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Doomsday 2012: Exploring the Prophecy

Doomsday 2012: Exploring the Prophecy

989, 1260, 1304, 1335, 1533, 1666, 1796, 1886, 1925, 1987, 1997, 2000.... What do these numbers have in common? Turns out, they were all thought to be years when the world was supposed to end.

If a doomsday scenario isn't religious in nature, it's based in science.

Back when religion dominated people's thinking, the Book of Revelation's prophecies of the Second Coming, the Rapture, the Tribulation and the Millennium placed believers in fear of an imminent apocalyptic time of divine wrath and judgment. But after repeated failed predictions, religion-based doomsday prophecies have lost their cachet, only to be replaced with science-based predictions, with scenarios such as population explosions, nuclear war, global warming, floods, and comets striking the Earth.

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Updated : 2021-06-24 12:07 GMT+08:00