True Science for a Real World

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I survived...

It turns out that according to this guy, the world is coming to an end today. Still, he doesn't specifies at what time, and if he does, is it GMT-6??

While this is an unlikely event, the things that are certain to happen are that some smart guys will take advantage of this and will profit upon the less incredulous. For instance, there is a group of atheists who hit the jackpot by selling insurance for pets of the Christian kind. It turns out that someone has to take care of your pets once God has taken your soul next to him. Well, this can be done... for $135 USD, that is!

Take a look here!

In the mean time, I better get these shirts ready. Perhaps I can still board the profit-on-the-believers boat.

I survived the End of the World!


  1. At least 500 different prophesies that have failed from the times that the first of this famous prophesies was done.
    Jesus is recorded as saying (Matthew 16:28:) "...there shall be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

    Paul of Tarsus wrote Jesus would return and usher in a rapture during the lifetime of persons who were living in the middle of the 1st century. Then Saint Clement and the Prophets and Prophetesses of the Montanist movement.
    Hilary of Poitiers and Saint Martin of Tours were convinced that the end would happen before 400

    1000-JAN-1: Many Christians in Europe had predicted the end of the world on this date. Meanwhile, some Christians had given their possessions to the Church in anticipation of the end. The body of Charlemagne was disinterred on Pentecost. A legend had arisen that an emperor would rise from his sleep to fight the Antichrist.
    In 1179: John of Toledo predicted the end of the world during 1186. This estimate was based on the alignment of many planets. The same happened during year 2000 when 6 planets and the Sun aligned against the Earth. This phenomenon had not happened since the sinking of the Sphinx
    Many more (Joachim of Fiore, the Pope Innocent III, Melchior Hoffman, Charles Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism, Margaret McDonald, Joseph Smith founder of the Mormons, William Miller, founder of the Millerite movement, Ellen White, founder of the Seven Day Adventists movement) predicted the end of the world. All failed.

    But, by far, the best END OF THE WORLD happened in 1963 when Skeeter Davis won all the popularity prizes with that beautiful song also interpreted by The Carpenters and, now a days by the prodigious voice of the British singer Susan Boyle

  2. I like REM's "It's the end of the world as we know it" better... Here, take a look: