Have you noticed, as I have, the increasing number of documentaries on television that focus on the “end of the world” as offered by various ancient doomsday prophesies? Perhaps we can understand and forgive the scholars of those days because they were not privy to today’s advanced knowledge and technology. It was as natural for them to search for the nature of the observable universe as it is for our scholars of today. But their conclusions should be qualified because they were based on incomplete data.
Today, scholars are armed with the so much proven data, it’s inconceivable to me how they can completely ignore or overlook the basic natural laws and principles of nature and believe that they include some means by which they can destroy themselves. Not only is it scientifically impossible, it is irrational.
Voltaire said that “it is dangerous to be right in matters on which the accepted authorities are wrong.” If that be the case, all our physics books are obsolete. The basic laws and principles that control and govern the universe are completely impersonal and are no more subject to debate than the fact that “4” belongs at the end of “2 + 2.” Natural laws work simply because they exist. They do so without any help from you or me. They are scientific in that they are “the operation of laws and facts subject to proof…not speculation, conjecture or any assumption without proof.” (Webster)
The intelligence of today has replaced the relative ignorance of days gone by. I’ve lived through lots of “predictions of doom.” I’m still around so they had to be “speculation and conjecture.” The current projection for “the end of times” is in the year 2012. Apparently, most modern day “scientists” cannot accept the fact that there is no matter universe to be destroyed! I can accept the caveat that phrases our annihilation as, “the end of the world as we know it.”
If we really think about it, the only thing that can be destroyed is ignorance. My “world” of last week has been “destroyed” because what I didn’t know then, I do know now.
On Jan. 1, 2013, we will celebrate another New Year. Trust me!