1. #1 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    March 17, 2008

    That’ll be the day … when horses fly? Where’s the panache, I want winged unicorns!

    Otherwise an improvement on the original. I just wish this will scare the doomsday cults – but that is beyond the apocalypse and into nirvana.

    I mean, the Sun’s only got about 4.5 billion years of life left, and a few hundred quadrillion years from now the universe hits heat death.

    IIRC Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, claimed that the increase in solar radiation as the sun grows older will cook the biosphere in 100 – 200 My. (The radiation level is up 70 % or so from when our sun initially hit stability.)

    You might want to buy his book about the various ways the universe may kill you when it hits the book stands later this year. Another possibly apocalyptic event closer from now is when the Milky Way and Andromeda interacts for the first time in about 3-4 Gy, on their way to aggregate to Milkmeda. (Or maybe you want to keep it open for Androway if you can’t decide.)

    If intelligence over muscle was somehow contingent on the previous mass extinction (though I don’t see necessarily why), it was ironic. Or possibly about time, depending on your opinion about migration.

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?, OM
    March 17, 2008

    the religious content of The Simpsons.

    “This book does not provide any answers!!!”

    Was Progress James Randi?

    No, Daniel Dennett. You must be using an adblocker.