Apparently Earth is going to be destroyed by Niburu this month. Again.
That didn’t happen last time somebody predicted Niburu was on the way. Or the time before. Or the 286,383 times before that. But once again, it’s predicted, this time by a Christian numerologist using a combination of ancient Egyptian markings in one of the pyramids and some wording in the Bible – specifically, Isiah 13, 9-10.
Evidently the rogue planet is going to sneak up on us from the south, where it can’t be seen – and wham! Earth’s turned to desert and sinners will be destroyed.
What fascinates me is the way it summarises one of the mysteries of the human condition in one neat package. Why do we always imagine sudden doom around the next corner? We do – a lot. It’s built into some religions, and it’s a common belief.
Why humanity is like this has never been scientifically answered to any compelling extent. There have been theories, but nothing much more. It’s an interesting question.
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