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Is the Apocalypse upon us? A poll has the answers.

Only our Gallic chums come up with such outlandish polls, and I am profoundly grateful to Pelerin magazine for asking the Plain People of France if they believe that the Apocalypse is coming, and if so, what are the heralds thereof. I am *not* making this up, it is RIGHT HERE. Go on, click on it, I'll still be here if you come back.

So, with no further ado, the results:

Some speak of the Apocalypse, that is the end of the world. It is said that on this subject that certain portents indicate this Apocalypse. In your opinion, among the following, which are signs of the Apocalypse?

Global warming / climate change - 55%
International terrorism - 22%
Famines - 18%
The rise of religious fundamentalism (those pesky Methodists again...) - 17%
The financial and economic crisis - 16%

And the best of the lot

Bird flu - 8%

28% did not have an opinion or suggested something else. Woe unto Pelerin for depriving me of further amusement.

Do you believe in the Apocalypse, that is, the end of the world:

Yes - 22%, No - 75%, Don't know - 3%

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Anonymous Geoff said... 1:05 pm

The great Sci-Fi writer Robert A Heinlein wrote a short story called "The Year of the Jackpot".

The hero, Potiphar Breen is a statistician who collects and records odd stories and weird events from around the world, realising slowly that their gradual increase heralds the impending Apocalypse.

Sounds a lot like this website, really.

If the story is anything to go by, Mr.C, then this blog is a countdown to the end of the world.

I think I need to go and lie down.  



Blogger Nick Drew said... 1:38 pm

geoff, you have hit the nail on the head !

I wonder if the very act of collating all these snippets itself brings the Apocalypse nearer ...  



Blogger James Higham said... 12:30 pm

A poll has the answers? My goodness.  



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