Alas, our Mayan forebears tell us that we’re at the end of a long cycle. At least all you triskaidekaphobes can take heart, the 13th b’ak’tun is finally over. You’ve certainly heard about this already, as the winter solstice just coming up is the Actual Day. I just wanted to say that it’s been good to know ya. No really. Each ending is also a beginning.
If that isn’t enough to bother you, then consider this. According to our Scientists, 96% percent of the Universe is missing. Well they don’t like to say missing. They prefer the word “dark”. Dark matter, dark energy, or some shit. That dark stuff is what’s making the Universe fly away from itself at an accelerated pace. Or so they say. I’m currently listening to a book about this topic. It’s called The 4% Universe. Apparently astrophysicists are sort of dorky.
Not to worry. If you do some Googling, you’ll find equal parts optimism and pessimism out there in the noosphere. The Old Agers seem to think that the sun will burn us up while earthquakes and aliens destroy our Great Cities. The New Agers seem to think that December 21 will expose our species to all the wisdom we can collectively handle. Take your pick.