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    2012 - The World Ends ?!??!?

    Scientific experts from around the world are genuinely predicting that five years from now, all life on Earth could well finish. Some are saying it'll be humans that set it off. Others believe that a natural phenomenon will be the cause. And the religious folks are saying it'll be God himself who presses the stop button.

    #1 Mayan Calander
    The first mob to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a bloodthirsty race that were good at two things:

    Building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stone and
    Sacrificing Virgins.

    Thousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out. The Mayan calendar predicts that the Earth will end on December 21, 2012. Given that they were pretty close to the mark with the lunar cycle, it's likely they've got the end of the world right as well.
    #2 Sun Storms
    Solar experts from around the world monitoring the sun have made a startling discovery: our sun is in a bit of strife. The energy output of the sun is, like most things in nature, cyclic, and it's supposed to be in the middle of a period of relative stability. However, recent solar storms have been bombarding the Earth with so much radiation energy, it's been knocking out power grids and destroying satellites. This activity is predicted to get worse, and calculations suggest it'll reach its deadly peak sometime in 2012
    #3 The Atom Smasher
    Scientists in Europe have been building the world's largest particle accelerator. Basically its a 27km tunnel designed to smash atoms together to find out what makes the Universe tick. However, the mega-gadget has caused serious concern, with some scientists suggesting that it's properly even a bad idea to turn it on in the first place. They're predicting all manner of deadly results, including mini black holes. So when this machine is fired up for its first serious experiment in 2012, the world could be crushed into a super-dense blob the size of a basketball.
    #4 The Bible
    If having scientists warning us about the end of the world isn't bad enough,religious folks are getting in on the act aswell. Interpretations of the Christian Bible reveal that the date for Armageddon, the final battle between Good an Evil, has been set down for 2012. The I Ching, also known as the Chinese book of Changes, says the same thing, as do various sections of the Hindu teachings.
    #5 Super Volcano
    Yellowstone National Park in the United States is famous for its thermal springs and Old Faithful geyser. The reason for this is simple - it's sitting on top of the world's biggest volcano, and geological experts are beginning to get nervous sweats. The Yellowstone volcano has a pattern of erupting every 650,000 years or so, and we're many years overdue for an explosion that will fill the atmosphere with ash, blocking the sun and plunging the Earth into a frozen winter that could last up to 15,000 years. The pressure under the Yellowstone is building steadily, and geologists have set 2012 as a likely date for the big bang.
    #6 The Physicists
    This one's case of bog-simple maths mathematics. Physicists at Berekely Uni have been crunching the numbers. and they've determined that the Earth is well overdue for a major catastrophic event. Even worse, they're claiming their calculations prove, that we're all going to die, very soon - while also saying their prediction comes with a certainty of 99 percent- and 2012 just happens to be the best guess as to when it occurs.
    #7 Slip-Slop-Slap Bang
    We all know the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that sheilds us from most of the sun's radiation. What you might not know is that the magnetic poles we call north and south have a nasty habit of swapping places every 750,000 years or so - and right now we're about 30,000 years overdue. Scientists have noted that the poles are drifting apart roughly 20-30kms each year, much faster than ever before, which points to a pole-shift being right around the corner. While the pole shift is underway, the magnetic field is disrupted and will eventually disappear, sometimes for up to 100 years. The result is enough UV outdoors to crisp your skin in seconds, killing everything it touches.

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    gonna jump out of a window?

    seriously... didn't I start a thread about the 2012 endgame a while back?

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    i got this on mail.... so wanted to share

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    Bullsh*t all of it. The only thing that I might regard as a possible threat is the vulcano, but I don't think of it every day. I guess we would've survived anyway.

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    Meh, I think all of those are bull, except maybe a super-volcano (which probably wouldn't even kill ALL life, just some)... I guess there's a small chance of solar storms doing some decent damage too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepakflash
    Thousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out.
    Wow those mayans were crazy. They measured the length of the moon in days?


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    i'm assuming the mayans were wrong as they mysteriously disappeared a long time ago. Plus if they were wrong about the moon, they probably missed a decimal point as to when the world will end.

    the bible is always wrong.

    physicists don't know everything, and i highly doubt they can calculate the end of earth.

    volcanos are never on the spot, so really it could be tomorrow.

    pole swapping is just recockulous.

    If they can't even predict who is going to win the presidency, how can anyone predict the end of the world.

    pure bunk.

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    If they can't even predict who is going to win the presidency, how can anyone predict the end of the world.
    wow

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    Some inaccuracies in there. I assume #3 references the LHC which is not going to wait until 2012 to start their main experiments. I believe it's next year.

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    The annual winter maintenance period (starting likely around end of November) will then be used to train[22] the superconducting magnets, such that the 2009 run will start at the full 14 TeV design energy.
    So CVO is right.
    Which makes statement #3 complete bull****.
    Needs an update...

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    I agree with the comment that the only reason here that can hold any validity is the super volcano.

    But 15,000 years? Which nutjob pulled that number out of a hat? Two, maybe three years and the halo of dust would clear. In the meantime, yes, it would be a tad colder, but that would be off-set by the spectacular sunsets.
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    Naw... the poles are indeed switching. And it's been rather cyclic over the years. But not "predictable". Same as we're really overdue for an ice age too.

    The super volcano bit... two words for ya'll - Yellowstone Park. Well that and the Pacific Rim too... just a string of volcanoes that will act as one.

    The rest about the LHC - meh. Collidors have existed for years. The paranoia for this thing is on a new level of "why don't people just read up on what it does?". The Higgs Boson isn't something that will destructicate (made it up this morning, embrace it) the universe because it has the name of "god particle" attached to it. Are we that superstitious now?

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    I would think that 99% of those who are afraid of the LHC has little or no knowledge about physics. (And now I just demonstrated setting a probability/number without background research, btw)

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    earth is constantly under pressure and I wont be surprised if earth chokes out someday triggering some kind of "Super Earth Quake"(a random crack across the plates connecting continents)

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    Reason #1 is bull**** too:

    The mayas didn't predict the end of the world, it is the time the maya CALENDAR ends. Far of from predicting the end of the world...
    Needs an update...

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    I dunno, if I were a Mayan I wouldn't make a big deal about the end of the world in a time I wouldn't see... I'd just stop making the calendar.


    I think it's pretty clear.


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    Harold Camping predicts the world will end on October 21, 2011. Of course, he wrote a book 1994 in which he predicted it would end then too. I don't think he is right... He's pretty much wrong about everything.

    Personally, I do believe we are living in end times. It's not hard to fathom something apocalyptic happening, especially after the events that have transpired the last 8 years. But to put dates on it is futile. As Jesus said: "No man knows the day or the hour..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefteyewilly
    the bible is always wrong.
    You'd better hope so

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