Is the end near for Homo sapiens?Courtesy mars_discovery_districtWell, there certainly seems to be a lot of doom and gloom in the news these days: climate change, killer asteroids, End of the World prophesies, rogue states building nuclear weapons. It's enough to make a grown man burst into tears. There have been some bright spots in the future, though. The End of the World predicted by the Mayan calendar for next December seems to have already passed without a problem. Since the Mayans forgot to include Leap Year in their forecast, the deadline actually came and went about 7 months ago without much ado.
But what about all the other looming events? Those could still happen, couldn't they? I mean what's the point of getting out of bed if you're just going to get wiped out by the super volcano that's smoldering under Yellowstone National Park? I suppose that could actually happen. But, you know, even if it does, according to this video at New Scientist, it probably wouldn't mean all of humankind would go extinct. Just a lot of us. I'm sure you feel better now.
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Molly P says:

Fascinating and hilarious. What will all the doomsday prophets do?

posted on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 4:43pm

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