Tuesday, September 9, 2008

BBC News Wonders Why People Are Fascinated With The End Of The World; BBC Stupid

The question is, why didn't the BBC seek a comment from one of the EIGN writers.

"A huge particle accelerator experiment is about to start and a tiny group of people believe it could spell the end of the world. But why are we so obsessed with the possibility of apocalypse?" (bbc)

Yes, BBC, why are people fascinated by the apocalypse? Perhaps because we're all terrified of dying. Perhaps because we want to know what comes next. Perhaps because we're so tired of life on this rock that we NEED what comes next. Why do we flock to movies about asteroids destroying the earth? Or global warming. Or tornadoes, or nuclear weapons, I could go on and on. What a stupid question. Of course everyone is fascinated by the end of the world. We always have been, we always will be.

So you say yourself, "The world will end. That much is a certainty. But it may not be soon. And in all probability it will not come to a shuddering, fiery, boiling, cataclysmic end on Wednesday this week." And you're right, it probably won't, but if it does at least we'll spend that final nano-second of thought knowing we were right and you were wrong. And if we were wrong, well whatever, nobody reads this anyway.

Sleep well tonight everyone.

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