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Originally posted by Pilot
reply to post by billyjoinedat2k8
This is the best, most practical informaton I have found re the 2012 scenario, and I have no fear of what is to come. I am looking forwrd to it!!
Originally posted by Electricneo
Even if nothing happens during 2012 the psychic buildup for an event to occur
will be like in Y2K and that pressure grew to a crescendo til 9-11-2001.
The first calendars were almost certainly lunar ones, then. But, problems arose almost immediately when people tried to make their nice, reliable little lunar calendars agree with the solar cycles. Quite simply... they didn't. Yes, despite the absolutely adorable way the human heart goes pitter-pat at the sight of cosmic coincidences, the sun and the moon have refused to synchronize their cycles to please our numerical needs. The moon takes 29.53059 days to putter 'round our planet, and so, lunar calendars end up being based on 12 cycles of 29 1/2 days, which only adds up to a total of 354.36706 days-per-annum; some ten days - and change - short of the solar mark. Even our very own Mother Earth refuses to cooperate in these matters, slothfully falling short of a true solar year by no less than 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45.96768 seconds. Clearly, if these cycles were to be forced into some semblance of order, it would take some real fancy-schmancy numeric footwork to do so.
Originally posted by billyjoinedat2k8
reply to post by wilmiester
but that doesnt mean this one is not true for hundreds of years there have been predictions for 2012 and i still believe its going to happen and if you dont want to believe it thats your opinion and if it something like another small ice age does happen what will you do then.
So, what was the deal with that year 2000 thing, anyway? Just what was it about the sight of the numeral 2 trailed by triple-zeros that seemed to get so very many people's panties in a temporal twist? Did the new minted millennium merit all that madness? Was it a sign of the end of the world? The coming of the Messiah? The dawning of the Age of Aquarius? Did the poles shift? The heavens open? The sun turn blood red? The Red Sox win the World Series? Was 2000 even the first year of the new millennium, or the last year of the old one? And just why is it that in this fast-moving, high-tech, math-driven day and age, so many people continue to look at numbers as if they were arcane magic symbols, suitable for unlocking the mysteries of the apocalypse, as well as figuring out the proper tip for the pizza guy?
Well, it all boils down to calendrics, y'see. An iffy sort of art, at best, pitting the randomness of reality against humankind's desperate - even neurotic - desire to find order in chaos, impose patterns onto pandemonium and make connections between everything, no matter how unrelated. Oh, it all starts innocently enough: One day, Ug the Mammoth Slayer decides it might be nice if his tribe could reliably pin down just when each year the Mastodon herds migrated past their cave. A couple of wistful glances skyward while a-pondering this problem clues Uggy in to the realization that both the sun and the moon can be counted on to be... well, counted on. The moon in particular goes through rather obvious and rapid phases that cycle through with high fiber diet-like regularity, perfect for prehistoric time-keeping.
Originally posted by -0mega-
A new ice age will begin, due to the influences from Planet X when it flies past earth, Bush will exploit the mayhem that ensues to conquer the world, however, randomness will cause certain people to revolt and instead, bush loses.
These same people decide to kill us all, if we hadn't died by the ice age yet.
And after that, we all ascend... to heaven, that is.
Originally posted by herbalepoch
Irregardless of whether you believe or don't believe, expect or don't expect, I think all of us can agree that something is happening out there that we don't have control over. I hope this is the dawn of a new age of complete human enlightenment and equality, where technology is efficiently integrated with human culture and we all have the basic needs of life provided. If we have to go through a prolonged battle of good and evil forces annihalating each other and half the planet dying then so be it.
I for one, am on neither side, but stand for scientific reason and natural understanding. You see, if you believe in good and follow god, science don't care...if you are evil, science and nature don't care. Nature goes against both sides, because both sides are equally destroying the natural order of earth. These are the two extremes of the see-saw and you can't balance the see-saw from extreme sides...only the middle.