How the World Didn’t End (Pt. 5)


This is the fifth and final part of a series (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. Well, the day has come and gone, and we are still here. This isn’t the first time someone has Incorrectly Predicted the Apocalypse to the end!

Wow…I don’t believe it. December 21st, 2012, the day that was supposed to herald the end, has come and gone – and we are still here. My shock is palpable! Not really folks…after all, the first four parts in this series basically explained how everything except the end of the world could happen today. Even the Mayans didn’t explicitly say it would be the end! So, in an attempt to offer the doomsday preppers out there a bit of consolation, I thought I would share a few other past doomsday predictions that never came true. But first, enjoy this very appropriate song –

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How the World Will End (Pt. 4)


This is part four of a series (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Three, I describe some of the ways our world could end due to Catastrophies Caused by Humans. Cheers to the end!

Here we are, my friends. If all goes according to the Mayas’ plan, the world will end tomorrow. In Part One of this series, I talked about why the Maya think that the world will end in less than 36 hours. In Part Two, I described several deadly (and highly unlikely) natural disasters from space that could end our time on Earth. In Part Three, I described several devastating Earth-borne disasters that could end our civilization. Now, I will talk about one of the most ironic ways in which the our could end: because of us. Why is this serious? Because unlike gamma-ray bursts, giant volcanoes, and massive hurricanes, we have the power the end the world tomorrow…if we wanted to.

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How the World Will End (Pt. 3)


Isn’t the Apocalypse pretty?

This is part three of a series (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Three, I describe some of the ways our world could end due to Natural Disasters Caused by the Earth. Cheers to the end!

Two days left people. In less than 72 hours, our world will come to an end. Probably not actually (unless you’re a Jets fan and Tebow requests a trade) but I couldn’t resist a little drama! In Part One of this series, I talked about why the Maya think that the world will end on Friday. In Part Two, I described several deadly (and highly unlikely) natural disasters from space that could end our time on Earth. Now, I will talk about a few natural disasters originating from Earth that would end human civilization; however, unlike some of the rare cosmic disasters described before, we know that some of these have definitely occurred before…and we expect them to occur again very soon.

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How the World Will End (Pt. 2)


This is part two of a series (Part 1) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Two, I describe a few of the most likely ways in which the world as we know it could end due to Natural Disasters from Space. Cheers to the end of the world!

We’ve all seen the movies: asteroids and comets, earthquakes and volcanoes, solar flares and gamma-ray bursts…all natural ways in which our world can come to an end. And while the most popular films are also the least scientifically accurate, the events that they portray are rooted in fact. Follow the break to read about a few of the most common apocalyptic natural disasters, as well as a few you probably have never heard of.

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How the World Will End (Pt. 1)


This is part one of a series (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part One, I recount the history and science surrounding the Impending End of the Mayan Calender that has led to the popular 2012 phenomena. Cheers to the end!

It’s almost here, folks! In just five short days, the world will end – at least according to ancient Mayan predictions. The fact has been known for a long time, but as December 21st, 2012 draws closer, interest and speculation has only grown about how our world might end. Case-in-point: the movie 2012, which was completely inaccurate scientifically but still turned many people into doomsday preppers. But who were the Mayans, what were there predictions, and how reliably to they point to a 2012 apocalypse?’

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