posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 02:40 AM
Why was Y2K a bust and why will 12/21/2012 probably be a bust as well? Here are some brain droppings on the subject from a well aged and fermented
There are two kinds of thought, positive or reinforcing and negative or weakening thoughts. When you have a highly publicized and controversial event
like Y2K or 12/21/2012 you will have both kinds of thought and they will cancel each other to the degree that one dominates the other.
Let's see how this works in the real world...
There was a study done that showed that patients who were prayed for did better than those who were not prayed for. It was done as a double blind
study so no one involved, other than the people doing the praying, knew until the results were tabulated which patients were being prayed for and
which were not being prayed for. When the results were in, the prayed for group did significantly better beyond the limits of statistical chance. So
why did this work when Y2K was a bust? First of all there was a lot of positive thought directed toward the designated patients in the test group. But
more importantly there was only neutral or no thought being directed at them and the un-prayed for group as opposed to negative thought. In other
words, there was no counteracting thought (anti prayer) to fight the positive prayer thoughts.
There was also an article I read a long time ago that postulated that when a scientist, or group of scientists, were looking for an experimental
result or speculating on some new and as yet undiscovered law of physics that they were more likely to find it. In other words, another positive
reinforcement without negative weakening of the reinforcement. The article went on to show many historical examples of this principle.
So, in conclusion, if positive thought really works to bring something about it will only work if there are only neutral thoughts or no thoughts
countering it. As long as something remains controversial with nearly equal positive and negative reinforcement it has little or no chance of
And that is why I believe that 12/21/2012 will be as big a bust as Y2K.
edit on 25-11-2012 by happykat39 because: (no reason given)