End Of The World? {A Brief Scientific Outlook} #endoftheworld

The end of the world ~

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Since the dawn of man, people have been trying to predict the end of the world. Some people believe it will end religiously and other have a different look….science. Now, you (as well as I) know that many people predicted the end of the world, and failed…miserably. {Thank goodness} See, when many people are told and taught things since they are little, they solely believe it. For instance, a professor’s son can be taught his whole life that science can’t be wrong, and a religious person might teach their child that their religion is the only true belief system.

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Now, the main religious perspective on the end of the world is that no one can predict this; that the only person that truly knows when the end of the world is coming is Jesus. On another outlook, some scientists believe that the end can be predicted through careful research, math, history, and prediction. In this article I am going to look at both views; one, which is that the world will end in 2012 (scientific), and the second is that the world will not and cannot be predicted to end in 2012 (religious).

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The first possible end of the world scenario that we are going to look at is religion. Now, in the bible it never gives an exact date of how the world will end, but it does give clues as to how the last days on earth will be:

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” Second Timothy 3:1-5.

Christians believe this is just saying “how the last days on earth will be”, granted earth seems to be at that stage now, it has also been that way for a while. Who knows when enough is enough and God will decide to end the world. To most Christians, the end could be tonight, or it could be 100 years from now.

Now we will look at the scientific outlook. There are many, many ways (to scientists and strong believers of science) that the world could end. When searching on the internet, it seem that the most popular belief is that polar shifting will take place. If this were to happen, the Earth could have a 120 degree change within a short period of time which would cause dramatic change in the Earth’s magnetic fields. Also, another thing to look at is global warming. Scientists believe that every year the earth gets hotter and hotter because of the depletion of the ozone layer. Many believe that the solar system will move to the center of the galaxy by the end of 2012 (scientist don’t really know what this could cause; it could be catastrophic… or it could do nothing). There is also much much more that scientists predict will cause the end of the Earth. If you want to know more you can Google it.

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On a lighter note… the world must end soon because I always prayed to get certain things before the world’s end. One was Johnny Depp, now he is single.

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Another was Robert Pattinson, now he is single. So, either the world is going to end, or someone out there just wants me to be really happy! LOL. The pieces are all starting to fall into place. 😉

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Also, there’s that whole Snookie thing.

In conclusion, I’m not saying the world will end, but I’m also not saying that it won’t. I will let you decide for yourself. Please feel free to comment below. Please also be respectful of others’ belief systems. Thank you.

About Amber {contributor}

Amber is a college student and avid fashionista. Amber loves all things beauty and fashion and spends her time reading and thinking about Channing Tatum.

Comments

  1. Justin Deering says:

    With all due respect to the author, this article is gross oversimplification and paints a completely inaccurate picture of what is happening in regards to end of world predictions. You attempt to state that the religious view is that “no one knows”, while the scientific view is that “it is going to happen in 2012.” It is not so cut and dry and in many cases it can be the complete opposite. The problem is that you ignore two groups of people: 1) religious folk who have what some call an “apocalyptic obsession” and who do think they can predict the end times; and 2) the scientific community who constantly debunk the New Age mystics who think something big will happen in 2012 to coincide with the Mayan calendar.

    Every single date that someone has predicted for the end of the world has been wrong.

    We have been subjected to both “Doomsday scientists” as well as “Doomsday preachers.” In the end, it doesn’t matter which approach one takes, a scientific one or a religious one. If the conclusion reached is that the end of the world is here, then it is wrong.

    • Of course it’s over simplification, lol!

      1) We are not experts on this subject, nor do we claim to be.
      2) You have a website on this subject entirely {and presumably a book, given the name of the website} so that would lend to the fact that your lifework or at least part of it is devoted entirely to this subject. If you were looking for something in a random blog article of 200-400 words on this specific and controversial subject, I am not really sure why you are shocked by it’s “gross oversimplification.”
      3) It was written by my 15 year old daughter {the “Amber” who most people who read this site know as the fashion model on this site} who gets to the point at the end with her real point – her undying affection for Mr. Pattinson and Mr. Depp.

      This is mostly just for fun, as pretty much everything on this site is. 🙂 Sorry if you were looking for hard science and hypotheses and all that mess here, lol. Now, if you are looking for silly banter…. 🙂

      Dawn