Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The New Fundamentalists

The Secretary of the UN, Korean Ban Ki-Moon, has this to say about the future of the world:

"We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet."
This is in reference to a UN environmental conference in Copenhagen in December.
However, it smacks of the sorts of dire predictions--based in my opinion upon about the same quality of data--that religious fundies often spout.

Check out this website for a list of recent end-of-world predictions
. Do we have two disparate types of fanatics now, each predicting similar things? And gosh. Is one of them the head of the United Nations?


Steve Martin said...

Ki-Moon is being optimistic.

I give the world 7 weeks.

Then...if we're still here...I'll give it seven more.

Bruce Gee said... nauseum et eternam...

But I like your number. The number of completion.

Ethan said...

Wasn't Ki-Moon the name of a minor Jedi Master in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace?

Bruce Gee said...

That, Ethan, would sound just about right.

Anonymous said...

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel just for you.

Anonymous said...

Clive Staples Lewis again: