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Awaiting the Birth of the New Skeptics

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posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 10:58 AM

Originally posted by kalisdad
reply to post by luciddream

it says none of those things... what it does say is that over the past 400,000 years, every time Earth has reached a high temperature/CO2 like we are currently living in, it is followed by thousands of years of cooling...

if you seriously think man has anything to do with that, you are fooling yourself...

But what does this have to do with 2012 bull#? It is impossible to say exactly when the next ice age will hit anyways but i think we can safely say it isnt this year. It could happen over the next decade or in the next thousands of years.

posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 11:04 AM

Originally posted by luciddream
reply to post by kalisdad

No, Man has been producing more greenhouse gas than anything.... while Earth does have its ways of heating/cooling.. man is speeding the process of wiping us out.

Too bad co2 is not strong enough to counteract a ice age. Ice ages hit even when co2 was in tens of thousands of ppm. In fact history shows that real major link between temps and co2 is that co2 lags behind temperatures.
We are already overdue for a ice age and last little ice age was very close to bring it to the threshold where full ice age hits. Even though co2 is much higher now than in early interglacial the temperatures are still significantly lower.

posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 12:43 PM
I will way that I'm an Open-minded type of skeptic,
but to be very honest, I also secretly do wish for at least *something* to happen on December 21 2012,
for no other than reason that I'm very sick & tired already of our worsened, getting shallow, superficial & materialistic sick society/humanity and world nowadays! plus also that NOTHING damn changes, and everyday is the same damn boring mundane life everyday (compared to my vivid human's Imaginations or dreams at night!).

if NOTHING happen, then this so-called "Reality/real-world" is such a big f**king joke, and I don't want to be part of it anymore. these days I seriously feel like I'm an alien trapped in this rotten planet & among rotten species called human beings. #misanthrope

posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by Xcalibur254

Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by 1/2 Nephilim

Then you're one sick individual if you want millions of people to suffer just so one person can be humbled. The truth is we can never be certain that a global catastrophe won't occur on any given day. The universe is random. What we can be sure of is that all of the "facts" people claim about December 21 are false. There are no Mayan prophecies. There is no Nibiru. We are not passing through the Galactic Plane. Could we be hit by a planet killer? Of course but there is the same chance as that happening tomorrow, a month from now, or thousands of years down the road.

My post got removed, lol. All I said was I hope a global catastrophe does occur so that it puts your ego in check. How does that go against the forum rules?

This OP is doing the EXACT SAME THING as most of the other 2012 threads. He is making predictions! It is OBNOXIOUS & ARROGANT to presume you know how things will unfold in the future, you dont. Allow me to elaborate, I hope something devastates this planet not only to "humble" you but to show millions of other people, you never know what is going to happen.

How many "told ya so" videos and threads are surfacing right now? Alot, and its all before the matter! None of you know what will or will not happen, your just hoping to get a tad more virtual credibility which amounts to NOTHING.

You stated "there are no Mayan prophecies", GET REAL! Then to quote again "Could we be hit by a planet killer? Of course but there is the same chance as that happening tomorrow" (no.. lol, we usually see them coming a littleb bit ahead of time) but your ORIGINAL OP STATED in the 2nd line: "When nothing predicted by those claiming to interpret the old sayings and writings, happens, WHICH IS A GUARANTEE, I will be here."

Shouldn't this thread be under a supernatural heading or wherever the psychics and "mediums" post?
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posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 07:54 PM
reply to post by 1/2 Nephilim

How many "told ya so" videos and threads are surfacing right now? Alot, and its all before the matter! None of you know what will or will not happen, your just hoping to get a tad more virtual credibility which amounts to NOTHING.


The reason being, the conmen and snake oil salesmen have faded into the background. In the past few months, the past couple years they are actively posting throughout the internet to "warn" people, while simultaneously selling books, videos, survival gear, colloidal silver... But now they know the date is too close. It doesn't make sense investing anymore time/money into a product that has an expiration date.

Yeah, some of them are still scraping what they can off the gullible, but the active marketing campaigns have dried up because they know once the date passes there's no more money to be made. A few of the crafty ones will play on the whole "consciousness shift" BS for a few months after the new year, but as people realize it's the same old crappy life they had before, they'll stop buying into it.

Still wondering why they weren't one of the lucky ones to vibrate at a higher frequency. Some of the women might buy a Lelo and actually vibrate in higher frequencies, maybe even stop playing into doom porn because they found something more satisfying... The world will continue to spin.

Some of us see this, and that's where the, "I told you so." comes into play.

So the world could end tomorrow, ten years from now, a million years from now. (But as someone else mentioned we would probably have some warning.)

That doesn't make any predictions more relevant. There is a calculated probability that the world will be hit with a NEO again in its lifetime, as it has in the past. No sceptic will deny this...
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posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 09:29 AM

Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
I too have a prediction for 2012, namely the week of December 21st through , lets say Christmas.

When nothing predicted by those claiming to interpret the old sayings and writings, happens, which is a guarantee, I will be here. I will be here as one who never believed any of it. One who tried to tell you to calm the **** down and stop freaking out. One who told you to enjoy your life and not obsess so much over this 2012 thing. One who warned you to save your money and be wise. But I will not be here as one who gloats and rubs it in .I will be understanding and accepting. I will be one who welcomes you into my arms and offers you a kind word of compassion for you see, I too was once a sucker. I know what it feels like to believe something and act on it only to wake up the next day and .......NOTHING.

How else you do think I came to be a skeptic in the first place my lovelies ? If you don't know how I became the skeptic that I am today, you will find out soon. This month. Those of you who believe something big will take place. When it doesn't, you will then understand me the way I will understand you. We will have more in common at the end of this month than we have ever had. Something in you will click, and a realization will take place. You will be more than disappointed. You will be disgusted. With yourself for believing, with others who lied to you and took advantage of you. All that time, wasted.. All that money, for naught. A resolve will overcome you to never be a sucker for anyone ever again. And once you embrace that resolve, my friend , you will be reborn.

A Skeptic

I look forward to your Birthday.

Come on, if we are all still here come the new year, you can gloat just a lil, lil bit, I mean, by all means tell people you told them so, I think you will be entitled to

posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 01:27 PM
reply to post by juleol

I don't particularly buy into the 2012 hysteria...

while I think anything is possible, including something major happening in a week, my point is that to blow off something/anything happening at any given point in the near future is pure denial. We don't know what causes the cyclic drops in temperatures that we see in that chart. To think that it could possibly be a sudden global event is not that far fetched in my opinion.

As far as man's contribution to CO2... its significany for sure, at least 20% of the totals. meaning its gone from 0.00032% of our atmosphere, up to 0.00038%

CO2 is a very minor part of the issue, and as another poster pointed out, its not a driving force to temperature change, it lags behind...

posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 07:39 PM
So, since we're there, and the world didn't end, can we pop corks and issue LOL's?

posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 06:17 AM
Money spent on Hookers and Coke: $1500

Laughing at Mayans: Priceless

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