Doomsday Dec 21st 2012?!

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I'm watching this thing on the history channel and 2012 is going to be some crazy pole changing, earth destroying, changes on the Winter solstice.

    Science people clue me in here. Is this going to have disastrous effects?
     
  2. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    *Shakes very scientific "Magic 8 Ball" apparatus*

    Hm. Well, according to my calculations:

    "Signs point to no."
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Man, right before MWSF too! I am bummed out now.... LOL. :cool:
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

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    If someone doesn't sort out the US economy, we won't last until 2012. The London Olympics should be interesting, in an eschatological kind of way.
     
  6. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yea.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So I guess global warming is the least of our concerns.
     
  8. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    If nothing else, Francis Fukuyama may feel redeemed, though in a way he would never have expected.
     
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    Yawn...

    ***goes to replenish tin foil dispenser***
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Can I have two hats? The signals floating through space seem to be extra strong this year, so it's good to double up.
     
  11. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    I hear that certain types of "electronics" could get fried.. I don't know which kinds and I certainly hope my macs won't be in that category.
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Probably about as eventful as the new millennium, what with the Y2K bug and all.
     
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    The only reason we know about the Mayan calendar at all is because the codex it was on was rescued by a thoughtful missionary, along with a handful of others (out of hundreds). Unfortunately, some of that codex was lost, and so we don't really know the whole story. If the codexes hadn't been burned by the missionaries, we'd have a more accurate idea.
     
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    Hello, Dave. You're looking well today.
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  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Nice.
     
  16. Thi macrumors member

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    The only intriguing thing is that the date has been discussed by many different civilizations throughout history.

    themadchemist, I just read a article about Fukuyama before taking this break.
     
  17. S600MBUSA macrumors regular

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    And what evidence did the show give to back up such a claim?

    This whole 2012 business is complete sensational nonsense. People really should be more skeptical.

    2012 is not the end of the Mayan calendar. Scholars in the subject area think that there is no evidence to show that the Mayans believed the world would end in 2012
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No truth in their claims whatsoever. Basically, they're either absolute nuts, or trying to take your money.

    The poles will reverse in the future, but it won't be in 2012 and certainly will take longer than one year to complete. We are unsure of the ramifications of such a reversal, but I assure you, the earth will not start rotating in the opposite direction and/or explode.

    Although, the sun will in fact reverse it's poles in 2012 (Link), as usual every 11 years.
     
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    About time for another one of these. Doesn't anyone remember this Y2K thing? We though the computers would go crazy because the date would go out of the 1900s. Oh well, this seems like it'll make a good movie. Good bye world :D
     
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    Oh god. Not this stupid end of the world rumors AGAIN. 2000 was enough.
     
  22. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but what about next week?

    Did you know next week 2 astroids might hit 2 different plants in our solar system?

    One being Mars, rock name 2007 WD5 on Jan 30ish

    the other Earth, rock name 2007 TU24 on Jan 29ish

    while not very big they can cause headaches if they hit
     
  23. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    We'll all have to get new compasses. :mad:
     
  24. galganog macrumors member

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    When The Poles Reverse

    All iPhones will stop working. Get ready for the iPolor-reversalPhone coming in 2012.
     

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