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There's no shortage of end-of-the-world prophecies and hoaxes, but the latest one has a slick twist. Or, some might say, a sick twist.
In fact, just by writing about it, I'm playing into the hands of a big media company that hopes I will write about it, or at least pass the word and a link, so that they can ultimately make money. Rather, I'll try to keep a few people from being frightened.
The story starts with Mike Brown, an astronomer at Caltech who has found more planet-like objects in our outer solar system than anyone.
Just like this reporter, Brown gets a lot emails from peop
Originally posted by TravisYah
Assuming science has the answer to the future is assuming humans don't have ego. Science and conspiracies don't go to well, especially with something that is yet to come. It's just like the God argument IMO, science just can't confirm or deny it, so they shouldn't try. Also, this article fails to debunk the millions of conspiracies surrounding 2012.
[edit on 22-6-2009 by TravisYah]
Originally posted by Sliick
I just love how this guy says it is a "hoax" website. It's a promo site for sony's new movie "2012". It's slick and professional because it's done by professionals hehe. Took me all of 2 seconds to find a piece of text that tells me it's a fake site. However, I can see how the average Joe that doesn't go to the movies or watch TV can think it's real. The TV ads for this movie are all over the place. None of them link to that viral marketing site. It really is well done....
Institute for Human Continuity
The name of the site sets me off. I mean seriously an IHC? That could only be a fictional organization .
Nice post, star for you!
Originally posted by star in a jar
Bah, the world is NOT going to end- This is disinformation.
Instead, the world as we know it will change. Billions may end up dead but it's only because they were not prepared. Those who are prepared to live off the grid in a wide range of environmental conditions, likely will.
Humans (Homo Sapien, specifically) have been around for 200,000 years, but we only have about 6000 years of very basic illustrations and only about 2500 years of coherent recorded history.
Does this not strike as 'odd' to anybody?
Originally posted by harrytuttle
I think hoaxes like this latest Sony marketing campaign are healthy for society: It demonstrates to the people who fall for it how easy it is to trick them.
After these people get fooled some of them will become more skeptical and media savvy.
If we are always "protecting" people then the only ones who will fool us are the The Powers That Be, and that's dangerous.
Anyways, I'm just glad I have a spot reserved for me one of the IHC Noah fleet ships when the end happens in 2012. See you suckers later!!!
Originally posted by john124
I've seen the trailer for the new film on 2012, I have to say the film looks amazing! But there's not one shred of evidence to suggest that the poles will change and the plates will flip over, unless they are allowed to break known laws of Physics.
[edit on 22-6-2009 by john124]