New Age

I know all the other writers beat me to writing about the Mayans and all, but I just gotta admit, for the most part, I find the whole thing, whether the doomsday version or spiritual transition version, to be *yawn*, a bit too much of a stretch to be amusing.

But since it has gotten a certain group in the mindset that maybe they will have something to offer humanity, and another group interested in the possibility of our extinction, I think it is timely to recommend Nick Bostrum’s (http://www.nickbostrom.com/) research on existential risks.

Disclaimer: Bostrum is far more of a rationalist than I am, so please don’t think I agree with him on everything.