November 8, 2012
Road to the Apocalypse: “Apocalypse Not”
This is the second installment in our ‘Road to the Apocalypse’ series that’s leading up to Andrew’s final Guru & Pandit virtual dialogue of 2012 with integral philosopher Ken Wilber, taking place on Friday, December 21st at 7pm ET (USA). Register for FREE here.
With all of the hype surrounding the coming Apocalypse—proclaimed by many to be happening on December 21st, 2012—it’s easy to feel that the voices offering a less foreboding image of the future are much fewer and farther between.
The tendency in the media is to either lavish undue attention on these prophets of our collective doom or to simply ignore them altogether. But what if there were legitimate reasons to be optimistic about our future? What if the proclaimed destruction of the natural world—at the hands of chemicals, disease, overpopulation, and the depletion of resources—does not actually reflect reality?
In an intriguing and thoughtful article featured in WIRED magazine, “Apocalypse Not: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About End Times,” Matt Ridley makes a strong case that the end is NOT near, that humanity has shown itself capable of responding to environmental crises, and that the world is actually in much better shape than some would have us believe. Read an excerpt below:
When the sun rises on December 22, as it surely will, do not expect apologies or even a rethink. No matter how often apocalyptic predictions fail to come true, another one soon arrives. And the prophets of apocalypse always draw a following—from the 100,000 Millerites who took to the hills in 1843, awaiting the end of the world, to the thousands who believed in Harold Camping, the Christian radio broadcaster who forecast the final rapture in both 1994 and 2011…Continue reading the article
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