In my last post I briefly mocked Harold Bloom for predicting the end of good literature. To some extent I just wanted to make a pun on his name (“Harold of the Apocalypse”), but I also think that doomsaying is fascinating phenomenon while simultaneously a sort of cognitive fallacy. Whether people predict the whole kit […]
This is a list of every predicted apocalypse that humans have come up with. I know I posted it before, but it is particularly appropriate today. The list, and the concerns about today, raise the question why people think the world will end. Is there some weird desire for a good apocalypse?