Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday's Weather Forecast

I thought this was pretty funny:

So will the world still exist tomorrow?  Or does the fact that the Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/2012 mean the end of the world?  It seems pretty clear to me that the world will continue, so be nice, not naughty!

I wonder sometimes how people would react if we knew beyond a doubt that the end was coming, for example, if an asteroid the size of Texas was going to hit the earth in three weeks.  Would people stay calm and be kind to one another?  Or would we go crazy with violence and debauchery, knowing that the end was coming?  Would society fall apart because no one would go to work?  Or would people dutifully keep on doing their jobs until the very end?  Hopefully we will never find out, because civilization seems like a very thin veneer at times.

Well, however today turns out for you, I hope that you enjoy the Winter Solstice.  I have a strong feeling that there are more days to come, and more hikes.


  1. Well, we're still here.
    I do not think that people would stay calm if they really thought the world was ending. I think there would be complete chaos.

    I believe Jesus will come back and take us believers with him BEFORE the end of the earth so I don't worry about it at all. : )

  2. I'm afraid there would be chaos too. But it seems pretty likely I'll be pushing up daisies long before the end of the world or civilization comes. And you are right - why worry about it?