The End of the World

The End of the World

Well, it turns out that the Mayans (or, at least, some of their more imaginative interpreters) were wrong. The world didn't end on 21 December 2012. But the prediction nonetheless raised a bunch of issues related to the end of the world, apocalyptic literature, and so on, some of which I was invited to talk about on BBC Radio 4's Beyond Belief. In case you're interested, thhe programme is dur to be broadcast today at 4:30pm, and you can also listen online at the BBC website.