Talk:List of predictions of the end of the world

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Another date[edit]

Can be found here [1] (talk) 16:00, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Additional dates[edit]

FuzzyCatPotato of the Furry Frying pans (talk/stalk) 02:47, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

You know, the world is such a dick, it seems to "tell his friends" that's it's going kaputt tomorrow, in a week, yesterday. Its friends, worried about the wellbeing of their beloved friend, start preaching about its funeral to make sure that as many people can come to pay money respects for the poor bastard. However, the world just carries on doing what it normally does and its friends are laughed at for trying to help. Goddamn you, cruel world, if only you were sincere for once in you life (which surprisingly ends every other day).--WMS (talk) 18:26, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

The end of the world as we know it[edit]

will be caused by a surfeit of end of the world predictions (and, possibly, lampreys). (talk) 09:57, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

2039 Joke[edit]

Added (Joke) after the 2039 entry because of someone off wiki who is scared by it and didn't see the joke. I know it's a bit clumsy but helping scared people surely is the priority) Robertinventor (talk) 16:50, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

I see someone has reversed the edit. Can you discuss here? I mean - it is a joke presumably? The page you link to doesn't have 2039 anywhere on it, and it links to the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy page. If it is a joke and meant as a dry form of humour, in my experience people who are scared of the end of the world are not well tuned to that dry form of humour and they take it seriously and get scared. If it is not a joke, then it needs more detail. I'm trying to reassure someone right now that it is a joke. If you can't say it on the page itself, I'd appreciate it if someone replies here to say that it is a joke. Thanks! Robertinventor (talk) 18:27, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Just checked the history, @Koidevelopment you say "We don't need to put 'joke' after an entry, because they're all jokes". No they are not. This is a rational wiki in joke if I understand right. But the others are prophecies by people who are serious about it. Others may laugh and treat it as a joke, but they don't, they believe their prophecies. 8,000,000th century later in the page is a scientific prediction. The reader needs to be able to know if it is an in joke, a prophecy, a scientific prediction, or what it is. Or is RationalWiki only meant for use by people who already know that the things here are nonsense? If you can't do it on the page, please say here that it is a joke so that people like me trying to help scared people can point to the comment. Thanks! Robertinventor (talk) 18:27, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
There are people who're scared by some of these? I can definitively say that no, Nibiru and the great tribulation and the HHGTTG ones are not real. I mean, c'mon, it's a reference to the HHGTTG. It's a novel. As for the ones past the 22nd century, your friend need not be scared. He or she won't even be alive for those. No need to worry about them. Koi "the spelling's on purpose!" development 03:25, 20 July 2017 (UTC)


Has nobody suggested this date yet (2000 years since the claimed execution of the claimed Jesus Christ (or someone else of the same name somewhere else and the calendar is wrong besides). (talk) 17:28, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Well, I hear it's the date the nukes come down and we're all forced to take shelter in the metro system -- not from the radiation, mind you, but from... um, solar-powered radioactive mutants, or something. (Despite that a nuclear winter would leave the surface just as dark and lifeless as underground areas logically should've been.) ~ 18:09, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Given that the 'Western calendar is wrong' (but Bede did reasonably well under the circumstances) and both the Gregorian and Julian calendars are in use in 'the West' (along with a few others generally) - the reason all these predictions fail is because 'a calendar paradox' is created and thus a prediction is caught in temporal snarl-ups. (talk) 16:38, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Most of the nuts use, and predict with the Gregorian calendar, so it's a relatively harmless inconsistency--Spoony (talk) 17:12, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
But 'the end of the world generator' is likely to suffer acute paradox-itis: which is the correct date for the end of days. And then 'the cosmic fortune cookie distributors' hand out another set of predictions and the arguments start all over again. (talk) 21:51, 24 July 2017 (UTC)