Stepping back from doomsday

  • 28 January 2020
  • NormanL

You may have heard of the so-called "Doomsday Clock," a rhetorical device created during the Cold War by atomic scientists to warn about the dangers of nuclear war. The clock is still a thing -- its hands moving each year slightly closer to what, we are told, is "midnight," and the end of the human race (it's currently about two minutes to midnight, if you're wondering).