Monday April 9th 2012 Tim
television news announces that the first three months of this year have
been the warmest on record here in the Kentucky, a person should
remember that according to the word of Mayan thinkers the world comes to
an end on December twenty first 2012.
Absolutely I take Martin
Reese and other equally well adjusted thinkers seriously, when they
suggest that our species has a fifty-fifty chance of making it as we are
now to the end of the twenty first century. And absolutely, it's not
just about selling books and pictures that move.
Isaac Newton, for whom Physics was
more of a hobby, used most of his brain to think about future events and the
nature of time. He reckoned the world would end in the year 2060. Sadly this
more endearing side of Isaac Newton, remained less relevant, until the
nineteen thirties when economic misfortune persuaded what remained of Isaac
Newton's family to auction off whatever other bits and pieces from his mind
they could still find.
Then there is the Prophet Hen of Leeds.
The unfortunate creature would lay an egg every time someone said "Jesus is
coming." Which quite obviously meant an imminent end to the Human