The old Doomsday Clock is not what we need. We need to be counting down to the end based on other issues.
Exhibit A: "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, founded in 1945 as a newsletter distributed among nuclear physicists concerned by the possibility of nuclear war, has since grown into an organization focused more generally on man made threats to the survival of human civilization"...but
Exhibit B: " the organization added that the “dangers posed by climate change are nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons"...and
Exhibit C: No discussion of abortion, elderly rights to life, or other pro-life statement. No discussions about the destruction of families by the culture of death.
The article HERE from San Diego's Union Tribune does tell us alot in their article about the scientists who run the "Doomsday clock." It tells us that "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" has "grown into an organization focused more generally on man made threats to the survival of human civilization." However the Bulletin of the Atomic Liberalists does not ever mention the man made threats to the survival of human civilization such as abortion. How many people have been killed since scientists developed nuclear weapons? About 104,000 deaths. How many people have died from "global warming"? According to Al Gore, everyone will die of this, actual deaths 0. On the other hand, how many people have been murdered due to abortion? According to the American Life League at least 600,000,000 only since 1965 when the first states began to decriminalize it. That's right:
nuclear weapons = 104,000...
abortion = 600,000,000...
global warming=16 penguins (maybe)
In my opinion the Doomsday clock needs to be changed. The article quotes: "'As scientists, we understand the dangers of nuclear weapons and their devastating effects, and we are learning how human activities and technologies are affecting climate systems in ways that may forever change life on Earth,' said Stephen Hawking, the renowned cosmologist and mathematician. " Too bad us regular folk cain'tn understand nuttin' wid' out dems scientisters. You know Stevie, I think even the non-scientist types can comprehend the dangers of a nuclear attack. But what I guess the "We're-better-than-you-because-we're-scientists" crowd can't seem to get that us fortunate dummies seem to get is that the biggest threat to mankind is not nukes, but instead is the killing of our own kind...legally. We're killing our next generation. How can we expect a greater future when we're killing it? How can we learn from the past if we kill them too?
I propose a new, Pro-life Doomsday clock. According to this clock we will be able to tell how close the crazies are to the brink of destroying our civilization. Whereas "the decisions to move the clock is made by the bulletin's board, which is composed of prominent scientists and policy experts, in coordination with the group's sponsors (are Nancy Pelosi or John Kerry sponsors?)," the Pro-life Doomsday clock will be moved according to the real policy experts, the men and women of faith.
Of course this clock will not be just about abortion but also euthanasia, and maybe also different Pro-family issues should be involved too such as same-sex marriages/unions. So not just a Pro-life clock but a real civilization doomsday clock.
I also propose that this new clock be set at 11:55 just like the Inconvenient-Truth clock, I mean doomsday clock described in the article. I think this is a good starting point after the election of a mostly anti-life congress. Heck, it should be moved closer just from Santorum not getting re-elected. I guess everyone should get a second chance though (I'm talking to you Pennsylvania, re-elect Santorum).
Let me know what ye thinketh noble, expert board members.