Wow, that was a real marathon of Doom Sayers last night. But I eat it up! History channel played about 5 consecutive hours of end of the world, judgement day, live while you still have the time, programming.
First it was the "Lost Book of Nostradamus" which couldn't be proved one way or the other but was signed by the ancient "Seer". Then the 7 signs, a Biblical take on what's going on in the world today, and how it reflects on the Revelations in the Bible. Frankly, the bad things that are happening today, have been happening since the book of Revelations was written, so... as interesting as it was, not really buying into that scenario. Finally another Nostradamus episode that slightly differed from the 1st.
The common thread with these, and other shows that discuss the end of the world, seem to be the fact that every ancient culture predicted it. This is what has always drawn me to the subject. It's an inescapable fact, all cultures have believed the end will come, and many claim to have had visions.
There were several new theories brought up in the 7 Signs program. Red Tide, a toxic organism capable of turning the oceans the color of blood. Poisoning the waters of the world, killing off marine life and so starting a domino effect that ends with us.
But I encourage you to watch the programs, many of which you can view on-line at: http://www.history.com/content/armageddon
Alternatively, if you're reading this blog you're probably interested in the genre. Pick up The Judas Syndrome. Available in paperback. Get it at Amazon.com or directly via the author at http://www.the-judas-syndrome.com/