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Posted 1/26/18 , edited 1/27/18
WHO'S IDEA WAS IT TO MAKE A DOOMSDAY CLOCK?!?!?! I MEAN LIKE WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU THINKING PUTTING THE WORLD INTO THAT KIND OF PREDICAMENT! FREAKING NIHILIST MOTHER FUDGERS THIS IS A VERY DANGERIOUS IDEA!
https://thebulletin.org/2018-doomsday-clock-statement
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I respect Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins as intellectuals but I think this is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen Lawrence Krauss get involved with. I understand there is metrics involved and that they're basing the timing of the clock on circumstantial events but I feel that this is just some high level media pandering. If he thinks the world is on a verge of destruction, don't summarize it by an analogue clock that has to be manually winded, use a different metric and explain your reasoning.

The clock is such a sensationalist symbolic metric.
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The rice farmers will cause doomsday! https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/501802
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Posted 1/26/18 , edited 1/27/18
The Doomsday Clock has been around since throughout the cold war. It's not a new idea. Right after the Soviet Union collapsed they retreated it back to 10 minutes before midnight. Events in the last 20 or so years have caused them to revise their opinion.
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Posted 1/26/18 , edited 1/27/18
Well 2 minutes is still enough time for most guys to have that last "precious moment" so its all good
Posted 1/26/18 , edited 1/27/18
It's all rubbish, luckily.
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Rujikin wrote:

The rice farmers will cause doomsday! https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/501802


In before someone gets triggered by this.
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this isn't uncommon, it rises and falls whenever any president plays too unfriendly with someone. I believe it even moved up with obama a time or two. typically it's North Korea, but not limited to the reasons behind the moving up. hardly does it make the news when they move it back down, but it'll be alright. just another scare tactic that likes to keep those on edge and be prepared, for those paying attention of course. granted, in some cases some pay too close attention, and in other cases there's not really anything which can be done but sit back, watch and wait it out.
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