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Talk:Doomsday scenario

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This is looking more and more like RW1 with every edit. Yay! ħumanUser talk:Human 04:06, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

The sky is falling![edit]

This [1] came up on Yahoo. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 16:34, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

This did as well in the article:
All anyone is sure off is that it is about two metres wide and could be hollow inside - meaning it might be man-made.
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Whatever WT1190F is, we can at least hold off on any panic that it might do some serious damage to life on Earth.
If it doesn’t burn up when entering the planet’s atmosphere, it is on course to land in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Sri Lanka, on November 13.
However, astronomy software developer Bill Gray added: “I would not necessarily want to be going fishing directly underneath it.”
Also, who the hell proofed this for Yahoo? This has so many silly errors. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 16:42, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
The picture with the comment is (probably unintentionally) funny. Carpetsmoker (talk) 16:46, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Judging by some other articles from more legit sources, it sounds like this was a good opportunity to test out the detection and tracking systems in case of something much worse. ℕoir LeSable (talk) 17:04, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Best to do that before we need to track something smelly... -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 17:56, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

The reference belonged here - perhaps 'damage caused by spaceship detritus' should be added to the list. (The Tunguska event was caused by a lump of alien spaceship en route to the scrapyard 'misreading' Tesla's radio experiments (possibly also involving a horseshoe which 'brings you luck whether or not you believe in it'). 82.44.143.26 (talk) 18:08, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Oooo, That's kind of funny. Find a reference for that spaceship nonsense and I would love to add it to the ridiculous nonsense kooks believe. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 18:13, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
I was doing a creative riff - and the 'spaceship scrapyard' is a 'vague borrowing' from various SF (the ship is pre-programmed to 'fly by wire-equivalent technology' to a particular radio source - which happens to have the same 'markers' as Tesla's system). 82.44.143.26 (talk) 19:17, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Camp of the saints[edit]

What's the theory behind illegal immigrants leading to the collapse of civilisation? The only theory I can think of is Islamists voting for the (local equivalent of) the Muslim Brotherhood or whatever (as happened in post-Arab-Spring Egypt, after which there was a counter-revolution), but even that doesn't seem plausible in the West.--Greenrd (talk) 21:26, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

The ultimate doomsday scenario[edit]

They all happen together/in short order and cancel each other out. (Thus, for example, Carrington mark 2 reverses the magnetic reversal/powers up the newly reversed magnetic field so no problems arise, Jesus gets involved in sorting out Ragnorak and so on.) 82.44.143.26 (talk) 16:18, 5 October 2016 (UTC)