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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:27 PM
What, is it a numbers thing? Any interesting calendar number portends the end of the world, like it's planet earth's expiration date? And why, after centuries of end-of-the-world prophecies being unfulfilled, would anyone buy into yet another? I don't get it; I'm going to have to research the psychology of it, because right now all I can do is shake my head in disbelief.
"Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal..." - H.P. Lovecraft, "The Tomb", Published 1922
Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:30 PM
Certainly the world will end when the sun expands to a red giant star, engulfing the planet, about 5 billion years or so from now. Give or take a few million years. If by chance, as the sun will have lost a good portion of its mass, the Earth's orbit is pushed out, it is likely have its oceans and most of the atmosphere boiled off. The world will still be there then, but will be quite different.
A lot of things will happen between now and then, including perhaps the extinction of Homo sapiens sapiens.
Edited by Insanity, 01 January 2013 - 03:30 PM.
We see things only as we are constructed to see them, and can gain no idea of their absolute nature.
With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos. - H.P. Lovecraft, "From Beyond" Published 1934
Oh, this is just getting silly now, people making up things based on dates from a completely arbritary calendar that those who devised it couldn't even calculate correctly in the first place.
Anyway, there's no such date as 11/22, it's 22/11.
Life is a hideous business, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.