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2012 - The End of the World, or The End of Reason?

In response to luca W M Blood's question regarding calamitous geological and astronomical events, prophesied by individuals to coincide with the end of the Maya Great Cycle on December 21, 2012, I submit the following links and a very informative video by a scientist (emphasis mine). To admit that a people who believed in a geocentric, flat Earth theory of astronomy is not a convincing argument for me to take their credentials as astrophysicists seriously.

Performing human sacrifice as an object lesson to the lower strata in their society doesn't embrace the concept that they were critical thinkers either. Like most people of ancient cultures, they were merely astronomical observers who were obviously good at record keeping. What's your take?

N.B. A lot of the related videos after this one are misnomered as Nlbiru - Planet X. The object is actually an asteroid within the inner solar system and is influenced more by the Earth and Moon than they are by it.

Here's more interesting info:
http://www.2012hoax.org/magnetic-pole-shift
http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/question/?id=2759
http://haecceities.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/2012-geocentric-vs-gala...
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/deathafterlife/f/012801hmnsacrfc...

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As someone succinctly put it - If the Mayans were any good at predicting the future, they'd still be around!

Thanks for the chuckle Nick! I actually laughed out loud when I read it. - Mario

thankyou.

Personally, I don't believe in the Mayan prophecy. I agree, these people thought the world was flat and performed human sacrifice, there credidibllity is not valid. I've read these doomsday predictions and I just think that nothing will happen on December 2012. Remember all the doomsday naysayers from y2k? Nothing happened then either. I believe that only God knows when the Earth will end and until that day, I'm going to live my life to the fullest and not worry about the end of the world as we know it (cool song though)

Kennith, I agree wholeheartedly, only God knows. The only value that these "prophecies" seemingly have is for the benefit of the "prophets," or more correctly named: profits; as in the form of profits from the sales of books, movies, aluminum foil (mostly for hats, but used sometimes as window shades too). Plus, contributions to their hysterical cult members for the expressed purpose of constructing of metaphysical space ships and apropos designer space gear, which will be required when the time comes to transport their metaphysical followers to Earth visiting comets! -Mario

Kennith Perry said:

Personally, I don't believe in the Mayan prophecy. I agree, these people thought the world was flat and performed human sacrifice, there credidibllity is not valid. I've read these doomsday predictions and I just think that nothing will happen on December 2012. Remember all the doomsday naysayers from y2k? Nothing happened then either. I believe that only God knows when the Earth will end and until that day, I'm going to live my life to the fullest and not worry about the end of the world as we know it (cool song though)

It is my contention that the Mayans figured they did the first 5000+ years so let some other folk work out the next 5000+ beginning on 22 December 2012.

I agree. We need someone to prescribe the next cycle. Any volunteers here on ISAN willing to undertake the task? It will probably take one's entire lifetime, quite possibly three,four or more generations of descendants as well, to complete the job.

The sacrifice made will not go unrewarded, for the new cycle will bear the astronomer's family name for the next 5000+ years. -mjb


Marie Green said:

It is my contention that the Mayans figured they did the first 5000+ years so let some other folk work out the next 5000+ beginning on 22 December 2012.

 Prophecies are fiction pretending to be fact.   I'll stick with logic and science.

All the very best for the New Year.  And have a good Christmas if that is your thing.

Cheers.

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