End of the World

What Does Science Say About the End of the World? - Beliefnet

Scientists believe that eventually even the universe will end. How precisely that will happen is a matter of debate, but scientists have come up with three main theories as to how the entire universe will die. The first theory is called the Big Crunch.

The End Of The World: Between Science And Religion

Both the Bible, the Holy Scriptures of Christianity, as well as scientists from across the world have made predictions about the end of the world. Although very different, both scenarios are quite disturbing. The religious version introduces the idea of human redemption and the start of a new world, while the scientific one suggests a tragic end for planet Earth and all its inhabitants. We will analyze both points of view, although it would be safe to say that none of us will live long enough to hear the last ticking down of the doomsday clock.  End of the world according to the Bible. The book of Apocalypse is an encrypted piece of code that to this day has clergymen divided as to how to interpret it. Consensus, however, was reached when it came to  The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse that symbolized Conquest, War, Famine, and Death  that would represent signs of an imminent Apocalypse. ...

The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction

Are we in imminent danger of extinction? Yes, we probably are, argues John Leslie in his chilling account of the dangers facing the human race as we approach the second millennium. The End of the World is a sobering assessment of the many disasters that scientists have predicted and speculated on as leading to apocalypse. In the first comprehensive survey, potential catastrophes - ranging from deadly diseases to high-energy physics experiments - are explored to help us understand the risks. One of the greatest threats facing humankind, however, is the insurmountable fact that we are a relatively young species, a risk which is at the heart of the 'Doomsday Argument'. This argument, if correct, makes the dangers we face more serious than we could have ever imagined. This more than anything makes the arrogance and ignorance of politicians, and indeed philosophers, so disturbing as they continue to ignore the manifest dangers facing future generations.

Is the end of the world really nigh? | Science | The Guardian

In the real world, we don't know how the Earth (or humanity) might meet its end or when that will happen. Pondering and predicting the event has usually been a job for the world's great religions: all of them have some idea about how humans will meet their maker. Indeed, "the end" (or judgement day) is usually a deity's way of cleansing our planet, to allow a fresh race of people who are morally purer to repopulate the resulting clean slate. Usually, there is too much sin or debauchery and the time has come to start again.

End of the world: NASA scientist in TEARS as he issues impending ...

Peter Kalmus, an activist and NASA scientist gave an emotional speech last week highlighting the fact that humanity is on the brink of climate disaster. Dr Kalmus, a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, took part in a major protest organised by the group Scientist Rebellion, as over 1,000 scientists took part in protests around the world over global inaction on climate change.

Here’s how Stephen Hawking predicted the world will end

When he wasn’t solving the mysteries of black holes and revolutionizing theoretical physics, Stephen Hawking spoke (a lot) about how the world would end. From Terminator-style robots taking over to Donald Trump, these are some of the late scientist’s most terrifying doomsday predictions. Earth will turn into a giant fireball. Humanity is at a “tipping point,” Hawking warned last July. He added that global warming would cause the Earth to become like Venus, with a global temperature of 482 degrees Fahrenheit and sulphuric acid raining from the sky. “By the year 2600, the world’s population would be standing shoulder to shoulder and the electricity consumption would make the Earth glow red-hot,” he told a gathering of scientists in Beijing, China. Our best bet is to leave Earth completely, predicted Hawking.

"The End of the World" or "The End of a World"? - Spectrum

The Great Controversy describes "the end of the world." But it may, instead, be the end of a world—the one imagined by our Adventist pioneers. The appeal of eschatological literalism is strong and continues today. But ours is only a fallible understanding of the end, not a photograph. And the Adventist pioneers' understanding, as embodied in the book The Great Controversy, no longer corresponds to what the end represents for religious and secular communities in the 21st century. The end will certainly come, as Scripture attests. But in this regard, it is less a record of those who have denied the end of the world than a stern record of those who have misunderstood it and who, with zeal and consistency, tenaciously preached that understanding while sublimating wisdom and dialogue. Many communities throughout history have believed in the end but misunderstood its nature and scope. It happened with the people of Israel, with the disciples, with early Christianity. And there is little doubt that it happens with the Adventist Church as well. Adventism believes in the end of the world but, unfortunately, often misunderstands it. The end of the world is a fact, not only of proclamation but first and foremost of understanding. Forgetting this could lead to confusion, as it's important to realize that eschatology necessarily involves understanding one's cultural context. Throughout history, the end has been compressed in various ways. Around the end of the first millennium, when apocalyptic fever flared up in a cosmocentric, corporatist, and vertically-oriented culture, the signs of the end were related to the collapse of those specific certainties. But by the end of the second millennium continuing through the present, culture has become strongly anthropocentric, individualistic, and horizontally oriented. Now the widespread apocalyptic angst no longer tends to be religious but secular, and the signs of the end concern the collapse of these modern certainties.