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#1 Hum

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:10

NASA scientists took time on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to soothe 2012 doomsday fears, warning against the dark side of Mayan apocalypse rumors — frightened children and suicidal teens who truly fear the world may come to an end Dec. 21.

These fears are based on misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar. On the 21st, the date of the winter solstice, a calendar cycle called the 13th b'ak'tun comes to an end. Although Maya scholars agree that the ancient Maya would not have seen this day as apocalyptic, rumors have spread that a cosmic event may end life on Earth on that day.

Thus NASA's involvement. The space agency maintains a 2012 information page debunking popular Mayan apocalypse rumors, such as the idea that a rogue planet will hit Earth on Dec. 21, killing everyone. (In fact, astronomers are quite good at detecting near-Earth objects, and any wandering planet scheduled to collide with Earth in three weeks would be the brightest object in the sky behind the sun and moon by now.)

"There is no true issue here," David Morrison, an astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center, said during a NASA Google+ Hangout event. "This is just a manufactured fantasy."

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:18

Well there will be a collision on December 21 2012 but it wont be Nibiru impacting with Earth rather reality impacting with believers of this rubbish.

Oh well better just wait it out at this stage, Just remember that the very people who were accused of hiding the truth were in fact the ones telling the truth all along :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:28

"I think it's evil for people to propagate rumors on the Internet to frighten children," Morrison said.


?

I didn't know people did that to frighten children. Hmmm... perhaps I should hide my copy of the original (translated to english, of course) Grimm's Fairy Tales. Those are pretty horrific. Shoot, even Mrs. Piggle Wiggle has some scary stories.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:12

^ I guess today's horror movies at the theaters are still OK. :p

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:32

Nooooooooooo, it's real!! I really dont want to pay my credit card/debt/mortgage bills :(

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:53

Hey, i've booked my holiday for the end of December, so I plan on partying it up. :laugh:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:25

If the governments of the world knew that they world was coming to an end tomorrow, they would be crazy to say it. The panic would reach hysteria level in minutes.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:28

^ You, you, conspiracy nut. :laugh:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:38

Hollywood proved many times 2012 is real.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:40

I wonder how many idiots are going to commit suicide on the 21st.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 17:33

I wonder how many idiots are going to commit suicide on the 21st.


Hopefully A LOT of them... More idiots gone the better off we are...

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 17:35

^ This!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 17:36

people seem to forget the fact that that date on the mayan calendar would have technically happened around March of this year because of leap year that we added in that the mayans didn't do on their calendar

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 17:39

I wonder how many idiots are going to commit suicide on the 21st.


All the ones I've sold guns & alcohol to. :shifty:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 17:48

I wonder how many idiots are going to commit suicide on the 21st.


Not enough to do any real good :(