"British Scientist Puts Odds for Apocalypse at 50-50" This is the title of an article at Yahoo News.
Here are some observations from the article:
According to Martin Rees, Britain's honorary astronomer royal:
Rees calculates that the odds of an apocalyptic disaster striking Earth have risen to about 50 percent from 20 percent a hundred years ago.
It sounds like he cheated and read The Revelation in the Bible, right?
Rees lists as mankind's biggest threats: nuclear terrorism, deadly engineered viruses, rogue machines and genetic engineering that could alter human character. All of those could result from innocent error or the action of a single malevolent individual.
By 2020, an instance of bioterror or bioerror will have killed a million people, Rees contends.
"A hundred years ago, the nuclear threat wasn't even predicted ... but that threat still hasn't gone away," he said.
The arms race, after all, was fueled by science....
BIOTECHNOLOGY COULD CHANGE HUMAN NATURE
"For the first time ever, human nature itself isn't fixed. Biotech drugs and genetic engineering are empowering individuals more than ever before," Rees said.
With rapidly advancing DNA technology, "even a single person could cause a disaster,"....
Thousands of people have the ability to engineer viruses and bacteria to cause deadly plagues. Even if one such "weirdo" didn't kill many people, that type of biological terrorism would profoundly change daily life, the scientist warned.
Nanotechnology are also a potent threat, he said.
If the field advances far enough, rogue self-replicating nanotechnology machines -- feeding on organic material and spreading like pollen -- could devastate a continent within a few days, Rees said.
Self-replicating machines? I believe this fellow is getting a bit over the edge on this one. Evolutionary scientists often see the inventive ability of humans as godlike. This is because they buy into the notion that man can do anything he wishes, given chance and necessity. The fact that man is still trying to defy gravity without obeying the God ordained law, is clear proof that man bumps his head against the ceiling, and God laughs. Nevertheless; there is a real danger in some of Rees' observations.
Rees does not discount the possibility of disaster caused by scientific experiments involving particle accelerators. "Perhaps a back hole could form, and then suck in everything around it," he cautions.
Art bell would love that one :-)
So what's to be done?
The British scientist calls for better regulation and inspection of sensitive data and experiments.
Now, two solutions are offered. Both are pipe dreams by a do-gooder who has no oughts and shoulds from God, only his good intentions:
"We need to keep track of those who have potentially lethal knowledge," Rees said.
Can you imagine a world where thought police are entering the minds of intelligent people to detect evil motives? Also, consider the day when those with powerful technologies and evil potentials must be "classified" and kept under surveillance around the clock. This is nutty as a fruit cake.
He also suggested better efforts to "reduce the number of people who feel excluded or otherwise motivated to cause harm."
Ah, yes, the old saw about making people content so that they will not sin. This is the most crass and insane illusion of modern science. This notion says that the world can become a better place by simply filling everyone's belly with food and giving people all they want. This notion also lays the groundwork for laying blame. If the peace of the world fails to work out, it is because YOU did not make a malcontent happy by sharing your good things with him. There is no salvation in science.
"I am the captain of my soul, the master of my fate," says the God hating humanist. But, the poor scientist sees the end of this plan, and he thinks he sees the "captain" and the "master" blowing up Paradise. No wonder Rees is a bit pessimistic.
Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which
the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with
fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Indeed, God will blow up the evolutionist's Paradise, but God intends to make a new one. Since these brimming intellectuals don't believe there is a God who did create the earth up front, and who can create a new earth this afternoon before tea time, these poor fools have no hope.
21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first
earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
chapter 22 1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
The poor scientists and evolutionists have no future which is in the hands of an Almighty. They have no hope of a cleansing of evil. They can only try to control evil and appease the wicked.
There is coming a glorious day when the dirty, fallen, and depraved world will be burned up and cleansed by fire. Afterward, God promises to start over. The result will be something as good, or even more glorious, than what Adam received from God. Thus, we use this old world up. It is subject to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which says, everything is running down from higher to lower levels of energy and existence. Use it up. When God sees the time is right, he will judge the wicked, and unbelieving, the evolutionist prigs, and the damnable. God will pitch them into hell. And then, God will make a new heaven and earth for his children from all the ages. God is making mansions for the believer in Jesus. God is building a heavenly Jerusalem.
Enjoy the earth, and ignore these clones of Art Bell in the universities of the world. This world will not end until God ends it, and God will not be soliciting the help of advice of the PhDs or Cambridge or MIT.
The end is indeed near. I say, Praise God! Even so, come Lord Jesus.
Here is how fear and terror are used in an alleged effort to win souls. Jesus did NOT use these tactics, nor did the Apostle Paul, nor did John in his Gospel. This is, in fact, a wicked effort to take advantage of the ongoing fears in 2012. When 2012 ends, and if nothing happened, viewers will remember this video and laugh. Stay with the simple Gospel please. Now, watch in this context: