posted on Apr, 25 2007 @ 04:20 AM
. . . who will be the first to admit the skeptics were right?
One of the best things about predictions and future-telling is that someday, by their very nature, they will be testable. Now I'm not talking about
really vague predictions like the ones Nostradamus or the Bible makes, which can be liberally interpreted to fit basically any time period, but the
ones where you have people, or at least one person, claiming to know the date the world will end or that some huge, Earth-changing catastrophe(s) will
occur. There have been many predictions throughout history that have come and gone for the end of the world (mostly with a Christian twist) that I
don't think I need to cite examples as they are so well known by now. The lesson learned so far is that the skeptics are always right: no one can
predict the end of the world, or anything else for that matter.
There is never any shortage of believers in any given time period, though, especially in parts of the world dominated by the big three fairy tales:
Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. So, as 2012 draws ever closer, I am "predicting" that nothing so special will happen. Sure we will have our
wars, disasters, and other myriad problems, but nothing statistically out of the ordinary, certainly nothing as Earth-changing as one may read on this
board every day. So when 2013 comes as normal, who will be the first to admit the skeptics were right yet again? There is so much "evidence" for
the 2012 idea that it can't possibly be wrong, right? I mean, you won't be able to say "oh, well, we really meant 2021, oops." Will the same,
tired excuses or "explanations" be used? "We changed our destiny, hooray!" "We misinterpreted the Mayan calender!" "God hath spared us his
wrath!" Or will normal events such as war, famine, natural disasters, and other nasty things be interpreted to have fulfilled the prophecy, even if
only on a much smaller scale than is being anticipated today? That would be quite a whimper from a year that has big things expected of it, no?
Well, here's waiting for the gloriously average year that 2012 promises to be, and I look forward to all the explanations you guys are sure to come
up with for why something Earth shattering didn't happen. So, as I asked before, will anyone stand up on January 1, 2013 and admit the skeptics were
right, since in all likelihood we will be? Or is undeniable, slap-in-the-face evidence still too little to convince people these days?
[edit on 25-4-2007 by Densha82]