A medicine, esp. an ineffective one, prepared by an unqualified person.
A pet scheme, esp. one for bringing about some social or political reform or improvement.
panacea - cure-all
Must have read/seen something before I fell asleep and forgot, because I was having some weird dreams, and then I came up with this XD
EDIT:Since people have been thinking about the story behind this, here goes:
There is-a sci fi theme of there having been some sort of race before the creation of the earth and sun etc-then the big bang, referenced by the 'blasted bits' paragraph, and because of this they were destroyed and reduced to little bits that fly around, and they have 'the knowledge' as all ancients do, they try to explain this but of course they are shown the ignorance of human kind 'our words cluttered the spaces of electrons' and then it is too late, and as the apocalypse is nigh, they tell them that you imagined the destruction of the world, it is basically the uncovering of a great secret that will change the world (because that is what apocalypse really means, uncovering of knowledge, however the destruction idea was taken from biblical ideas).
I would have made it into an actual story, cause I love the idea and I love writing, but I always give up on my stories and I felt I would write it better so to speak in poetry form ^^