Douglas Adams Predicted It
In the Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe, all the dolphins disappear from the Earth knowing it is about to be destroyed. I'm thinking the bees know something we don't.
Ooooh. I think I've figured it out. The original colonist of Earth only leased the planet. The Mayans, being descendants of the original bookkeeper, knew the lease would be up in 2012. In 2012, the owners of planet plan to demolish it to make a new, more luxurious series of smaller planets (town planets, if you will, or condoplanetiums) - promoting a lifestyle more than just living.
The bees (and probably several other species we haven't been watching) have been leaving the planet by their own means.
So, we have to go to the planning office in Alpha Centauri and get a copy of the lease and fight the eviction.
Douglas Adams saw it all but slightly skewered!
Posted by Marmy on June 25, 2008 11:54 AM