November 10

Extreme Biology

Saturday’s Big Idea

Today's Big Idea: Apocalypse Now

21st century pessimism has many faces. There is the knowledge that we are in the process of destroying the planet, and that we may have already passed the point of no return. There is the growing sense that things will not be better for the next generation, that children will never be able to live up to the accomplishments of their parents in this age of diminished expectations.

While the notion that the apocalypse is just upon us can be found throughout history (and the doomsayers are always proved wrong), this idea happens to sit quite comfortably among our set of contemporary anxieties and disorders. 

The world is changing so fast and we can't make sense of it. Ergo, the world must be coming to an end. 

  1. 1 The Apocalypse May Already Be Her...
  2. 2 187 - A Map of the Apocalypse
  3. 3 Metaphysical Hangover Cure: 2012 ...
  4. 4 The Venoms of Armageddon Evangeli...
   
  1. The Apocalypse May Already Be Here, or. . . “Something Is Rotten in the State of Denmark”

    The Apocalypse May Already Be Here, or. . . “Something Is Rotten in the State of Denmark”

    While I consider myself to be a rational person and believe there is validity in most of these claims (except the first), I actually think the coming apocalypse may have already arrived . . .

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  2. 187 - A Map of the Apocalypse

    187 - A Map of the Apocalypse

    Scientists predict the Earth will end 5 billion years from now, when the Sun becomes a red giant. Certain religious people are more alarmist, claiming the Apocalypse is just around the corner.

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  3. Metaphysical Hangover Cure: 2012 Doomsday Scenarios!

    Metaphysical Hangover Cure: 2012 Doomsday Scenarios!

    If you are in the throes of a metaphysical hangover, we offer you the cure: a whimper over the Mayan prophecy of apocalypse in the year 2012, followed by a shattering meditation upon the various ways the world might end.  

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  4. The Venoms of Armageddon Evangelism and Their Antidotes

    The Venoms of Armageddon Evangelism and Their Antidotes

    Looking forward to the end of the world requires a divorce not only from reality, but from the awe that our infinitesimal place within it inspires.  

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