The End of the World

What do you think will bring about the end of the world?

Do you think it will be an act of nature? Do you think we will leave this planet behind for another? Do you think it will be man-made?

Sometimes I believe the end of the world will come because of some religious fanatic(s). I’m not just talking about a Islamic Fundamentalist lighting off a nuke.

This leads to another question: How bad does religion cloud one’s judgement when making rational decisions? Is believing in “God’s Will” the easy answer to any question? Does this make people submissive?

By end of the world, do you mean the world as in human civilization, or the world as in the actual planet? The former could absolutely be done by our species (fundamentalists being a good nominee!) but I suspect the latter will happen from forces mountainously larger than anything we could conjure.