We live in an interesting epoch; we began to ask ourselves questions like
"Can we think our way out of extinction ?". And our answer may be happening to be a clear and well "No!" .
Some very prominent scholars of our epoch question the survivability of the next 100 years.
Dr. Frank Fenner who wiped out the variola virus says "Homo sapiens will become extinct, perhaps within 100 years." In one of his books published in 2006 , The Revenge of Gaia ,
Dr. James Lovelock. claims: "Most of the earth shall become uninhabitable for humans and other life-forms by the middle of this century." And recently Dr. Hawking appears to have joined the caravan with the claim
Space Exploration Crucial To Human Survival.
THE MIDDLE SHELL, SIMULATION STUDIES
All these may be claimed to have their roots in scientific simulation studies conduc- ted around 1970 . The results of these
studies were published in early seventies with the name "The Limits to Growth." . Of course we may now be said to be confronted with a good challenge.
The book was the first of its kind after the work of the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus in An Essay on the Principle of
Population (1798). It predicted that keeping the trend we could hardly overcome the 21st Century. It had limited impact on the decison makers the mains being cuts to developement
helps of UN, the birth of The Third Wave concept and its consecutives, and Globalization.
Many other works followed he trend cited in Wikipedia.
all documenting evidence that the world is "growing dangerously and spinning out of control".
There was also opposition one of which needs to be explicitly mentioned: H. C. Wallich agreed that growth could not
continue indefinitely, but that a natural end to growth was preferable to intervention. He stated that technology could solve all the problems the Meadows were concerned
about, but only if growth continued
apace. By stopping growth too soon, he warned, the world would be "consigning billions to permanent poverty".
Both claims seem to be right and we then are in a situation that is best described in German: "Wahl zwischen Pest und
Lepra" i.e. choice between plague and leprosy.
This may be analogous to the situation of Dr. Faust described by J. W. von Goethe. He tried to dry the swamp and the same
moment ... We lived for some 30-50 thousand years in so called powerty and wishing to get rid of powerty we could only live some 200.
Or it is analogous to a situation described in a mystical allegorie in the masnavi form: Harname i,e. burro's story.
The analogy is that our Lord has taught us cultivation and some additional knowledge but we could not make well use of this favor.
I can translate the whole poem if desire arises but this is sophism on which I will write more in the related pages. Let it be a transition to the next section
for the time being.
THE INNER SHELL, THE MAJOR RELIGIONS
As the inner shell of the basics leading to predictions on a possible extinction we want to consider the major world
First we want to consider Zoroastrianism which may be accepted to be the oldest of the revealed world-religions
that has probably more influence on mankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith. Jewish, Christian and Muslim beliefs concerning God and Satan, the soul,
heaven and hell, the virgin birth of the savior, slaughter of the innocents, resurrection, the final judgment, etc. were all somehow to be found in Zoroastrianism.
Two facts need to be considered:
1- If we take reveal in the sense of disclosure as in the case of revealing a secret its prophet is not mentioned in
any of the holy books. The fallen angels (Harut and Marut) appear as the only candidate based on these. The figure shown right seems to support the thesis.
2- Neither upon its time of arrival nor upon its date of doomsday prediction seem the sources to agree.
We have o book in turkish; it informs that there were two Zoroasters: Zoroaster the fist and the second. The first is claimed to be on Earth
around 5000 B.C. Considering some other factors on which we will be detailed later in our page of Zoroastrianism, which deserves a special page, the date seems plausible.
The book also informs that Zoroaster the first revealed the world dad a life of 7000 years in front. Under the assump-
tions we will justify later, the date of doom of Zoroastriaism may be given as 2075 A.C.
Judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and was founded about 3350 to 3500 years ago in the Middle
East. This reference says: According to the Talmud, (Avodah Zarah, 9A) this world will
exist for 6,000 years, which means that according to their calculations it should end in the year 2240. According to Orthodox Jewish belief, the year 2010 corresponds to the
year 5770 from its creation.
I can only say the date needs to be corrected by subtracting some eight years due to the lunar calendar they use.
I am not well informed on the judaic calendar but it seems to begin some 1000-1500 years before Abraham. Its beginning seems to go back
to approximately 3500 B.C. It should correspond to 1 or 1.5 millenia before the days of Nimrod and Abraham.
Christianity seems to have two predictions nearly overlapping: 1- Newton's prediction based on the Book of Daniel: In a letter dated 1704,
he had clearly mentioned that his belief that the date is based on the Book of Daniel. The same letter which is preserved at Hebrew University at Jerusalem says that the holy
book has established it that the World will end in 2060. 2- St. Malachy of Ireland's prediction is based on the number of the
popes he had written down and relies somewhat on interpretation. It is cited that he lived in the 1100s and was the Archbishop of Amagh, Ireland, and later became the first
Irish saint after his death in 1148.
The claim is that “Petrus Romanus,” or Peter the Roman will be the last pope according to Malachy’s prescient vision of the Roman Catholic
Church’s long line of spiritual leaders.
No, this time the script does not contain the prediction. We have just put it to conduct symbolically that Islam is meaningful but not understandable. It was and still is not
understandable mainly due to two reasons:
1- The body (the flesh) tends to igore it. Though it relies on democracy (restricted, to the believers), the Umayyad aristocracy
made a monarchy out of it just 30 years after the Prophet.
2- The scientific niveau was not mature enough as in the case of As-Sajdah/5. It was not possible to interpret it before the Special Thory of
As for the date of doom it is mentioned that there is an hadith revealing it will not be before 1980 and it will not be after 2080.
We are no experts on the subject and were not able to find a reliable source via an Internet search. All we could find were sites of
Harun Yahya (Mr. Adnan Oktar) which we do not assess as reliable.
1- THE MAYAN CALENDAR
Using remarkable ingenuity, the Maya created the "Long Count" calendar,
a departure from the shorter calendars. The Long Count is a numerically predictable calendar, not based on archaic measures of time.
Now, purely as a consequence of the Long Count's numerical value, many Mayan scholars agree that the calendar will "run out" after 5,126 years (or, at least, it's first cycle
does). The Mayans set this calendar to begin in the year 3114 B.C. (according to our modern Gregorian calendar). If the Long Count began in 3114 B.C. and it's calculated to
continue for 5126 years, the "end date" will be -- you guessed it -- 2012 A.D. Further refinement sets the date to Dec. 21, the day of the winter solstice for the Northern
This outrun was interpreted as a sign of doom. The interpretation may be right or wrong but the date is recently
postponed by some 50 to 100 years.
Though the interpretation is not something predicted by the major religions of the world, the postponed date nearly coincides.