Ah bollocks. It’s the end of the world again…
Ah bollocks. It?s the end of the world again. And us here down at Blather Paranormal Investigations were just getting into the swing of things. Sure, only last week we got the time machine working and sent Jasper the cat hurtling off into the ether. We?ve had three reports back from him so far. The work is only beginning. The Ghost hunting venture has been coming along nicely too ? young Daev had the holding facility almost built for the spooks.
Anyway, some miserable doom-monger in the states has predicted that it?s 50/50 for us humans. And we don?t disagree. Frankly, how a self-annihilating parasitic piece of filth like the human race has lasted this long is an utter mystery to us here at Blather HQ.
But wait! Don’t buy that bomb shelter you saw on 24 just yet! This cheerful chappie predicts that by the year 2020, 1 million of us will have been snuffed out by a bio-terrorist incident which makes 9/11 look like a slightly grazed knee. Furthermore, this will mark the beginning of the end. And so on.
Despite the rather dramatic predictions, his thinking makes for compelling reading…
Actually, I think the Doomsayer was in the UK: Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal. Unless there are two of them!
My only criticism of his estimate would be that he seems optimistic on the low end of his range. I would make it 0-8,000,000 years rather than 250,000 to 8,000,000, which is the figures which I seem to remember in connection with the latest Doom announced.
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