reply to post by watchitburn
Gotta play Devil's Advocate here.
First, a quick comment on the title: The sentence, "Man invented dates and time, hence they are meaningless," is epic in the enormous amount of
philosophical baggage it contains.
But let's assume what you meant was something like "Man invented dates and time, therefore nice round numbers like 1000, or the end of the Mayan
calendar, are only nice and round and interesting because of the standard humans used, and we could have used any other standard, therefore a number
being visually appealing does not necessarily imply any special significance, etc." That seems to be the basic idea of the body of your post,
Here's where I must play Devil's Advocate.
Man exists, and what man does is real. Therefore, numbers like 1000 exist in absolute reality. That number is round in absolute reality: more
precisely, it is round in the number system used or at least understood (in the 21st century) all over the planet Earth.
Does it really make any difference, then, whether somebody finds special significance in the stars somewhere, or whether they find it in special
artifacts of a human numbering system? If somebody is inclined to read special significance into anything, the stars for instance, then why should a
human numbering system be off limits? That system is just as absolute and real as the stars.
It sounds like you are really just arguing against people looking for synchronicity, reading meaning into nature, anything paranormal, etc. But
that's a philosophical question, much broader in scope than the 2012 phenomenon. And that question makes or breaks your point about 2012.
edit on 25-11-2012 by NewlyAwakened because: (no reason given)