So, I'm chilling at home last night watching TV and this special on ABC catches my eye. They're talking about all kind of cosmological and astronomical events. That stuff really fascinates me, quantum theory, how the universe works and all that. So I start watching. Then I realize its about how the world is going to end. Everything from a massive Gamma radiation burst to black holes passing by... and on to Artifical Intelligence taking over and super volcanos under yellowstone.
All I was really struck by was that... the more we learn about the universe around us, the more likely it is the human race is going to end in a massive extinction event, which is always overdue or due to happen at any time. From another Ice Age (that we're over due for) or the massive eruption of the yellowstone super volcano (which we're also over due for) to the sun flaring up and everyone on earth gets a really good tan (luckily we got a while on that one).
If you watch Discovery channel and National Geographic channel, you'd think the world is going to end tomorrow. I'm almost surprised there's not panic in the streets (or maybe that explains the drivers here in ATL). But can we get some new scientific knowledge that perhaps is good news... like we found a weed in the Amazon instantly burns off excess body fat, increases sexual stamina, mellos everyone out where they can enjoy life, is non addictive, and only requires one pill. So science people, get on this.
Again, if the world is going to up and be sucked away tomorrow by a "andering black hole", I think we should have a massive party tonight!
And just think how improbably with all these things in the universe thats trying to kill us off, that we have lived this long. Kinda makes you think there might be something else going on out there don't it.
Just remember, everything out there is temporary. Life is short, lets play hard before we run out!