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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sorry, Harold Camping, the World Will End, but Not Anytime Soon

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 5:03 PM

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  • What Harold Camping doesn't know

There are times when science and religion can agree, like the fact that the planet will come to a fiery end. For instance, both NASA scientists and Harold Camping -- the Oakland Rapture predictor -- agree on this. But what they seem to differ on is the exact timing of the end of the world.

While Camping assures us that the Rapture will happen Oct. 21, 2011, NASA scientists argue otherwise, saying the planet still has some 500 million years of life to live -- not that even 1,000 more years would make a difference to us.

But if you are curious about how and when the world will crumbled to pieces, NASA planetologist Chris McKay will be a the Roxie Theater in San Francisco this weekend to explain the details.

"500 million years from now we will become a steam planet like Venus, and everyone will cook to death," McKay explains.

How exciting!

Read more about this doom and gloom in the Exhibitionist

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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