Saturday, December 21, 2013
"This is going to happen!"
Harold Camping, Dogged Forecaster of the End of the World, Dies at 92. (The New York Times, 12/17/2013)
Dogged indeed. Starting in the 1970s, he predicted the world’s demise many times, drawing scant attention. His first widely noted doomsday was on May 21, 1988. He later published “1994?” — a 500-page book setting a range of dates that September. Despite the derision of mainstream Christian groups and scathing secular critics, Mr. Camping, having conceded errors in his earlier calculations, decided to try again in late 2008.