Apocalypse 2010: Do you believe it?

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    Jan 25, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
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    I'm watching a documentary based on the book Apocalypse 2010 on "The Passionate Eye". Scientists actually believe that the world will end in 2012. I didn't believe it at first, but i'm kind of scared after watching the documentary. The director who made the movie "2010", actually used this book as a reference and was freaked out about it. According to the documentary, people are actually buying "Gas Masks" and building "Safe Room" in their basement (that's how serious some people are taking it). So, do you guys believe in it? Because, i don't think i believe it.
  • disasterpiece

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    Jan 25, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    No.
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    Jan 25, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    I can't wait ! :-)

    life is hard and often filled with pain
    So the idea of being poweless and letting go of all of everything you have due to the fact that there is no other route, is actually pretty comforting.

    So may it be true, then great. Seriously icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 25, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    No.
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    Jan 25, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Bullshit.

    I believe the world will end one day but not disappear. By "end" I mean drastically change icon_wink.gif
    We can't go on like this forever, we are killing the planet.
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    Not really

    As a Geography/Ethnic Studies major, the Earth has Geological Epochs every 23,000 yrs or so... and Its not time 4 it yet...Earth has gone through weather change, but humans can adapt. Plate tectonics shift 1in a year so no major movement will happen. As for those who live in NZ, Greenland, Iceland, or near the Pacific Rim might experience a little more geological activity in this decade than previous one, but none as major that would destroy humanity.

    remember this...

    2000: "OMGE world is going to dead, new millennium!"

    2001: "Omgee twin towers fell, huge bombs are going to destroy us all!"

    2006: :Omgee 06/06/06 devil will rise!"

    2010: "Omgee new decade is coming!"

    2012: "OMGE Ancient Civilizations say we're going to die because their calendar has an end!"

    come on humans, what should scare you is your own humans and what they do in times like this....

    GET EDUCATED and study the EARTH! Physical and culturally nonetheless study your HISTORY!
  • rnch

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    Jan 26, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    nahhh..this same "doom & gloom" was spewed forth during WW II.

    we survived then; we'll survive now.
  • needleninja

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    Jan 26, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    they already determined that they miscalculated the date on the calander, so no.
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    Astronomers have located ~6000 asteroids large enough to wipe out all life on earth. They estimate there are over 20,000 asteroids of that size, and are constantly searching for more. Realistically, one could skip under the radar and not be noticed 'till it's too late...it's a big sky.

    Solar flares have plagued our planet since its beginning. Now our technology is highly susceptible to them. There is a whole team of scientists dedicated to watching the sun 24/7 because we're entering another "solar maximum" which is a periods where solar flares are most probable; and they're estimating that the upcoming "season" could produce flares larger than what we usually experience...large enough to disrupt earth's magnetic field and allow the radiation to penetrate it, causing lots of problems.

    Yellowstone Supervolcano, well, probably not a factor. But then again, humankind has never witness a supervolcano eruption, so nobody knows the warning signs.

    So in reality, yes, the probability of life being wiped out in 2012 is fairly high. It has nothing to do with ancient calendars or prophetic writings. It has to do with the fact that earth has been through lots of shit, and will continue to go through lots of shit. We've just been lucky to have none of that shit in recent years. The date 2012 is just another doomsday date to scare people who enjoy being scared. The actual end of the world will happen when it happens.

    PS. 1000's of people reach the end of their worlds every day (death). When you really stop to think about it, even if we do experience the final end of the world, the death from it won't be any different from the death we're already destined to face.
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidAstronomers have located ~6000 asteroids large enough to wipe out all life on earth. They estimate there are over 20,000 asteroids of that size, and are constantly searching for more. Realistically, one could skip under the radar and not be noticed 'till it's too late...it's a big sky.

    Solar flares have plagued our planet since its beginning. Now our technology is highly susceptible to them. There is a whole team of scientists dedicated to watching the sun 24/7 because we're entering another "solar maximum" which is a periods where solar flares are most probable; and they're estimating that the upcoming "season" could produce flares larger than what we usually experience...large enough to disrupt earth's magnetic field and allow the radiation to penetrate it, causing lots of problems.

    Yellowstone Supervolcano, well, probably not a factor. But then again, humankind has never witness a supervolcano eruption, so nobody knows the warning signs.

    So in reality, yes, the probability of life being wiped out in 2012 is fairly high. It has nothing to do with ancient calendars or prophetic writings. It has to do with the fact that earth has been through lots of shit, and will continue to go through lots of shit. We've just been lucky to have none of that shit in recent years. The date 2012 is just another doomsday date to scare people who enjoy being scared. The actual end of the world will happen when it happens.

    PS. 1000's of people reach the end of their worlds every day (death). When you really stop to think about it, even if we do experience the final end of the world, the death from it won't be any different from the death we're already destined to face.


    I've read about solar flares being the most plausible threat to our planet at this time. But what does it have to do with 2012 ? It could be tomorrow, or 2020... Or 3714 (I hope not, I'm getting married on this year) ?

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    Jan 26, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    Eat healthy, exercise regularly,don't smoke, have safe sex and then...step off the curb in front of a bus or a car and die in the process....does it matter how we die? you're still dead! Enjoy what you got and move on! icon_biggrin.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    Based on the title of this thread, I would say no, I don't believe the world will end in 2010. Its 2011 and I'm still here.
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    I had a dream last night that the world went into turmoil and chaos as most of the population was suddenly diagnosed with rapidly advancing cancers, 41 or 14 specific ones to be exact. How I have these dreams I don't know but they're very entertaining nonetheless. I thought about it and this could be a likely case scenario if the gravitational pull from the black hole of the center of the galaxy towards the sun has some kind of effect that sends out a giant solar flares some of which pummel Earth. Moreover that will be the time when the sun is at it's peak in sending out stronger solar flares. Before you flame me for saying this, I'm only saying it could be a scenario of the "apocolypse;" I'm not advocating that it is the scenario. Anyway, more solar flares = more cancer ja know?
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    Look outside.. the sky is falling!!!!!

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    Jan 26, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    Samm77 saidLook outside.. the sky is falling!!!!!

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    The sky has fallen in the past. Hundreds of years ago a THIRD of Europe died from the plague. What evidence do we have to support that this will never happen again? Of course I'm not saying we should panic now, just be more vigilant and aware that things like this can occur again. And you know it's not impossible for the Earth's poles to shift or a giant solar flare to fuck us up big time.
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidI've read about solar flares being the most plausible threat to our planet at this time. But what does it have to do with 2012 ? It could be tomorrow, or 2020... Or 3714 (I hope not, I'm getting married on this year) ?
    The next solar maximum is expected to peak around late 2012 - early 2013 (observed to be on an 11 year cycle).
    You can keep up with what's going on here: http://spaceweather.com/
    Personally, I'm not worried. It's not like we're gonna live forever anyway. Just have fun while you can. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidI had a dream last night that the world went into turmoil and chaos as most of the population was suddenly diagnosed with rapidly advancing cancers, 41 or 14 specific ones to be exact. How I have these dreams I don't know but they're very entertaining nonetheless. I thought about it and this could be a likely case scenario if the gravitational pull from the black hole of the center of the galaxy towards the sun has some kind of effect that sends out a giant solar flares some of which pummel Earth. Moreover that will be the time when the sun is at it's peak in sending out stronger solar flares. Before you flame me for saying this, I'm only saying it could be a scenario of the "apocolypse;" I'm not advocating that it is the scenario. Anyway, more solar flares = more cancer ja know?



    I think the cancer we experience more in America especially is Mostly due to MICROWAVED food and smoking not solar flares icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
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    Disasterpiece saidI've read about solar flares being the most plausible threat to our planet at this time. But what does it have to do with 2012 ? It could be tomorrow, or 2020... Or 3714 (I hope not, I'm getting married on this year) ?
    The next solar maximum is expected to peak around late 2012 - early 2013 (observed to be on an 11 year cycle).
    You can keep up with what's going on here: http://spaceweather.com/
    Personally, I'm not worried. It's not like we're gonna live forever anyway. Just have fun while you can. icon_biggrin.gif


    Yeah, I know, but you know, we all have our "To do before you die" list.

    That means I barely have 2 years to find you and grope your biceps. Fiew !
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    ...Time to work on my "bucket list" of guys....most of RJ is on the list! LOL!
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    Jan 26, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    Disasterpiece saidI've read about solar flares being the most plausible threat to our planet at this time. But what does it have to do with 2012 ? It could be tomorrow, or 2020... Or 3714 (I hope not, I'm getting married on this year) ?
    The next solar maximum is expected to peak around late 2012 - early 2013 (observed to be on an 11 year cycle).
    You can keep up with what's going on here: http://spaceweather.com/
    Personally, I'm not worried. It's not like we're gonna live forever anyway. Just have fun while you can. icon_biggrin.gif


    Yeah, I know, but you know, we all have our "To do before you die" list.

    That means I barely have 2 years to find you and grope your biceps. Fiew !
    You could drive here in two days. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    Mrfantastic said... Scientists actually believe that the world will end in 2012. I didn't believe it at first, but i'm kind of scared after watching the documentary.


    1) icon_lol.gif

    2) You're a fool
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    Jan 26, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    Sporty_g said...Time to work on my "bucket list" of guys....most of RJ is on the list! LOL!
    That's not a "bucket list" - that's a "fuck it" list. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 26, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Sporty_g said...Time to work on my "bucket list" of guys....most of RJ is on the list! LOL!
    That's not a "bucket list" - that's a "fuck it" list. icon_wink.gif



    ...WORKS FOR ME! LOL!
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    Jan 26, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    Honestly there is a real possible threat to life on this earth if a big enough solar flare hits. I doubt it would instantly kill humans however it would shut down all the electricity possibly for years. Life as we know it would stop. We couldn't communicate, our gas line would shut down, water supply would shut down. Millions if not billions would die. This is a very real threat.

    The reason they are concern about this is because we are overdue for a large solar flare. We got hit with one years ago but it really wasn't as big of a deal because not as many things ran on electricity.