List of predictions of the end of the world – rationalwiki kansas gas service login

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There’s always been good business predicting the end of the world. The "end" of the "world" is pretty badly defined by most supernatural predictions. The rapture, for instance, is really just the beginning of the end, and signals civilization being sent back to the Stone Age for a bit. During all this The Chosen are whisked up to heaven. Meanwhile, predictions of the end of the world in 2012 were wide-ranging, from a comet just tearing Earth in half (the rest of the universe spinning on as usual) to the complete and total end of everything ever. The latter is less scary because it’s not like anything will be around afterwards to care.

In the case of some of the science-based predictions for how the universe will go on according to our knowledge of physics, there’s no "end" as such. Matter and energy still exist, but in their lowest energy and most uniform state: the rub being that this state precludes the interactions needed to produce emergent structures. This includes stars, planets, and intelligent entities capable of experiencing the universe.

• 2011: Harold Camping tries again — Third Second coming/rapture. May 21 st, to be precise. [41] He put up billboards! [42] Later postponed to October 21 st, but again nothing came of it. Camping might hold on to the money people sent him if he weren’t dead now, though he evidently blew a bundle on billboard advertisements. [43] though followers were encouraged to drain their savings for Camping’s campaign funds and many are deeply disappointed. [44]

• 2012: But of course! Un-naturally failed apocalypse, NASA pushed away space rock expected to hit in series of attempts to bombard asteroids in previous years. [45] (They even did this to the moon!) The following trail fell to/passed Earth in early 2013. [46] 😉

• 2014: World War III, resurrected Nostradamus prophecy of a fire in the North for the reference of the end of the age of the fifth sun, [51] believed to be a specific Northern region of a country, current speculation is North Korea, as relative to the resolution of a Pope prediction. [52] Oh, and the Rapture. [53] And a giant asteroid hitting the Caribbean. [54]

• Unspecified time during the reign of Pope Francis, the pope succeeding Benedict XVI. Mediaeval Saint Malachy supposedly predicted Peter the Roman ( Petrus Romanus) would be the last pope, Rome would be destroyed and a terrible judge would judge his people, The end. [56] Doomsayers have already started shoehorning the new pope into the prediction. [57]

• 2016 (May 16 th): Pastor Richardo Salazar was allegedly told by God that an asteroid fully made of ice, with a 9km diameter, traveling at 30,000km per hour would strike earth killing 1,200 million people. As you probably can tell, that definitely happened and those totally dead 1,200 million people will be forever missed. [64]

• 2016 (June 14 th-August 19 th): According to this super reliable, super honest, super definitely-NOT-bullshiting "NASA scientist", there was meant to be a magnetic reversal between June and August which would cause the Van Allen belt to fall killing 80% of life on Earth. He got this information from aliens via HAARP. Yup, aliens told our good ‘ol uncle Dr. Sal that the sky is falling. [66]

• According to current models, the Sun is expected to increase in luminosity by 10% in the next 800 million years. This will cause several changes to the climate that will make the continued existence of life on Earth impossible, starting with photosynthetic organisms and eventually killing off all life. [92]

• The galaxy Andromeda (currently 2.5 million light years away) is expected to collide and merge with our galaxy, the Milky Way. This is unlikely to have much of an effect on whatever life is around, as galaxies are mostly empty space, although for any given planet, there is a tiny chance that its orbit could be disrupted due to gravitational tugs from passing stars.

• 5 billion years from now: According to accepted models of stellar evolution, the Sun will run out of hydrogen in its core to fuse into helium and will transition to a red giant as a result, expanding massively. [93] The Sun will swallow Mercury and Venus, and may get large enough to swallow Earth as well. Even if it doesn’t, Earth will be roasted to a cinder crisp. [ citation NOT needed] One school of thought predicts that the drag from the Sun’s outer gas envelope will cause the Earth to spiral into the Sun, but as with all things scientific, there is another school of thought that says this won’t happen. [94] If it isn’t swallowed, Earth will likely get flung out into interstellar space due to tidal interactions with the Sun and the Sun’s gradual loss of mass once it enters the red giant stage.

• 20 billion years from now: If the current rate of expansion of the universe grows, in 20 billion years, the universe could be expanding so rapidly that atoms will no longer be able to hold on to their electrons. This predicted event is known as the "Big Rip." Blame dark energy.

• 3×10 43 years from now: estimated maximum time for all nucleons in the observable universe to decay, if protons are unstable. Whether they are is currently an unresolved question in physics. Exasecond and longer and Future of an expanding universe have a pile of similarly apocalyptic events that actually have some scientific basis. This is the Total Existence Failure of the entire universe, anything complex enough to be considered life that would care about it would likely have evaporated to nothing long before this. Out of all the above, this is the most likely.

• The heat death of the universe is a scientific prediction that eventually the universe will expand so much it will no longer contain any thermodynamic free energy with which to do work. At this point the universe will be cold, dark, and essentially empty forever. That is, unless quantum fluctuations or some other phenomena eventually cause something to occur, like a new Big Bang. Forever is a long time, and this kind of physics is poorly understood at present.

• ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 American Atheist, April 2010. "Separation of Armageddon and State — Freethought at the Polls." Michael B. Paulk, pp 14–15. (Note that this gives 1874 as a predicted date of Armageddon, whereas this was merely the year the 1914 prediction was made.)

• ↑ 19.0 19.1 Life Everlasting in Freedom of the Sons of God, Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1966. P. 29. says Fall 1975. Pp. 27-28 of the same book uses a different date counting method and says 1997. Both are based on estimates of when the earth was created of 4004 BCE and 4026 BCE respectively. So they hedged their bets but you still have to believe in YEC to believe either one.

• ↑ "Some Witnesses interpreted Psalm 90:10 as defining the length of a generation to be 80 years. Since 1914 plus 80 equals 1994, they predicted Armageddon would occur around that year. This prediction came from the grassroots level of the organization. The WTS itself did not officially proclaim it." B.A. Robinson. "Jehovah’s Witnesses’ end of the world predictions: Predictions for years after 1975. Will it happen in our future?" Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.

• ↑ [7] Christian group predicts the world will be ‘annihilated’ on Wednesday: Over a week after blood moon doomsday forecasts were proven wrong, eBible Fellowship leader Chris McCann says ‘the world will pass away’ on 7 October] by Adam Gabbatt (Tuesday 6 October 2015 07.30 EDT) The Guardian.