The Corpus Callosum

Doomsday Clock

This thing has fascinated me since I was a teenager, when my father had
a subscription to the .  I read it every
time.  They are the ones who keep the famous Doomsday

Now, we hear that the
Clock is being changed


Also the website
for the Bulletin is being changed.  

now, this is the only thing there:


I must say, I am curious to see what they have to say.  I’m
sure the announcement will be about the moving of the clock, closer to midnight. But what I
am curious about is their reasoning.  The people who write the
Bulletin tend to be very well-informed, and insightful.  My
impression is that their involvement in politics is driven by their
interest in science and in humanity.  This I find refreshing,
even if the subject matter is dreadful.


  1. #1 Max Kaehn
    January 16, 2007

    I wonder if they’re going to make the state of the clock available as something that can be trivially queried by a machine? I suspect you’d see lots of user interface widgets turn up that surface them on web pages and status bars…

  2. #2 Joseph j7uy5
    January 17, 2007

    We’ll see soon. But the clock changes only rarely; much less often than, say, the homeland security level. When they change it, it is the result of a serious analysis of world events.

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