Has anyone heard of this? It basically says that since the population is exponentially growing, most of the people are going to appear a short time before the end of the world. Since we're here now, chances are we're near the end. I think they said there's something like a 95% chance the world will end in the next 9000 years. Here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_argument I don't like this argument. For one thing, it treats "now" as special, and I don't see why it is. If the first few people had had the math, they probably would have predicted the world would end with 99.9999% probability a few thousand years ago. True, the chances of being one of the first few people is extremely small. But it seems strange to ask what the chances of "being" someone are. It's sort of like drawing a hand of poker and then deciding you are the luckiest man alive because the chances of drawing that particular hand were astronomically small. We are around now because someone had to be, even if a trillion more humans are on their way.