Guest Post by Allison Morris – apocalyptic theories


I have a special guest for you today, Allison Morris, Allison currently works with a team of designers to build and design graphics for Internet resource sites. With an interest in writing and design, Allison hopes to be able to make a connection between visualization and learning through data visualizations. Her goal is to be able to create informative and interesting resources for the greater online community.

This is a guest post written by Allison that I agreed to post on her behalf.

When December 21st, 2012, came and went without the world ending, the majority of us barely batted an eyelash. After all, how many other times throughout history have there been these types of apocalyptic predictions? Still, when you analyze the psychology behind end of the world prophecies, it can be a particularly interesting topic. The infographic “How Many Times has the World Ended?”  http://www.onlinepsychologydegree.net/2013/01/07/the-times-the-world-ended/ posted by OnlinePsychologyDegree.net lays out a basic timeline of some of the most historically significant apocalyptic speculations, from the end of the Mayan calendar to Sir Isaac Newton’s calculations for the world’s demise. While it may be easy to write off  many of these past predictions as religious fanaticism or silly superstitions, it is still interesting to think about mankind’s obsession with the end of the world and the impact it has on societies across cultures, both past and present.

 

 

This is an interesting subject on which many people hold strong opinions.

Please leave comments and opinions I would love to read your thoughts.

Thank you Allison for giving us something to think about.

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~ by adelesymonds on February 20, 2013.

2 Responses to “Guest Post by Allison Morris – apocalyptic theories”

  1. Interesting idea. It made me think of our other historical obsession, with postulating about what happens after our own personal apocalypse – what happens after we die. Seems to me there have been a variety of viewpoints on this throughout history. Thanks for the post.

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