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    Question Is the world going to end in 2012?!

    So... im guessing by now, most of you will have seen the advert for that new film - 2012.....

    Scientific experts from around the world are genuinely predicting that 3 years from now, all life on Earth could well finish. Some are saying it'll be humans that set it off. Others believe that a natural phenomenon will be the cause. And the religious folks are saying it'll be God himself who presses the stop button...

    1. Mayan Calendar
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    The first mob to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a bloodthirsty race that were good at two things:
    Building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stone and
    Sacrificing Virgins.
    Thousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out. The Mayan calendar predicts that the Earth will end on December 21, 2012. Given that they were pretty close to the mark with the lunar cycle, it's likely they've got the end of the world right as well.

    2. Sun Storms
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    Solar experts from around the world monitoring the sun have made a startling discovery: our sun is in a bit of strife. The energy output of the sun is, like most things in nature, cyclic, and it's supposed to be in the middle of a period of relative stability. However, recent solar storms have been bombarding the Earth with so much radiation energy, it's been knocking out power grids and destroying satellites. This activity is predicted to get worse, and calculations suggest it'll reach its deadly peak sometime in 2012

    3. The Atom Smasher
    Scientists in Europe have been building the world's largest particle accelerator. Basically its a 27km tunnel designed to smash atoms together to find out what makes the Universe tick. However, the mega-gadget has caused serious concern, with some scientists suggesting that it's properly even a bad idea to turn it on in the first place. They're predicting all manner of deadly results, including mini black holes. So when this machine is fired up for its first serious experiment in 2012, the world could be crushed into a super-dense blob the size of a basketball.

    4. The Bible says...
    If having scientists warning us about the end of the world isn't bad enough,religious folks are getting in on the act aswell. Interpretations of the Christian Bible reveal that the date for Armageddon, the final battle between Good an Evil, has been set down for 2012. The I Ching, also known as the Chinese book of Changes, says the same thing, as do various sections of the Hindu teachings.

    5. Super Volcano
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    Yellowstone National Park in the United States is famous for its thermal springs and Old Faithful geyser. The reason for this is simple - it's sitting on top of the world's biggest volcano, and geological experts are beginning to get nervous sweats. The Yellowstone volcano has a pattern of erupting every 650,000 years or so, and we're many years overdue for an explosion that will fill the atmosphere with ash, blocking the sun and plunging the Earth into a frozen winter that could last up to 15,000 years. The pressure under the Yellowstone is building steadily, and geologists have set 2012 as a likely date for the big bang.

    6. The Physicists
    This one's case of bog-simple maths mathematics. Physicists at Berekely Uni have been crunching the numbers. and they've determined that the Earth is well overdue for a major catastrophic event. Even worse, they're claiming their calculations prove, that we're all going to die, very soon - while also saying their prediction comes with a certainty of 99 percent- and 2012 just happens to be the best guess as to when it occurs.

    7. Slip-Slop-Slap-BANG!
    We all know the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that sheilds us from most of the sun's radiation. What you might not know is that the magnetic poles we call north and south have a nasty habit of swapping places every 750,000 years or so - and right now we're about 30,000 years overdue. Scientists have noted that the poles are drifting apart roughly 20-30kms each year, much faster than ever before, which points to a pole-shift being right around the corner. While the pole shift is underway, the magnetic field is disrupted and will eventually disappear, sometimes for up to 100 years. The result is enough UV outdoors to crisp your skin in seconds, killing everything it touches.

    Note: This was posted just for a general chit chat. The thread was not meant to scare anyone and I personally believe that the world is not going to end in 2012. Please do not post abuse - this is for friendly debate only!!!


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    Which bit? lol... i have just copied & pasted from another site - but it is an interesting read imo

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    Interesting read but the world "could" end at any particular time, why is 2012 so special. Its like when people said the world would end in the year 2000. I mean that came and went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlameRedCorsa View Post
    why is 2012 so special.
    For the 7 reasons quoted above?





    lol - no i get ur point mate - it has been said about 30 times before - ever since the 1st world war (& proberbly way before then!) people & scientists have been throwing out dates & times for when the world will end, & come up with perfectly good explenations - but hey, were still here!

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    yellowstone's average eruption is once every 600,000 years, we're now at 630,000. You have to remember that is just an average, it could sit inactive for millions of years then erupt twice in 500 years. However there would be no warning signs (or atleast they wouldn't be noticed) if it were to erupt.

    also according to the books i've read our magnetic poles switch every 500,000 years on average. The last switch was 750,000 years ago, however it sometimes stays put for stretches of up to 37 million years or as little as 20,000 years. It is true however that over the last century of so our magnetic field has diminished by about 6% so who knows!


    as for the rest of it, doomsday malarky and people looking on the negative side! On the plus side if you're going to die in a huge catastrophe, then atleast it'll be quick! unless that whole super volcano thing happens, in which case we'll all choke on ash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc_frobie View Post
    For the 7 reasons quoted above?





    lol - no i get ur point mate - it has been said about 30 times before - ever since the 1st world war (& proberbly way before then!) people & scientists have been throwing out dates & times for when the world will end, & come up with perfectly good explenations - but hey, were still here!
    Yeh kinda walked into that one, but you've said it. So many people have said the world is going to end on this date and the date comes and goes.
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    This might be a daft question but how do 'they' know all this stuff? I mean, how the hell does anyone know that the magnetic poles switch every 750,000 years and that yellowstone erupts every 600,000 years?
    It strikes me that no one can possibly calculate these averages and that it is all a load of sh!te.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B View Post
    This might be a daft question but how do 'they' know all this stuff? I mean, how the hell does anyone know that the magnetic poles switch every 750,000 years and that yellowstone erupts every 600,000 years?
    It strikes me that no one can possibly calculate these averages and that it is all a load of sh!te.
    Scientists and Geologists who dedicate their lives to this field of work? Examining rock content and structures?
    I presume they don't know, but estimate from research and different things.

    What about asteroids? Who knows when that big one will hit? There's most likely one heading for us right now, just don't know when it will hit us. Tomorrow? Next month?

    Talking of the film - it just looks too extravagant but I will probably go and check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay_coupe View Post
    as for the rest of it, doomsday malarky and people looking on the negative side! On the plus side if you're going to die in a huge catastrophe, then atleast it'll be quick! unless that whole super volcano thing happens, in which case we'll all choke on ash!
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