Daily Mail Spreads 2012 Suicide Idea
January 10, 2012
For a publication with the reach of the Daily Mail, suggesting that some people are considering killing themselves – as a response to the 2012 meme – is irresponsible. It will almost certainly cause some additional people to make such a consideration.
There is nothing new in the article at all – just a mish mash of articles that have appeared over the years.
David Morrison, senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, said he had been receiving about ten emails a day from worried members of the public who are ‘seriously, seriously upset’.
A young woman from Denmark wrote to him saying: ‘Mother of one daughter and another coming.
Yesterday I was considering killing myself, the baby in my stomach and my beloved two-year-old daughter before December 2012 for fear of having to experience the Earth’s destruction.’
Another, a 13-year-old American, wrote: ‘I am considering suicide. I am scared to tears?.?.?. I don’t want to live any more, I deserve an explanation.’
A third wrote: ‘I am so scared. My only friend is my little dog. When should I put her to sleep so she won’t suffer when the Earth is destroyed?’