Originally posted by mespen
Governments know this, scientist are 50/50 on this.
How is it, exactly, that scientists are only 50/50, but Governments have it 100%?
Perhaps though, we should explore the frequency of the event, and why it most likely is not near as tragic as any "end days" event.
It occurs approximately every 26,000 years...there would be serious implications from ion tests, sediment samples, core samples, and vegetation
samples to suggest then that every 26,000 years similar "end days" events had occurred regularly, wouldn't there?
But, geo-chronologically speaking, 26,000 years is an instant, and there has been much evidence to suggest that man actually pre-dates that number by
many thousands of years. Were it to be on that cycle, man would not have enough time to recover in between, unless of course, the "events" were not
near as catastrophic as you would suggest.
Also, the sun and the moon are hardly the GREATEST of factors affecting the movement of the oceans. By far, it's the density of the water as it
becomes colder and warmer (colder water is more dense than warmer water) and the higher the salinity of the water, the more dense yet it becomes. This
is far and away the largest factor that moves those trillions of tons of water. Prevailing winds likely as the second, with lunar and solar
gravitational influences maybe a third or less. Of course, if you wanted to factor in the sun's ENERGY that is partially responsible for heating the
oceans, that can be accounted for....but even at that, undersea volcanism accounts for a great deal of ocean warming. Let's face it, it is always
easier to hear from the bottom up, than from the top down.
Quite obviously, because the Mayans based their calendar on the solar systems cycle is where this 2012 date came from, where even their elders
interpretations of that date are far from the sensationalism that current media is giving it. Personally I think they should be MORE famous for being
the first culture to realize the value of Zero, but I'm also sure that most people don't realize that the mayans actually lived their lives by
not just one. Simply speaking, they had a historical calendar (the long count that everyone goes on about), a social (or civil,
called the Haab) calendar, and a ceremonial calendar (called the Tzolkin) which is the least specific of them all, but I suspect it was used for
agricultural purposes. Yet, it has little significance as I'm fairly certain that people misinterpret the fact that there was no foresight to
instinctively SPECIFY that it would re-cycle itself, people believed it is simply an ending. But on December 31st, do we have to constantly remind
others that a new "cycle" or year begins? No. We simply know it. We don't need written re-confirmation of it. Likely they thought the same way, and
didn't have a reason to believe that their "measurement" would ever be superseded by another.