posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:44 AM
I agree with OP
And you may have to correct me on this, because im not entirely fluent on the 2012 thing...furthermore i have no idea how it's considered a
but as far as i understand it, there was an ancient civilization (Mayans???) that had a calendar that if you translate it to modern times spells end
of the world in 2012.
So let me ask you this.
If the Mayans were so advanced, why are they gone?
If the Mayans were so advanced, why did they live in squalor compared to modern times?
Too much credit is given to ancient civilizations because we, as modern people, like to relish in the intelligence of the human race.
Much like a dog owner getting a feeling of bliss when they see their dog doing something amazing almost human like (for example, my dog can open
closed doors...amazes me every time)
We look back at civilizations that existed thousands of years ago and see their accomplishments as "before their time"
These accomplishments were not before anyone's time aside from our own.
Our modern society feels so full of its self that we think we're the only intelligent life in all of existence, and civilizations of thousands of
years ago could not possibly have comprehended the same things we understand today. Then, when we discover a civilization could map the stars, we
credit them with paranormal powers to predict the future...
This is typical thinking though. It makes us "feel good" that humans could have conceived something so simple as "guessing the future" a few
thousand years ago. Yes i understand they made a few guesses that have been proven true so far as well.
But so do Lottery winners. Hundreds of millions of tickets are sold every week, and yet...just one winner. Does that make the winner a psychic? Or
In all of recorded (and unrecorded) human history, there are guesses made about the future.
Simple mathematics and pure randomness that exist in our universe are all the proof you need that out of the trillions of billions of "guesses"
about the future that random people have made since the beginning of civilization...some of them are bound to come true.
But will always pale in comparison to the mountains of predictions that failed to come to light.
Mayans were advanced for their time?
We're advanced for our time, and what do you say about the idiots you see on the news predicting the next big thing to happen that never comes
Just think about it.
2012 is another "California will sink into the ocean" BS story concocted because someone wants to feel important.
There is no "keep an open mind" on 2012.
There is no proof, there is no supporting evidence, there is no credit to be given to support such a claim.
There is a guess, a hypothesis, and no theory. A theory requires something to rest on.
I'll see you in 2013.
[edit on 17-4-2009 by Fremd]