Thursday, April 9, 2009

Doom Porn!



Are we living in the end times? Is global warming about to kill us? Is hyperinflation just around the corner? Are the doom and gloom blogs correct?

I have to admit that I have always secretly enjoyed reading disaster scenarios and predictions. It is morbidly exciting to think a Mad Max world is just around the corner. We tend to enjoy apocalyptic visions. But do such doom and gloom scenarios reflect reality?

In my 45 years, I have noticed that pretty much all these wild doomsday scenarios fail to materialize. The sky really doesn’t fall and we go on with our usual petty concerns. I suppose it is more exciting, and comforting, to imagine that not only we are nearing death as individuals, but the entire world will soon end. However, I suspect the world will continue just fine after we are all gone.

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