MERS- WHO Says It’s NOT an Emergency Until Millions are Dead

A news report was released by the World Health Organization yesterday about MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Interestingly, it coincided with me prepping for a lecture that I’ll be delivering in a couple of days on the relationship between communicable diseases and apocalyptic events. The report stated that it’s not an emergency yet. But …

And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places…

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. Luke 21:10 A LinkedIn friend just posted a link from Gizmodo showing a timelapse image of earthquake activity in April 2014. You’ll see it was a busy month worldwide, or as the Bible …

Ebola is Back!

Ebola was really popular back in the 1990’s. There was Richard Preston’s book The Hot Zone and then the movie Outbreak starring Dustin Hoffman. Those two media powerhouses made Ebola quite the chic disease and took the pressure of off AIDS and HIV. After all, with Ebola, there were no sexual overtones involved. It was …

DC Comics’ The Wake and Skysurfing in the Apocalypse

You all know I’m a big apocalypse nerd. It really doesn’t matter if it’s zombies or robots. What I like most about apocalyptic fiction isn’t the cause of the societal collapse, but what our current world ends up looking like. I found this gem in DC Comics’ new series The Wake by Scott Snyder. Could …