Sunday, May 22, 2011
Just like Linus, who wasted his time waiting for a mythological event that never happened, Harold Camping, or someone like him, will again predict the end of the world, and, like Linus, he’ll be wrong. Again.
There’s never a shortage of people trying to sell belief in imaginary nonsense like the Great Pumpkin. I’d hope that this was the last time “end of days” predictions are spread around by the newsmedia, but that’s unlikely (next year is 2012, after all). Maybe next time journalists could try remembering the old saying, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof” before they jump on the lesser pumpkins’ bandwagons.