Impending Space Doom
Dark Matter Destruction
Lisa Randall, Harvard physicist, believes that the dinosaurs may have gone extinct due to a foreign object from space colliding into the earth. First, in an interview with David Freeman, Randall said that "It encountered a disc of dark matter that dislodged the distant object, thereby precipitating this cataclysmic impact"(Randall 18). Because of this apocalyptic event the dinosaurs became completely extinct. This could very well happen again.
Effects of Impact
Randall conveys her anxiety that this cataclysmic event could reoccur. When asked if we should be worried about the mass extinction reoccurring, she said,"... It's possible that an infelicitously directed one could hit and wipe out a major population center..."(Randall 23). Because it can happen to the dinosaurs it could very well happen to us.
Assuming that mankind doesn't drive itself to annihilation, the end of the world will come from space. Society should ask itself, is it really safe to ignore the possibility of cosmic carnage?