End of the Earth Postponed??

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    Oct 20, 2010 8:00 AM GMT
    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! icon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gif

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101019/sc_livescience/endoftheearthpostponed

    DAMMIT!!!!
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    Oct 20, 2010 8:03 AM GMT
    Oh god damnit, I was looking forward to 2012 being the new 2000.

    But still, isn't the Earth going to be aligned with the sun and the HUGE black hole in the center of our Galaxy Dec 21st, 2012 anyway? I mean that could have some effect on the Earth still. But we'll just have to wait and see...
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    Oct 20, 2010 9:04 AM GMT
    2012 will still be end end of the world for lots of people. There will probably be a mass suicide just as predicted because of all the people who just lost all their profits from promoting the doomsday propaganda. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 20, 2010 9:16 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidOh god damnit, I was looking forward to 2012 being the new 2000.

    But still, isn't the Earth going to be aligned with the sun and the HUGE black hole in the center of our Galaxy Dec 21st, 2012 anyway? I mean that could have some effect on the Earth still. But we'll just have to wait and see...


    I heard that alignment is already over, that we started entering alignment in 2006 (its slow), that perfect alignment happened in 2009, and 2012 will be when the earth leaves that plane
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    Oct 20, 2010 9:28 AM GMT
    amar_m said
    JAKEBENSON saidOh god damnit, I was looking forward to 2012 being the new 2000.

    But still, isn't the Earth going to be aligned with the sun and the HUGE black hole in the center of our Galaxy Dec 21st, 2012 anyway? I mean that could have some effect on the Earth still. But we'll just have to wait and see...


    I heard that alignment is already over, that we started entering alignment in 2006 (its slow), that perfect alignment happened in 2009, and 2012 will be when the earth leaves that plane
    The one thing it forgot to mention (and I just remembered) is that we're still under a Solar Storm Warning till 2013 because the sun is entering its solar maximum. This solar maximum is expected to produce larger flares than usual. This has nothing to do with the 2012 doomsday forecast...it's a real event that has the potential to do some major damage to our electrical and communications infrastructure.
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    Oct 20, 2010 1:28 PM GMT
    paulflexes said2012 will still be end end of the world for lots of people. There will probably be a mass suicide just as predicted because of all the people who just lost all their profits from promoting the doomsday propaganda. icon_lol.gif
    Gawd I hope so!
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    Oct 20, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    Some achievements of the Mayan civilization are amazing, but scholars like Hal Lindsey, Grant Jeffrey, and Jack Van Impe show that the Bible provides credible prophecy.

    Everyone should be aware of Bible prophecy. The rebirth of Israel, increase in earthquakes, alliance between Russia and Iran, increase in anti-Semitism, the rise of the antichrist, the Tribulation, Armageddon, the Second Coming, are much better bets.

    By the way, the Bible never claims that the world ends.
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    Oct 20, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
    I continue to be afraid of the end of the universe every year I buy a new calendar... They always seem to end that same year. HA!!! ...icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 20, 2010 3:06 PM GMT
    Oh phooey, here I thought that the agony of dating would have an expiration date. Now I have to make plans for 2013 and beyond... *sigh*

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    Oct 20, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidOh god damnit, I was looking forward to 2012 being the new 2000.

    But still, isn't the Earth going to be aligned with the sun and the HUGE black hole in the center of our Galaxy Dec 21st, 2012 anyway? I mean that could have some effect on the Earth still. But we'll just have to wait and see...


    Jupiter exerts more gravitational pull on us than the black hole at the center of the galaxy, and given the number of times Earth has aligned with Jupiter on the opposite side of the sun, it's empirically proven it ain't gonna kill us.
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    Oct 20, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidOh god damnit, I was looking forward to 2012 being the new 2000.

    But still, isn't the Earth going to be aligned with the sun and the HUGE black hole in the center of our Galaxy Dec 21st, 2012 anyway? I mean that could have some effect on the Earth still. But we'll just have to wait and see...


    It won't matter either way. A black hole in the center of our galaxy wouldn't have the gravitational pull to suck up earth in such a short time frame.

    And even if it did, it wouldn't matter for us. As we approach the black hole time will dilate and slow down to less than 1/1000000th of its original pace. We'd basically be looking a swirly-shaped object in the sky for many many centuries.


    < /geek >
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    Oct 20, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    2012 is old news.

    we need the next end of the world date because there are movies to be made, web sites to put up , flyers to distribute , suicide pacts to be made .
    that stuff takes time.
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    Oct 20, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    jockfever saidSome achievements of the Mayan civilization are amazing, but scholars like Hal Lindsey, Grant Jeffrey, and Jack Van Impe show that the Bible provides credible prophecy.

    Everyone should be aware of Bible prophecy. The rebirth of Israel, increase in earthquakes, alliance between Russia and Iran, increase in anti-Semetism, the rise of the antichrist, the Tribulation, Armageddon, the Second Coming, are much better bets.

    By the way, the Bible never claims that the world ends.


    "Scholars"? Our language is being watered down to near meaninglessness with every year. I guess that might herald the actual end of the world.

    Oh, and for those scholars: Luke 21:33, Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

    If that's not a claim of the end of the world, then I can't read.
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    Oct 20, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    jockfever saidSome achievements of the Mayan civilization are amazing, but scholars like Hal Lindsey, Grant Jeffrey, and Jack Van Impe show that the Bible provides credible prophecy.

    Everyone should be aware of Bible prophecy. The rebirth of Israel, increase in earthquakes, alliance between Russia and Iran, increase in anti-Semetism, the rise of the antichrist, the Tribulation, Armageddon, the Second Coming, are much better bets.

    By the way, the Bible never claims that the world ends.


    "Scholars"? Our language is being watered down to near meaninglessness with every year. I guess that might herald the actual end of the world.

    Oh, and for those scholars: Luke 21:33, Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

    If that's not a claim of the end of the world, then I can't read.



    Sounds like they mean "everything will end, except bullshit, that will survive all"
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    Oct 20, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    Tazo995 saidSounds like they mean "everything will end, except bullshit, that will survive all"


    "Scholars" are checking prophesy as we speak to address this issue. I imagine sermons expanded to book-length publications are in the works.
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    Oct 20, 2010 5:09 PM GMT
    I was more immediately concerned with the increased sunspot activity that scientists are predicting for 2011-2013...until I realized it will only be half what we saw in 99-02.

    Maybe that's why the world went batshit crazy in those years (Colombine, W elected, 9/11, etc.)
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    Oct 20, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    paulflexes said2012 will still be end end of the world for lots of people. There will probably be a mass suicide just as predicted because of all the people who just lost all their profits from promoting the doomsday propaganda. icon_lol.gif


    Actually, people's beliefs are often boosted by contrary evidence.
    See "When Prophecy Fails" (wikipedia breakdown):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Prophecy_Fails

    The basic idea is that the idea of being wrong stings so bad that you invent a loophole in your fiction and cling to it even more strongly to avoid the pain of realizing you're full of it. Referring to the above example:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Prophecy_FailsFestinger and his colleagues infiltrated Mrs. Keech's group and reported the following sequence of events:[3]

    *Prior to December 20. The group shuns publicity. Interviews are given only grudgingly. Access to Keech's house is only provided to those who can convince the group that they are true believers. The group evolves a belief system—provided by the automatic writing from the planet Clarion—to explain the details of the cataclysm, the reason for its occurrence, and the manner in which the group would be saved from the disaster.

    *December 20. The group expects a visitor from outer space to call upon them at midnight and to escort them to a waiting spacecraft. As instructed, the group goes to great lengths to remove all metallic items from their persons. As midnight approaches, zippers, bra straps, and other objects are discarded. The group waits.

    *12:05 A.M., December 21. No visitor. Someone in the group notices that another clock in the room shows 11:55. The group agrees that it is not yet midnight.

    *12:10 A.M. The second clock strikes midnight. Still no visitor. The group sits in stunned silence. The cataclysm itself is no more than seven hours away.

    *4:00 A.M. The group has been sitting in stunned silence. A few attempts at finding explanations have failed. Keech begins to cry.

    *4:45 A.M. Another message by automatic writing is sent to Keech. It states, in effect, that the God of Earth has decided to spare the planet from destruction. The cataclysm has been called off: "The little group, sitting all night long, had spread so much light that God had saved the world from destruction."

    *Afternoon, December 21. Newspapers are called; interviews are sought. In a reversal of its previous distaste for publicity, the group begins an urgent campaign to spread its message to as broad an audience as possible.


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    Oct 20, 2010 6:25 PM GMT
    neosyllogyActually, people's beliefs are often boosted by contrary evidence.
    See "When Prophecy Fails" (wikipedia breakdown):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Prophecy_Fails



    NOW i finally understand those christians. So that's how it works.
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    Oct 20, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
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    amar_m said
    JAKEBENSON saidOh god damnit, I was looking forward to 2012 being the new 2000.

    But still, isn't the Earth going to be aligned with the sun and the HUGE black hole in the center of our Galaxy Dec 21st, 2012 anyway? I mean that could have some effect on the Earth still. But we'll just have to wait and see...


    I heard that alignment is already over, that we started entering alignment in 2006 (its slow), that perfect alignment happened in 2009, and 2012 will be when the earth leaves that plane
    The one thing it forgot to mention (and I just remembered) is that we're still under a Solar Storm Warning till 2013 because the sun is entering its solar maximum. This solar maximum is expected to produce larger flares than usual. This has nothing to do with the 2012 doomsday forecast...it's a real event that has the potential to do some major damage to our electrical and communications infrastructure.



    Explains y at&t sucks then
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    Oct 20, 2010 6:39 PM GMT
    Oh that's awesome. I've been writing the sequel to 2012 and it kept getting rejected by producers because it's titled 2013...

    They kept saying that 2012 was the end of the story...

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    Oct 20, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    ..... and I feel fine
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    Oct 20, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    So as we get closer to 2012 they push the date back just in case they are wrong?

    How convenient.
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    Oct 20, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    Are you telling me Nostradamus lied?
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    Oct 20, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    Tazo995 said
    JAKEBENSON saidOh god damnit, I was looking forward to 2012 being the new 2000.

    But still, isn't the Earth going to be aligned with the sun and the HUGE black hole in the center of our Galaxy Dec 21st, 2012 anyway? I mean that could have some effect on the Earth still. But we'll just have to wait and see...


    It won't matter either way. A black hole in the center of our galaxy wouldn't have the gravitational pull to suck up earth in such a short time frame.

    And even if it did, it wouldn't matter for us. As we approach the black hole time will dilate and slow down to less than 1/1000000th of its original pace. We'd basically be looking a swirly-shaped object in the sky for many many centuries.


    < /geek >


    Not to mention that as we get sucked in by the gravitational pull of a black hole, that the increased gravity (up to infinity) will also make time slow down at the same speed, so that in our subjective experience, time slowing down to infinity, we will never expereince being sucked into it....