Archives for December 21, 2012

End of the World or World without End?

Sometimes I wonder why so many people (but especially the media!) are fascinated, even obsessed, with the end of the world. Today, of course, is December 21--the date supposedly identified by an ancient Maya calendar as the end of the world. The build up to it has been years long. Some people have traveled the world to be in just the right place either to greet the world's end or survive it. (What would it mean to "survive" the end of the world?)I have to admit, I haven't paid much attention … [Read more...]