The end of the world, take two…

Interesting… I wonder if I can ‘reblog’ my own blog? It’s looking like I can, and since today is a day to drink up (as the world’s about to end) I don’t see a lot of point in spending the last few hours composing a different take — just in case 😉

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The end of the world is coming…
… it’s just late (like everything else).

So, here we go with another year that is destined to be filled with doomsday prediction lunacy. The last time this happened (in our society) was 1999; a (perfectly normal) end-of-millennium panic reinforced by Y2K — and I note that our self-proclaimed superior culture hasn’t even learned the lesson from that; many people I know haven’t stopped noting years in two digits (rather than the four they would be using if we, collectively, had learned that particular lesson).

The comment thread on Enviromint’s recent take on the prelude to the end of the world led me (thanks, Martin) to Wikipedia’s article on the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar (AKA ‘the Mayan Calendar’), where, scudding by all the esoterics, I came upon this telling passage (my bold):

Despite the publicity generated by the 2012 date, Susan…

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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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4 Responses to The end of the world, take two…

  1. Haha. I’m with you. I can’t get on board with all the hysteria. There’s enough real stuff to worry about.

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  2. Martin Lack says:

    I liked this post the first time around…. However, today, I think the BBC News has been very balanced: It included contributions from actual descendants of Mayan people in Mexico; admitting that the whole thing was ridiculous; their calendar is cyclical; and the World is not going to end. That’s “case closed” as far as I am concerned; and yet the stupidity has continued…

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