Seems that historically there have always been folks worried about the end of the world. It's as if you could enjoy life, but you still must live in fear of it suddenly being snatched from you. And, once that fear overcomes you, that's become a new goal. So, it's a bizarre cycle - the need to have a goal which happens to be the end. The best part of these naysayers is that the morning after the failed prophecy, they just dust off and realign their deadline to a new schedule. I wonder if anyone ever used MS Project for this?