Monday, December 5, 2011

Brace yourselves

What does the end of the world even mean? There really aren't many predictions - at least imminent ones - that our entire Big Blue Marble will be atomized. Most predictions are for the end of some aspect of the world or other. And sometimes that means the end of our dominance as a species. Which I'm not sure would be a bad thing, although I'm really just musing here.

In any case it's kind of amusing that we still need to be assured that the Ancient Mayans aren't making spoooooky noises in their tombs about our imminent demise. If their work on the calendar was going to be taken as apocalyptic science fiction, it's too bad they weren't able to profit from it.


susan said...

Although I have no idea what, if anything, will happen in the winter of 2012 I quite like the predictions about the possibility of humanity waking up spiritually. It's certainly a much more hopeful idea than the end of the physical world nonsense that's really nothing more than a reason for people not to do anything.

Ben said...

On some level I think we're just going to keep muddling through until we don't. Which doesn't mean circumstances won't change, because they already are. But I think as a species we're already enlightened to some degree, and saved to some degree, and damned to some degree. In other words, whatever happens, it will continue to be complicated.