2012 - End of the world?

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  1. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    History channel ran a program today dealing with Mayan calendar and the doomsday prediction according to it. The date is December 21st, 2012 and on that day the sun will be at the center of the milky way and the Earth will have its polar axis shifted, which will result in catastrophic events on Earth. Personally I am skeptical about it as with every other doomsday predictions but it's intriguing nevertheless. Anybody else have read about it or seen the TV programs?
     
  2. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Honestly why do care about some thing a 5000 year old civilization said? It´s not the first time someone or something predicts the end of times.

    What´s with the obession with doomsday? Sheesh. Why cannot be some good and positive prophecies?
     
  3. Darkspeed

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    A good point, actually.. .When was the last time anyone predicted anythnig good would happen? Maybe the Mayans got it wrong; Maybe in 2012, it'll do something amazing like, I dunno, rain candy...

    Personally, I reckon the Mayans were trying to play a big joke on everyone.
     
  4. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    andat the year 2000 every computer would break down. thw world is chaning yes but it has always done so and will always do long long after we are dead.
     
  5. shortround

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    doomsday is a lie man every 1 nos it
     
  6. Omnius

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    A frequently-missed point is that Mayans believed life and the universe moved in a never-ending cycle... So when their calendar reaches the end, they just go back to the start of it again.

    I'm amazed people don't research this thing better before making TV 'documentaries' telling people the end is nigh...
     
  7. Dinobot Nuva

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    I figure they just got lazy, hell the Mayans were around a LOOONG time ago. If was the guy carving future dates into the wall I think I'd probably decide to just call it quits after a while "I ain't never gonna be old enough to see this, why the hell should we keep track THAT long!?" and the project was subsequently DROPPED, because they PROBABLY had better things to do besides drawing up calendars foe eons later.

    DN
     
  8. Schide

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    No.

    Stupid question, simple answer.
     
  9. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't necessarly believe in prophicies but love to watch the shows History Channel does. I watched them again today but have seen them before. They also reran Countdown to Armageddeon.
     
  10. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I'm expecting the doom of UK tax revenue thanks to the 2012 Olympics, but the not the world itself.

    I've got my bee repellent and magnetite insulation thougth, so i'll be ready if it comes.
     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    You can stop right there. We would have to be moving at a few thousands the speed of light. The distance from the Sun to the center of galactic mass is something like 26,000 light years.
     
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    It isn't just the Mayans--they were just the first to sort out the astronomical projections. December 21st, 2012 (the winter solstice) marks the first conjunction in almost 5200 years of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Equator of the Milky Way and the path of the Sun. Regarding polar shifts, it's more likely that our sun's polarity will shift (not the earth's), causing potentially catastrophic solar flares, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc, etc. Basically, biblical Apocalypse. Folks, this isn't another "Y2K" hype machine--there is real cause for concern, and I suggest you get your affairs in order.
     
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    I'm just curious here... What happened the last time the universe did all that stuff you were just talking about?
     
  14. ILoveDinobot

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    At least the TF movies will be done before then. And I just wanted to the "this thread again!?"
     
  15. General Magnus

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    Bah. There´s only one true ending i´d welcome. Ragnarock.

    Mayan doomsday = Natural disasters, ect = lame

    Ragnarock = the ultimate good vs evil fight = pure win

    So I say, break out the wolfs, the trolls, the snakes and the giants!

    For Asgard!
     
  16. Reeds

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    The world can't end until I'm out of money.

    I'm thinking 2013. May-ish.
     
  17. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    You're off by 100 years.

    2112 is the end of the world. It's also an awesome album.
     
  18. Omnius

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    Assuming you're being serious, please collect your tin foil hat at the door...
     
  19. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Me wants one.
     
  20. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I used to throw fits like a 2 year old when the history channel would go on a Doomsday or a Hitler worship marathon. Nine shows in a row about doomsday or asteroids hitting us or floods or something, then a day or two later, GestapoVision where they have Rommel's barber talking about the man's fingernail obsessions. geez.

    we are all aware that mathematically, we are not exactly safe in the universe. odds are in favor of a rock the size of Mars hitting us, or something. Hell, the best minds are telling us that our sun has about 5 billion years left in its battery before we should stock up on a new solar source.

    but do we have to hear about it so much?

    I knew a man (served in WWII and in very terrifying places) who told me once, the end of the world isn't rocks in the sky or volcanoes or oceans boiling over. The end of the world is when your world ends. after that, you don't really care about this place anymore.
    that's the point i think all these shows are missing. we get blotted out, who cares? just hope a few amoeba make it and start over, right?

    ok, i am seriously depressed.
     

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