When television news announces that the first three months of this year have been the warmest on record here in the Kentucky, a person should remember that according to the word of Mayan thinkers the world comes to an end on December twenty first 2012.
Absolutely I take Martin Reese and other equally well adjusted thinkers seriously, when they suggest that our species has a fifty-fifty chance of making it as we are now to the end of the twenty first century. And absolutely, it's not just about selling books and pictures that move.
Isaac Newton, for whom Physics was more of a hobby, used most of his brain to think about future events and the nature of time. He reckoned the world would end in the year 2060. Sadly this more endearing side of Isaac Newton, remained less relevant, until the nineteen thirties when economic misfortune persuaded what remained of Isaac Newton's family to auction off whatever other bits and pieces from his mind they could still find.
Then there is the Prophet Hen of Leeds. The unfortunate creature would lay an egg every time someone said "Jesus is coming." Which quite obviously meant an imminent end to the Human experiment.