It sounds like something you’d expect to hear from a doomsday cult, or a Jehovah Witness. The world is ending, but is it really? So far, none of the prophecies that foretold the end of humanity have come to pass. Then again, the sources behind these claims have been less than reliable.
Would you believe a theoretical physicist like Stephen Hawking? Surely, he wouldn’t make such an insane claim unless he had legitimate proof to back it up, right? So here’s what the man himself has to say about the end of the world, and just in case, start packing before it’s too late.
Stephen Hawking is to Earth what Jor-El was to Krypton, in other words, no one believes him.
Hawking is a smart man, and not just because he’s a physicist or because he guest-starred on “Star Trek The Next Generation” and “The Big Bang Theory.” He’s not some whack job mouthing off about the end of the world.
Humanity has survived the dreaded Y2K and several religious predictions.
But it won’t survive Hawking’s version of the end of the world, at least, not according to him. Given that he’s 75 and the deteriorating effects of his ALS, Hawking is trying to leave a mark by warning humanity of the danger it’s facing.
What he sees isn’t a bright outlook for humanity, but there’s still some time.
Hawking predicted with near certainty that humanity would become extinct within the next 1,000 to 10,000 years, during a conference at the Oxford University Union last November.
Now he’s adjusted his doomsday timer prediction and it’s ten times scarier than we thought.
Hawking has shaved off 900 years to his initial 1,000-year end of the world estimate, meaning we’ve all got about a hundred years to start looking for another planet or else we’re screwed.
So what sped up Hawking’s time table? Several factors allegedly, and none of them good.
He started out by blaming climate changes and continued his accusations on overcrowding and mineral water contamination.