In the lower levels of the Coruscant Temple there was a garden; peaceful under the quiet, almost heavy layers of the Force, beautiful and complicated, full of riddles and winding paths and puzzles that never looked quite the same any time you saw them.
It was a labour of love, both a memory immortalised and an offering to the rest of the Temple, so its creator never considered his name to be particularly important – not attached to the garden, anyway. It didn’t seem important then. Or perhaps it would have revealed far more about the creator than he was comfortable with.
It certainly wasn’t important now, when that garden lay in ruins.
The Bulletin’s science and security board combines measures of the probability of nuclear war, biosecurity disasters, climate change, and various other doomsday scenarios, to set the clock closer or farther away from midnight. The fewer minutes left until midnight, the closer we are to the end of the world.
On Thursday, the scientists behind the Doomsday Clock moved its hands to 2 ½ minutes to midnight.
Our projected demise has not been so near since 1953
In a statement explaining the decision, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientist’s Science and Security board
pointed to one man: Donald Trump.
An 1945, the scientists involved in creating the first atomic weapons
founded the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, its Doomsday Clock charting
our path toward total destruction through some of the most precarious
moments in history. Read more