant step in avoiding nuclear war.
Conservative media often clash against the Bulletin. Keith Payne writes in the National Review that the clock overestimates the effects of "developments in the areas of nuclear testing and formal arms control". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the symbol of global catastrophe.
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For the Smashing Pumpkins song, see Doomsday Clock song. For the comic series, see Doomsday Clock comics. For other uses, see Minutes to Midnight disambiguation. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.