End of the World"I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." –Genesis 9:11The first hint of the end of the world started in the marketing department of a contraceptives firm. Their latest batch of studies came back with stunning results—their product had achieved 100.0% effectiveness. They had created the perfect contraceptive. Their scientists weren't exactly sure how their product had suddenly become a magic bullet, but with the number of parties that suddenly sprang up, questioning voices died down quickly. A new advertising campaign was designed, but hours before the press release was due, a corporate back channel revealed that three of their competitors had come to the same conclusion with their own research. The press release was canceled pending a thorough investigation.Meanwhile, hospital maternity wards began to empty.