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yaykarin t1_j611lcs wrote

It's real - in that - there is a doomsday clock. It exists and yes this year it is the closest it's ever been to "doomsday" at 90 seconds, but ultimately it's an entirely arbitrary system.

It could tick down to 1 second to Doomsday and stay there in perpetuity. Meaningless. If it started in 1947 and has bounced back and forth with its predictions ever since - it is entirely meaningless.

Frankly I think if the global pandemic didn't somehow set it to closest to doomsday ever I don't understand how it is now.