Despite the Mayan calendar, I predict we will make it through the end of the day. Many song lyrics come to mind:
"It's the end of the world as we know it..."
"When the flood calls
You have no home, you have no walls in the thunder crash
You're a thousand minds, within a flash
Don't be afraid to cry at what you see
The actors gone, there's only you and me
And if we break before the dawn,
They'll use up what we used to be
Lord, here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood"
"In a hundred million years, when the planet disappears
You and I will stay and watch the world fade away
And in a million trillion years, when the stars all disappear
You and I will stay and watch it all fade away"
Where you are, I'll never know
But I'm still here
If you were right, and I was wrong
Why are you the one that's gone
I'm still here
But if it were the last day on earth, it's nice that it would be on a Friday, so we could finish the work week.
Optimism is alive in the lab.