the end of the world

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by OutThere, Jul 1, 2006.

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will the world end in 2012?

  1. yes

    7.5%
  2. no

    92.5%
  1. OutThere macrumors 603

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    In a slow period today my coworker mentioned that the world will end in 2012.

    Being curious, I decided to research a little to see what it's all about. Googling these things is worthless, so I stuck to wikipedia. Interesting stuff.

    I generally am doubtful of apocalyptic predictions, but I have an open mind. I'm going to talk to him about this tomorrow at work...:D

    end of civilization
    eschatology
    ultimate fate of the universe
    2012

    The only think I'm actually worried about is the olduvai theory, which, after a year of studying environmental science, is all too realistic.
     
  2. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    your user name is very suitable for this topic ;)
     
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Finally, a poll I can totally relate to.

    I don't think I'll have it all ready by 2012, but I'm working as fast as I can. Tell your co-worker that it'll be ready to go by 2020 at the latest!
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^And for now, you're.......living for today, right? Am I right?
     
  5. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Well, that user name came about before I came into control of this whole process, and wasn't sure when the end date would be. But now that I'm runnin' the show, I guess I should change my name to "livinguntilMarch3rd2019"
     
  6. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    No, not by 2012. But soon, and it's going to be slow and painful. The more and more pollution that is done, its just killing us slowley. Summers here are SO hot (35ºC) and winters are (-40ºC) it's just insane, this is not how it was a few years ago. If people keep up this lifestyle, earth is going to root.

    Nasa better figure out a way to get everyone from earth onto a new planet, and soon.
     
  7. ChrisWB macrumors 6502

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    Can you be more specific?
     
  8. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Nah, the world won't end then. But unfortunately, you'll be dead in 2008. I'm pretty psychic about these things. Sorry for the bad news. :(
     
  9. OutThere thread starter macrumors 603

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    care to elaborate? :D
     
  10. commonpeople macrumors regular

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    Uh, so basically your links do nothing at all to back up this story.
     
  11. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    My dad was just talking about somehting happening in 2008. A completion of something. I don't remember, but it was something about earth and 2008, maybe you know.
     
  12. OutThere thread starter macrumors 603

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    Does it involve everyone sleeping in the same room and wearing Nike shoes?
     
  14. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Maybe our civilisation could be brought to the brink of destruction by 2012 but the world will certainly not "end."

    This planet has been much warmer and much colder than it is now, had much more and much less CO2, more and less oxygen, water, land, ocean, ice, desert. The only problem now is that the dominant species on the planet has the ability to not only alter the climate but comprehend the consequences of such changes.

    We might not survive but the Earth will, life will survive somewhere and evolve into new species far removed from what is here now.

    That's what I think anyway.
     
  15. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    The world will not end in 2012, but it will be radically changed. A meteor will strike the Earth, there will be mass devastation, climate change, etc., and the human civilization will have to change the way it lives from then on. Aliens may finally make their presence known to the public as opposed to just the military and other select few, and will assist the survivors. It will be the dawning of a new era.

    You asked. :cool:
     
  16. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    The Mayan calander ends in 2012 and since they were buddy buddy with the spacemen some people think they knew when the end is coming.

    According to the experts on shortwave the end will be here any day now. :eek:
     
  17. solvs macrumors 603

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    Well that's what I keep saying, but no one will listen. What people don't realize is that these aren't prophecies, they're warnings. Warnings that we just keep ignoring. So basically, it's what you would call a self fulfilling prophecy. If you go by the estimates, it's around Dec. 21st 2012, allowing for the proper adjustments.

    Don't worry too much though, we're trying to find a way to stop it.
     
  18. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    :D Hah, I chose "Yes". I don't really think that it will end in 2012, really... I'll take a look at those links though.
     
  19. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Trying to, but won't succeed. The human race is simply too primitive when it comes down to it.
     
  20. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    how does 2029 sound?

    from what my astronomy professor told us, an asteroid will pass close to us in 2029 (april 13th I think he said), and there's a slight chance it will hit us. :cool:

    edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99942_Apophis
     
  21. Peace macrumors P6

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    Man you guys are way behind..The world's already ended.
    This is just a dream,
    A vaccum machine,
    It sucks you into thinking this way.
     
  22. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    You mean to say that I only get 1 year of legal drinking??? :eek: :mad:
     
  23. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Sucks to be you. :p ;) :D
     
  24. solvs macrumors 603

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    Not if we can help it.

    Not saying it's going to be easy, but at least we're trying.
     
  25. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Oh yeah, for sure, that's the important thing. :)
     

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