Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,
Beemer
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Eschatology

I ran across one of my favorite quotes today and wanted to preserve it here for reference. [This quote was apparently published in Asimov's Book of Facts in 1979; I'm not sure about its provenance beyond that.]

Behold:

"The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." --Assyrian clay tablet, ca. 2800 BC

Just remember that the next time you're angsting about elections or whatever.

(Although, I have to admit: as long as people continue to predict The End Of The World As We Know It, eventually somebody will be right...)
Tags: end of the world, quotes
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