With the recent oddball predictions of the end of the world from Harold Camping, and the 2012 Mayan calender ending this year, talk of the end of the world has been common. But just when will it end? Well, here we will be disregarding religious, cultural, or supernatural predictions (there are hundreds of those, we'd be here all day), and instead focusing on scientific theories, backed up by evidence and cold, hard logic.
Here are a few 'end of the world' predictions, or at least factors that could contribute to the destruction of our world:
• Stellar evolution of our sun
• Andromeda Galaxy collision
• Eventual heat death of the universe
Our Sun has a finite resource of hydrogen (the fuel needed to keep it burning), and the "evolution of stars" theory suggests that, once this reserve has been exhausted, the Sun will balloon in size and so the Earth would then only orbit at 250,000 miles from the surface of the star.
The Earth will not be consumed by the Sun itself, although most (if not all) life on the planet will perish due to the Sun's proximity, but the Earth's orbit will be disrupted heavily due to a phenomena called tidal drag, causing it to enter the Sun's expanded atmosphere.
The Earth's oceans will evaporate entirely, before the planet is finally pulled apart by gravitational forces. This will happen in approximately 7.4 billion years.
Calculations also suggest that our nearest galaxy (the Andromeda galaxy at about 2.5 million light years away) is on a crash course with our own galaxy, the Milky Way. However, even at an alarming speed of 87 miles per second, it will still take the galaxy 3 billion years to reach us.
There is no way of knowing the effect on the solar system, but it could end up in an eccentric orbit or an unwanted position, meaning that our planet will become uninhabitable.
The eventual heat death of the universe is a theory that suggests the universe will diminish to a state of no thermodynamic free energy, and will thus be unable to sustain motion or life. This is the eventual cooling down of everything in our universe. In the language of physics, the universe will have reached maximum entropy.
It is understood that the universe will reach maximum entropy after a time period much greater than the 13.4 billion years it has taken for the cosmos to get this far, so you don't have much to worry about. Yet.
Only God knows when the world will come to an end. He created us and he knows everything. Nobody, and I repeat, absolutely nobody, knows when the world will come an end - not even the angels in the heavens, not even the son ...only God the father, who knows and is the only one.
So if anybody comes out with an answer, then that person is a liar.
People keep saying that the world will end soon. No! It's not true! They just want to get attention.
People say it's going to end in 2012. We don't know! Maybe, maybe not.
JEEZ! When God says enough fighting, he will send Jesus down, and people won't even know it's Jesus! So then it'll just end - boom! It's that simple, so don't worry. When someone says it's going to end, they are wrong! Everyone is wrong!
We will know it will end when it ends! So all of you out there who say it's going to end in 2012, or say "The end is near" - maybe, maybe not! Hopefully not, but really? We are all right. Nothing's going to happen if we all stop fighting. So God bless everybody!
Thanks for reading it, I hope all you people who freaked out, (like me at first) realize, it will end whenever! Maybe in a zillion years - who knows?!
No one knows. Everyone who predicted so far were proven wrong. Even some God-fearing people think God told them....but they are wrong. God did not even tell Jesus, so what makes anyone think they have the answer? Only God knows.
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." (Matthew 24:36) He is God. If He don't want to tell anyone...He doesn't.
So live your life as if there is a tomorrow.
That depends on what you mean by "end". One day, billions of years in the future, our sun will become a red giant and our current orbit will actually place the earth inside the sun. Will that be the end?
It is possible that still further billions of years in the future our solar system will end up crushed into nothingness in the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Is that the end you are thinking of?
Or do you mean the next natural disaster, like an asteroid or comet hitting the earth, causing a global extinction event, like the one that put an end to the dinosaurs? Is that the sort of end you mean?
Or, will man's stupidity cause an environmental disaster, thus putting an end to all human life on the planet? How about that for an end?
Lots of possible ends and much cleverer people than me cannot answer your question.
Only God knows the day and the hour that the end of the world will come.
No one knows that day and hour.
36"But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son,b but the Father only.
37For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
38For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark
39and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
40Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left.
41Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.
42Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
43But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into.
44Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
No one could ever truly know. It'll come as a surprise.
Nobody but God knows when the world will end.
I hate it when people talk about the end being in 2012. I am going to wake up in 2013 and laugh my ass off.
No one knows when the world will end, just God.
If there is no human self destruction of the planet, we would have to consider meteor strike as a possibility. Other than that, I agree with TD concerning that being approximately billions of years away. You need not worry for now. The only thing you need to worry about is mankind making it unhabitable.
I use logic and science or evidence to base my thoughts and beliefs. If I am ever told to remove logic to believe something then I know it is BS. I figured out when I was very young that there was no fat bearded man who flew reindeer to every home around the world in one night with toys and goodies that come from a magical sack with toys made by elves in the north pole.
Therefore I can not agree with a big sky daddy. I read the bible when in a Baptist private school, and it has BS written all over it. Stop buying bs, folks.
There will be no sky daddy coming down to end the earth. Relax.
Live your life like each day is your last. Conduct yourself as to make your family proud. You have time to correct your mistakes.....
Don't talk about the end girl, there are still so many things to see, so many place to be, and the life is short when it come to the love that you feel like getting from the person you love.....
When it has to come then it will surely come.... We don't have any control over that little detail.....
No,the world will not end in 2012. Yes, the sun will end up between Earth and a black hole, but that has ocurred every year for the past million years or so. Scientists have just recently discovered this so it seems as if this is the first time. But it is not.
For you? Less than 100 years from now, but don't sweat it.
If you believe in the Mayan calendar - December 12, 2012. If you don't believe that and think the world is able to last a bit more than the 5 billion years it's been here already, than another few billion years.
No one can estimate when the world will end. Only God knows when this will happen. Having said this, you should look in the Bible to see the signs of the end days. We are living in them now, Man is responsible for the damage to this earth and there is nothing we can do to reverse it.
Tough question. One without a definite answer. With that said, some ancient tribes believed it to be December 24th, 2012, while others believe (religion) that no man may know the hour nor the date.
Based on science, though, we are looking at about another 2-3 billion years (the sun will begin its death around that time, according to some scientists).
Yes, the world may,be going to end because of too much pollution and the ozone layer will be thin if there's a lot of smoke from factories, cars etc. Smoke causes the ozone layer to get thinner. The world can also end because of heat.
Maybe - but right now don't think about it, too early to think about it.
Your going to be dead before that happens.
The WORLD will end when Jesus comes back. In the Bible, it says you'll know that he has come because you'll see him with your own eyes and fall. You won't have any choice but to fall because he is so powerful, he is God! The REAL God!
Do we care about the end of our planet or is it the end of human existence that absorbs us? The end is just another beginning in disguise, and an uninhabitable planet is as much an end as is the sun setting to rise again for a new day.
Who is this god fellow that you all hold with a high regard while we piss over his creation?
They keep saying the world is going to end in 2012. It is really not going to end - it says it on the Bible, on the internet, even scientists say that it's reallly not true.
Yes, but no one will be living here when the world ends.
Only God and his angels know. If you say 2012, then ask yourself how do you know when it's going to end?
Only God knows. People think it will end 12/21/12 - but that is not true!
No, the world will not end in 2012 and yes, like Javaid Ahmed said, only God knows.
When I die, my world will end.
It won't end in 2012, that's just from a stupid film. It'll end in about 6 billion years and we'll be dead by then.
Only God knows and no people will be living on earth when he ends it.
Eventually, the entire universe will end during a process called the crunch. The crunch will pull the universe back to where and how it started. But that will be a long time from now, as the universe is still expanding outwards from the big bang explosion.
The World is ment to end roughly in a few billion years, as I believe. Nobody may ever know the answer but take it from professional scientists that say___--(The world will end in more than 3-5billion yrs time)***-- so stop worrying.
Personally I don't think so. This idea came from studying the Mayan calendar, which has a lot of prophecies and some of them have also been proven. And the calendar ends at the year 2012 and that's why some people are thinking that it might be the end of the world.
I don't think the world will ever end. Not within the next 1,000,000 years anyway. What happens is what happens. Besides, Heaven would be a better place anyway. Nothing to worry about.
And the world will NOT end in December 2012! A total myth. Although it is said for Christ to return to Earth on this date. YAY!
It's surprising that God actually let all this technology come into the world! Thank You God! Love him for everything he has given me.
When Jesus says it is time, because he said he will come like a thief in the night, we don't know the time day or hour of Jesus' coming for the redeeming of our souls. I say just focus on what's important to you, like family.
Enjoy what's here, don't lose interest trying see when the end is - no, actually, it is the beginning.
That's all - we only have two ways to live: To live or live to die. Which of the two are you doing?
No, I don't think so, not very soon at least.
That is hard to answer but the world will not end in 2012. I think we still have at least 1 thousand light years.
People say 2012 or 2010 but don't bet on it, if you do then we will all die, but I wonder . . . . .
I think that people are carried away because of the movie 2012. But who knows, it might not ever end. It could be in 60,000,000 years, but people are saying dumb stuff and that is why people are scared.
Never. Don't sweat because the world will end in 1000,0000,0000 billion and I won't be alive.
I read something about a dwarf planet called Nibiru that's supposedly coming closer to earth - and that it will cause a bunch of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados, etc.
If you think about it, it could have already started - I mean look at Japan.. Ooh, scary.
I also read that, because of this, the government believes that 2/3 of the worlds population can be wiped out because of this.
The governments all over the world are building bunkers for the "elite"... I'm going to laugh if nothing happens in the next few years and all those rich mofos are in the underground bunkers waiting for the "end" to come...
ASTEROIDS + METEORS
A major point of life so far is luck in terms of asteroids and meteors, one in particular where Jupiter's strong gravitational pull saved us, but eventually our luck will end.
THE SUN OVERHEATING
The sun will eventually expand. When it does, the earth will be uninhabitable and we will have to move one planet further from the sun, as the heat will melt ice, causing water, which causes oxygen so we will be able to survive.
In about four billion years, the sun is going to explode and we will all die.
This question only regards to great and creator of the creature(Allah). No one except Allah knows when the world would end, its facts have been recited in Holy Quran(The Holy Book of Muslims Sent by Allah by the assistance of Hazrat Mohmmad)
Quran says that the world will invarriably come to an end, the sun will be extinguished, there will be a great fear and an extremely large big bang, as was done in the starting of the world. All the stars and planets including sun, earth and the other seven planets that orbit around the sun will be crashed among themselves.
It is definitely a general fact that every creature with spirit must taste the bitterness of the death even if he is muslim or another one.
All of us will be presented to Allah for verdict of our actions performed in our lifetime.
The only way for rescue and liberation is to accept faith and admit the right way.
Hope not to be exhausted!
God made our planet earth and will not destroy it, as then it would have just been a waste of his time. So never - it will go on forever and ever.
An extraordinary set of thousands of circumstances, all at the same time and just at the right time, all came together wich formed the primordial soup (If you will) that allowed the first single-celled organisms to form on earth and to not only form, but to survive for millions of years until the conditions on earth were right to support multi-celled organisms that not only survived but thrived, and gave birth to everything we see today.
This includes both me and you - and everything that has ever lived on planet earth, and everything that will come after we homo-sapiens have evolved to our end, and we too will go by the way of the dinosaurs, and other life forms will evolve, and whatever life it shall be, will have been created also like us, from the primordial soup we came.
Armagageddon? Er, no.... A US preacher forecast that at the end of the earth, we will be swept up to heaven and well, space and time and chance will be a fine thing if the world were to come to the end and we would be able to predict it, which we are not.
2012 MMX11 will be a leap year, starting on a Sunday in the Gregorian calendar of the common era or Anno Domini of the Milennium and its the Alan Turing year ....And hey, so many contemporary scientists have disproved the Apocalypse versions.
Keep on Blurtit-ing and that will be good. I might still be dancing and singing and ding-a-linging, you know what....
Matter will create and we are part of a galaxy ..... The world will never end....that's its brilliance, we are part of the sun, moon and stars, and, gee, who wouldn't like to swing on a star.... Catch a few moonbeans and fly...haha.
Jesus said in the Bible, He will creep up like a stranger in the night. And the world will end, no one knows when that's going to happen.
Don't ask daft questions like this - you must be hating life asking questions like this. Get a life and enjoy what you've got. You never know what you've got until you've lost it!
The world will never end, never ever.
God promised to never destroy the world, so it's not - and aliens are real.
I wouldn't believe that it would end in 2012. Why would God make life so short?
Scientists said that the world would end in 200, but it didn't, so if the world does end, then okay.
My brother has autism and freaked out when he saw the commercial for 2012 and he asked me, "Are we going to die in 2012?" It's just so sad.