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For the theorists: Why did the world not end?

21/12/12 doomsday 21 12 2012

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#1    Timonthy

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

Ok guys. So why are we still here?

Open slate. All answers welcome.

Any theories? Any extended time frames? Any '2 year buffers' to help you not look so wrong?

I do want answers. And I know there are people on here who should be replying to this topic.

I will be liberal in my replies.

Please proceed...

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Cause it didn't. There's just no plan. Things happen.

I know this is more for the believers then people like myself,  but I might as well set the bar at 'average'.

Edited by Hasina, 21 December 2012 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

View PostHasina, on 21 December 2012 - 01:29 PM, said:

Cause it didn't. There's just no plan. Things happen.
But are you suggesting 21/12/2012 was a legitimate doomsday date and that it just did not come to fruition? Or that the world will end by some natural means at some unknown point in the future?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

View PostTimonthy, on 21 December 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

But are you suggesting 21/12/2012 was a legitimate doomsday date and that it just did not come to fruition? Or that the world will end by some natural means at some unknown point in the future?
The latter.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

Said this in another thread - fits here as well.

I think that this 12/21/12 has become a secular version of all the "rapture" prophecies.

Both based on bad interpretation and misinformation.

Neither gonna happen.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

Seriously?  Come on guys, the hysteria was restricted to a small group of the usual suspects.  The vast majority of people gave this little event nothing more than a passing thought, despite the press pounding on it for months, if not years, now.  If anything, it proves that our hypermedia trying to make a story has turned the bulk of us into much shrewder consumers of infromation and that is a good thing.  The press is now one of the least trusted organizations in the US, if not the world.

BTW, the calendar itself had nothing to do with the world ending and, in fact, another calendar was found that  covers a much greater number of cycles.  This was hysterics misinterpreting an archaeological artifact.  The calendar on my desk ends a week from Monday and that means as much as the Mayan artifact ending this week.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

I'm thinking the believers are going to be very quiet for awhile.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 21 December 2012 - 01:39 PM, said:

I'm thinking the believers are going to be very quiet for awhile.
As if they want to be the butt of our ridicule!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 21 December 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

Said this in another thread - fits here as well.

I think that this 12/21/12 has become a secular version of all the "rapture" prophecies.

Both based on bad interpretation and misinformation.

Neither gonna happen.

Nibs
Funny you should mention. I did meet a girl last weekend who saved he number in my phone under the name 'Rapture Gurl'.

She was replying to my messages until tonight. Should I join the dots or no? :w00t:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

school was canceled. It saved the world.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

View PostMerc14, on 21 December 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

The press is now one of the least trusted organizations in the US, if not the world.
I did hear twice on the radio this morning, and once on a TV broadcast later in the day that 'scientists got it wrong again'. Unfortunate but true that the press is probably more trusted than the legitimate peoples. It was the closest I've ever been to voicing my opinion over radio.

Edit: 'raido' is incorrect spelling.

Edited by Timonthy, 21 December 2012 - 01:47 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

It did end for a billionth of a second, then the earth was re-created and everyone on it. Like magic.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 21 December 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

It did end for a billionth of a second, then the earth was re-created and everyone on it. Like magic.
Magic is always so nice. So simple. So convenient :)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

View PostTimonthy, on 21 December 2012 - 01:46 PM, said:

I did hear twice on the radio this morning, and once on a TV broadcast later in the day that 'scientists got it wrong again'. Unfortunate but true that the press is probably more trusted than the legitimate peoples. It was the closest I've ever been to voicing my opinion over radio.

Edit: 'raido' is incorrect spelling.

That is absolutely astounding! They actually blamed the scientists?  You should have called in and straightened rthe mouthbreathers out.  Did anyone call in?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

View PostMerc14, on 21 December 2012 - 02:00 PM, said:

That is absolutely astounding! They actually blamed the scientists?  You should have called in and straightened rthe mouthbreathers out.  Did anyone call in?
Unfortunately, because the world was not ending, I had to commence my working day and was no longer able to listen to the radio.

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