Thus, hiding in plain sight, the social scientists covertly investigated a simple, but undoubtedly interesting, phenomenon: what would happen if, on that very day, the world remained as it was?
What do you think happened? Perhaps you believe, in the face of excruciating evidence - i.e. everyone is still alive - people would just leave their humble doomsday temple never to return? If the entire cult’s philosophy revolved around earth’s destruction on a particular day, and it didn’t happen, then perhaps it’s time to pack your bags and look up some other doomsday cult or at least re-evaluate your beliefs, right? Actually, if people were so simple, I would’ve never started this blog.