Top 10 List of Most Likely Armageddon Doomsday Scenarios and Events
Actually, there are more than ten; lucky us. The Doomsday Clock is currently set at two and a half minutes to midnight and counting.
How the World Will End...
"We are all doomed! Doomed I say!"
Yes we are. It is not a matter of if. It is only a matter of when. Let us count the ways...
Warning. Humor may be present.
Alternate Titles for this page:
- What Are the Ways the World Will End
- Top 10 Ways We Are All Doomed
- What Are the Ways Humans Become Extinct
- Top 10 Ways to Doomsday
- How will Armageddon Happen
Soon to be...?
List of Doomsday Events and Scenarios
The asteroid approaches... They are wandering all over the place out there. They have whacked us before and they will whack us again. In fact, we just recently had another near-miss.
Seems like those keep dropping by all the time. Sooner or later, one of them is going to decide to stay... They are not our friends.
As to the really big ones, they might as well be asteroids. Come to think of it, at what size does a meteor become an asteroid? Inquiring minds want to know.
Anti-Matter and/or Dark-Matter
This stuff is scattered everywhere. It does not get along well with regular matter. Sooner or later our solar system is going to wander into this stuff. Or it is going to wander into us. Either way, it will happen.
This one isn't scheduled for another three billion years or so.
Those pesky solar storms, solar flares, solar winds, EMP's... Archaeologists say it won't be the first time. Actually, we were seriously clobbered once before back in1859. The EMP was strong enough to short out telegraph wires and do all sorts of other mischief. Imagine if the same EMP were to drop by today...
Novas. This is another one that isn't scheduled for a few billion years. Then again, who knows?
Climate change is just around the corner. The oceans are rising as we speak. Al Gore never lies.
Super volcanoes have happened before and they will happen again. Aside from the immediate damage, welcome to the beginning of the next ice age.
Volcano or not, the next regularly scheduled ice age is already overdue.
The magnetic pole reversal could happen any day now. How all our electronic circuitry (which is attached to all sorts of interesting things...) will react is anybody's guess.
Nuclear war is still always on the table...
When the terrorists get a hold of it.
Sooner or later, someone, somewhere, is going to mess up. Either the wrong stuff gets accidentally released into the environment. Or something "safe" is deliberately allowed; at which point it gets its own bright idea to mutate.
When the terrorists get a hold of it.
If He ever decides to just give up on us...
Evolution hasn't stopped. And the next species is usually more advanced than the previous one. And it's a pretty good bet the first order of business for the new species will be to get rid of the old species.
And then there are those pesky new viruses that keep coming along...
Whether by accident or design, sooner or later artificial intelligence (AI) will come about. And if it has an attitude...
Most folks agree there are other lifeforms in the universe. It stands to reason some of them are as un-nice as we are.
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has not gone away. For those who have forgotten the year 2008 media news, the LHC is the new, worlds largest particle accelerator. It is still busily creating fermions, Higgs bosons, dark-matter, antimatter, quarks, leptons, strangelets, supersymmetry, vacuum bubbles, black holes, and who knows what might show up next...
It is a well-known theory we are all just lab rats. Sooner or later the experimenter is going to clean out the cage...
There is research indicating all species' genomes/DNA automatically lose their ability to replicate/reproduce over time. Sort of a naturally occurring kill-switch when nothing else comes along to do the job. This fits in nicely with the previous scenario. As a safety kill-switch, we are genetically programmed to die as individuals. And as a safety kill-switch, we are also genetically programmed to eventually lose the ability to reproduce as a species. As lab rats in an experiment, this kill-switch was incorporated in case the experiment somehow got out of hand. It is the same as what we attempt to do ourselves with virus and bacteria experiments.
Doomsday Events: Days 12/12/2012 and 12/21/2012
Well, we at least dodged these two... However, what with all the meteors, comets, and asteroids visiting us lately...
About the Doomsday Survey...
The first option for how the world will end would have been eliminated after December 2012, but altering the poll would have reset the count back to zero. And besides, it's an interesting historical reference. The number of votes have exceeded 1000 and counting... Looks like most of us are confident about things, excepting for the last category of course. What say you?
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If you are not already sufficiently concerned, then there is always the top 10 ways entropy messes with us.