posted on Aug, 26 2003 @ 09:20 PM
I found this on the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal website, quite a "summer-upper" on paranoia and
Belgian amateur astronomer Jean Meeus-writing about the May 5, 2000 doomsday claims in the Spring 1988 issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine-might
just have got the scoop on doomsday prophets and journalists alike. Meeus writes, "And now let me make a prediction. When the year 2000 passes
without having brought a catastrophe, doomsayers will provide us still another date for the end of the world.
Let me propose August 27, 2003, when
Mars will come closer to Earth than at any time in the past several thousand years
. Or doomsday could take place on May 28-29, 2048, when Venus and
Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky, will be in superior conjunction with the Sun
or on any date you like."
Perhaps the surest bet in the house is that rumors of your impending doom are greatly exaggerated.