I suggest that students keep a chart of predictions of the end of the Earth, or other psychics’ predictions, and see how accurate they are.
And tommorrow, September 21, students tracking such things should get an eye-opener one way or another.
Here’s a site that predicts the beginning of the end for September 21, 2009. It’s an odd, unholy amalgam of Mayan woo, Nostradamus, pagan woo and Christian hoo-haw.
Be sure to check back Tuesday morning.
P. Z. Myers at Pharyngula dug up the site. More discussion there — much of it deliciously rude.