Live Science quotes professor and Chair of the Department of Religion Lorenzo DiTommaso who comments on the impact that the internet has had on spreading doomsday rumours. This article is reprised by Yahoo! News, Christian Post, Fox News, Oregon Herald and The Moscow News. DiTommaso is also quoted by Agence Science Presse in an article on the same topic.
Le Devoir publishes an op-ed written by DiTommaso that discusses why the Mayan calendar does not spell the end of the world and why people are so drawn to doomsday prophesies. Articles on the same issue that also quote DiTommaso appear in MSNBC, two separate articles in The Globe and Mail (The Globe and Mail andThe Globe and Mail). DiTommaso also appeared on Forum (no audio currently available) a radio program on NPR San Francisco to discuss a similar topic.
On Thursday, December 20 DiTommaso appeared on Al-Jazeera’s critically acclaimed program The Stream (appearance begins at 4:20) and on China Radio International Today (audio). The Globe and Mail interviews DiTommaso on the same topic and he is quoted in an article by LiveScience that is reprised by Yahoo! News Canada, Yahoo! News and Oregon Herald.
Finally on Friday, December 21, DiTommaso appeared on CJAD’s The Tommy Schnurmacher Show (no link currently available).