June 25, 2003

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

and I feel fine.

Well, it's not really the end of the world, but you might enjoy this article about how prevalent Doomsday prophesies are nowadays. Somehow, I think the Jetsons version of the future might have been lost in the shuffle:

We're All Gonna Die! But it won't be from germ warfare, runaway nanobots, or shifting magnetic poles. A skeptical guide to Doomsday.

Posted by Jason at June 25, 2003 11:03 AM | TrackBack

thanks, j. i needed that.

i remember leaving an astronomy class as an undergrad, having just heard about how likely one of those asteroid vs. humanity events actually is, and feeling, well, small.

"Fringe thinking? Hardly. Sober PhDs are behind these thoughts."

what's a sober phd?

Posted by: dave at June 25, 2003 2:43 PM | Permalink to Comment

I thought "sober PhDs" were fringe thinkers! Back when I was attending a fundamentalist college (long story), I had several of my fellow students convinced that doomsday was imminent (as in that night). Guess we all want to be there for the end of the world.

Posted by: chuck at June 25, 2003 3:00 PM | Permalink to Comment

Isn't "sober PhD" an oxymoron?

Posted by: George at June 25, 2003 3:59 PM | Permalink to Comment

I was disappointed to hear that little nanotech bots wouldn't be able to fly fast enough to catch up with a snail.

Damn physics and its laws!

Posted by: Jason at June 25, 2003 5:42 PM | Permalink to Comment
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