Article: USA TODAY - Doomsday Clock: 'Three minutes' left until the apocalypse
Doomsday Clock: 'Three minutes' left until the apocalypse
The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to the world’s end, stands still at three minutes until midnight, scientists announced Tuesday.
It remains at the position it moved to one year ago.
That the clock moves no closer to midnight, the indicated end of humanity, remains "grave" news, its makers stressed.
"Unless we change the way we think, humanity remains in serious danger," said Lawrence Krauss of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the nonprofit that sets the clock.
"Action now can reduce these threats," he said at an announcement in Washington, "but only if we recognize them honestly and face them head-on."
Manhattan Project scientists, concerned about the first atomic weapons, founded the nonprofit Bulletin in 1945. They created the clock two years later, and update its minute hand each year.
Just how the minute hand moves is determined by the Bulletin’s boards of directors and sponsors, which include environmental scientists, physicists and 18 Nobel Laureates, its site notes.
Jehovah`s Witnesses would have had the Doomsday clock 3 minutes past Midnight on numerous occasions in their history with their revolving corner prophecy .
Just curious , where was the minute hand after 911 ?
I posted a comment on the BOAS website to the effect that JW- ORG loves it when they advance the hand of the clock as it plays right into their need to maintain the culture of FEAR in order to keep the Cult-troops "marching in step" and I suggested that they approach JW . ORG for a commission of sorts [ lol ]
I remember very well the early 80s cold war paranoia, especially with the Reagan ramp-up. Agree with you Zappa-esque, they loved that clock. Was quite the thing generally though - you see it in things like The Watchmen which also tap into that 99 Luftballoons angst. Wouldn't surprise me whatsoever if the WBTS starts ramping up environmental concerns as their new 'things can't go on much longer' idea.
The clock moved forward by 2 minutes to 11:53 after 9/11. But not solely because of 9/11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1844935.stm