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#795217 - 12/04/12 08:00 PM End of the world? Again?! Yawn.
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"Mona, are you going to write about the [supposed] Mayan prophecy and the [supposed] end of the world in 2012?" I tended to say maybe, but I think I really meant NO all along.

It takes time to research and write an article. The idea is to explain what we currently understand about the topic, and the article should then be a reference for a long time. That makes it worth the time and effort.

I couldn't even began to say how silly (and contrived - some people are making money from it!) the whole doomsday business is. Here is a nice summary if you're interested: Beyond 2012 .

I'm a bit lazy and can't see myself explaining to BellaOnline readers why there isn't any evidence that the doomsday predictions are in any way likely. After all, any such article is going to be superfluous on December 22nd.
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#795228 - 12/05/12 12:00 AM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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laugh Mona, you crack me up! I am wholeheartedly in agreement with you.

I have been involved in many deep discussions about the 12/21/12 "prediction", have done endless research, read every thing I could find on the "end of the world" Mayan calendar thing and found absolutely no proof that the Mayans predicted the end of the world.

It is a fascinating subject to get involved in, though. Some articles go deeply into astronomical, astrological and mathematical theories and assumptions -- but, still, no proof.


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#795229 - 12/05/12 12:05 AM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]
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PS: I even tried once to write an article on the subject and there are so many differing opinions and theories that it can boggle the mind to the point of mush.
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#795397 - 12/06/12 05:39 PM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]
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Phil Plait ("Bad Astronomy" blog) was disgusted to find in the drugstore a magazine called Apocalyptic Prophecies with loads of 2012 nonsense in it. But then had a laugh when he saw the barcode and I did too:



As I mentioned, some people are real doomsday merchants!


(photo credit: Phil Plait)
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#795481 - 12/07/12 01:01 PM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Love that Mona, what a hoot.

Wonder how many folk bought the magazine, have spent a small fortune stocking up with heaven knows what to wait out the Apocalypse and, when they come to do their spring cleaning in March so throw away all the old newsprint, might then actually read the bar code.

Would love to be a fly on their wall. Or even a spider on the wall.....from what you tell us it sounds a much safer place for a spider to be than being launched into space.

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#795707 - 12/10/12 06:20 PM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Francine - German Culture]
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And if you haven't already seen this . . . .

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#796151 - 12/14/12 07:20 PM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Good one Mona, Bizzaro always gets straight to the point and with a giggle! But my goodness weren't the Mayan people clever.

Here is a link to an article which has a great NASA - Welcome to 22nd December video that seems to have been released a little early.

It was scheduled to go out on the 22nd, and there is masses about the civilization as well as detailed explanation as to why NASA felt pretty confident we would all be here to see their video...........or maybe they were not confident at all so released so we could all have a chance to see it. confused

Now I am off to see if the cloud and rain have yet again made it impossible to see the Geminids.

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#796535 - 12/17/12 08:33 PM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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I think it would be good to post because I'm sure people ten years from now will wonder what all the insanity was about. Just like we do historic research now on the Y2K frenzy smile.
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#796567 - 12/18/12 04:38 AM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
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That's an idea, Lisa. Perhaps I'll do it for my New Year article.
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#796644 - 12/18/12 01:33 PM Re: End of the world? Again?! Yawn. [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Had you made a post here Mona, or perhaps you were simply speechless. computer

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