We all remember the Doomsayers of the Past. There have been the Jim Jones, the various Prophets of Doom putting even a day or hour on the final moments of humanity.
But, with 9/11 behind us, the Sub-Prime Crisis, the Presidency of the first (mostly) black President closing, and the notion of the first female President, becoming more likely, and soon.
With all the times "it" could have been, now in the quiet before the storm -- it seems a bit eerie.
Actually with the Stock Market hitting astronomical highs not once, but multiple times this year, along with individual stocks, one has to take pause.
Ramping up the paranoia with Halloween coming quickly upon us, it seems quite apropos to contemplate some sort of malevolence.
Actually, most economists feel the stock market is overvalued, some by 80%.
It could all end, in moments with a large comet or meteor, there are millions of them out there in our solar system.
Ah, yes, nuclear war. That is the most likely scenario. But the Cold War is over, isn't it? It might not be us, starting it. Could be Israel, Pakistan, China, Russia, India, Iran, North Korea.
It could be some rogue with a suitcase nuke, or a nuclear artillery shell.
One nuke, and kiss the stock market, goodbye.
One nuke, probably means, two, then three, and the fun begins.
My favorite scientist, Michio Kaku, explains that ET may have existed. In fact, ET should exist, period. The building blocks of life are pre-loaded into most every Comet. In fact, Comet(s) stink, much like sewers.
So, if comets are loaded with icky organics, then, if the conditions are right, life should be quite common among the billions of worlds out there.
So, where is ET. Just recently, in fact, every day more exo-planet are being cataloged.
Lower life, would be hard to communicate with, though, life does affect atmospheres, and that could be detected at a long distance.
What about life, that is self-aware, like on Earth? Scientists ponder that every day.
Getting back to Michio Kaku, please watch the video on Civilization Types:
Stunningly, just as civilizations trancend from Type 0, to Type 1, that is the most dangerous time, and likely why scientists have never detected alien civilization at our level, or more advanced.
So, are we in the final days, the cosmological doomsday point.
Have we become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds as indicated by Oppenheimer: