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Ask Marilyn: So, Is the World Going to End, or What?

Paul May of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, writes:

Marilyn: I'm sure a lot of us would like your perspective on the 2012 situation. Quite a few ancient civilizations, most notably the Mayans, have forecast the the end of our days. What scares me is that current science seems to collaborate with some scenarios. NASA expects high solar activity during 2012. Four "super volcanos" could erupt at any time. Major earthquakes could occur from the extra weight caused by the ice melting at the poles. Asteroid strike? Alien invasion? Nuclear war? All of this is very unsettling. I know I'm going to die sometime, but I don't want to die miserably. What do you think of all this?

Marilyn responds:


I suggest that you turn off the television or at least choose programming that has serious scientific backing. You're hearing a lot of nonsense from sensational sources, and the part that is factual (for example, variations in solar activity) isn't cause for alarm. Humans have been running around for at least 2.5 million years, and nothing cataclysmic is going to happen next year.



Ask Marilyn: So, Is the World Going to End, or What?
 
 
 
 

 

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