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You think this is the first time people have predicted the end of days? Well, I'll save the suspense, the answer is NO. Every generation has it's own little prediction about its end of days because people are egocentric. Notice that most end of days predictions are within the predictors lifetime. No one is predicting that the end of the world is going to be 3,023.
They don't. The only reason the global warming epidemic is selling is because we can fix it, and it could happen within the next 50 years.
People don't care what is going to happen to grandchildren's grandchildren. They don't. The only reason the global warming epidemic is selling is because we can fix it, and it could happen within the next 50 years. So of course, the next big prediction will certainly be within 50 years - otherwise, they'll be no books to sell.
There wont be any books to sell because humanity will be looking for the books it lost..
PS Global warming is a hallmark holiday scare tactic. No such thing other than the fact that the earth warms on it's own.
[edit on 8-1-2009 by 12.21.12]