Stories of How the World Didn't End
February 21, 2012 9:12 AM Subscribe
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John Michael Greer, blogging at The Archdruid Report
, has recently been rounding off his entries with stories of end-of-the-world predictions that did not come true.
The stories, drawn from his book Apocalypse Not
, began with an example appended to the tail end of an essay
concerning a possible speculative bubble forming around shale gas markets, and have continued to appear regularly since then.
Greer's interest in end of the world predictions appears to be rooted in a desire to counteract the kind of environmental harm that he believes can result from belief that (on the one hand) the end
is nigh, or, on the other hand, belief in unlimited open
progress. Greer is the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America
, and the author of a strikingly odd
collection of books.