What Else Do We Have To Lose But Our Misperceptions?

№2(148), 2020

The science and security board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists revealed on 23 January 2020 that it has moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock another 20 seconds closer to the midnight hour. “It is 100 seconds to midnight,” announced the Bulletin's president and CEO, Rachel Bronson. “The Doomsday Clock is a globally recognized indicator of the vulnerability of our existence,” said former Irish President Mary Robinson. Midnight is the metaphor of the final doomsday annihilation. The minute hand was never so close to the brink of a global catastrophe since 1947 when it was originally launched amid the Cold War animosity. In a wider context, never before, at least in my lifetime, was the traditional matrix of human behaviour, perceptions and...

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