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So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:57:26 pm »
Wasn't entirely sure where to put this thread, but when I saw the Pseudoscience folder only had one other post in it, I had to put it here.

So when the Apocalypse/Enlightenment/whatever doesn't come to pass at the end of this year, when's the next major event scheduled? How do apocalyptic dates get chosen anyway? Is there a bubbling cauldron of end-of-the-world events somewhere that gets dipped into every decade or so?

Just curious. I've been bored out of my mind with the "Mayan/Aztec Apocalypse" for years. I wanna hear about invasions of crab people or something like that.
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 08:23:14 pm »
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Wasn't entirely sure where to put this thread, but when I saw the Pseudoscience folder only had one other post in it, I had to put it here.

So when the Apocalypse/Enlightenment/whatever doesn't come to pass at the end of this year, when's the next major event scheduled? How do apocalyptic dates get chosen anyway? Is there a bubbling cauldron of end-of-the-world events somewhere that gets dipped into every decade or so?

Just curious. I've been bored out of my mind with the "Mayan/Aztec Apocalypse" for years. I wanna hear about invasions of crab people or something like that.

 
Well, I suppose by then we'll be needing to worry about peak oil, the food crisis, and climate change.  We won't have time for a Singularity or whatever.
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 09:20:06 pm »
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So when the Apocalypse/Enlightenment/whatever doesn't come to pass at the end of this year, when's the next major event scheduled? How do apocalyptic dates get chosen anyway? Is there a bubbling cauldron of end-of-the-world events somewhere that gets dipped into every decade or so?

 
I thought that the 2012 one already happened like back in May? Or was that some other crazy kooks? There was some Christian nutball on the radio or something....I forget.

I know the Jehovah's Witnesses occasionally get new leaders that decide on dates. They claim to calculate it from various numbers in the Bible. I know other people used Qabalah.

Pretty sure other people are just using psychosis.

I personally can't wait for us to plow into Andromeda. It's gonna look neat.

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 09:24:34 pm »
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Wasn't entirely sure where to put this thread, but when I saw the Pseudoscience folder only had one other post in it, I had to put it here.

So when the Apocalypse/Enlightenment/whatever doesn't come to pass at the end of this year, when's the next major event scheduled? How do apocalyptic dates get chosen anyway? Is there a bubbling cauldron of end-of-the-world events somewhere that gets dipped into every decade or so?

Just curious. I've been bored out of my mind with the "Mayan/Aztec Apocalypse" for years. I wanna hear about invasions of crab people or something like that.

 
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 09:27:03 pm »
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Wasn't entirely sure where to put this thread, but when I saw the Pseudoscience folder only had one other post in it, I had to put it here.

So when the Apocalypse/Enlightenment/whatever doesn't come to pass at the end of this year, when's the next major event scheduled? How do apocalyptic dates get chosen anyway? Is there a bubbling cauldron of end-of-the-world events somewhere that gets dipped into every decade or so?

Just curious. I've been bored out of my mind with the "Mayan/Aztec Apocalypse" for years. I wanna hear about invasions of crab people or something like that.


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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 11:22:04 pm »
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Wasn't entirely sure where to put this thread, but when I saw the Pseudoscience folder only had one other post in it, I had to put it here.

So when the Apocalypse/Enlightenment/whatever doesn't come to pass at the end of this year, when's the next major event scheduled? How do apocalyptic dates get chosen anyway? Is there a bubbling cauldron of end-of-the-world events somewhere that gets dipped into every decade or so?

Just curious. I've been bored out of my mind with the "Mayan/Aztec Apocalypse" for years. I wanna hear about invasions of crab people or something like that.

 
I'm ready for December 21. It'll either happen and my friend and I can consummate our agreement to meet the end plastered, or it won't and History channel can move on and start showing something else.  Of course, I'm sure they'll still show those Christian rapture/apocalypse programs until it actually happens, which means we could be watching it for a while :(

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 12:42:04 am »
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How do apocalyptic dates get chosen anyway? Is there a bubbling cauldron of end-of-the-world events somewhere that gets dipped into every decade or so?


Ideally, an apocalypse has a pedigree: some interpretation of an ancient text--the Christian bible (though how that nutjob preacher specified his dates, I have no idea), the Mayan calendar (it stops on Dec. 21, 2012, therefore the world must do so), the writings of Nostradamus...

Frankly, I've been bitterly disappointed ever since the Moon failed to blast out of Earth orbit on September 13, 1999.
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 10:59:00 am »
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Frankly, I've been bitterly disappointed ever since the Moon failed to blast out of Earth orbit on September 13, 1999.

 
Man, I missed that one. I was too worried about the impending collapse of the universe from Y2K.
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 08:21:55 pm »
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Man, I missed that one. I was too worried about the impending collapse of the universe from Y2K.

 
You missed it because it wasn't a late-'90s apocalyptic panic; it's a reference to the '70s sci-fi series Space: 1999.

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 08:35:01 pm »
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Just curious. I've been bored out of my mind with the "Mayan/Aztec Apocalypse" for years. I wanna hear about invasions of crab people or something like that.

 
Haha I love the crab people reference. When you find another doomsday prophecy, please let me know. I love hearing about what the Christians will do next. lol

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So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
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Haha I love the crab people reference. When you find another doomsday prophecy, please let me know. I love hearing about what the Christians will do next. lol

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
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Just so long as they don't start burning things (or people) again.

 
Hey hey hey, as a Pagan it is my gods-given right to set shit on fire (in a legal and non-destructive-to-other-property manner). I'm taking back immolation from the ancient Christian fundies.
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
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You missed it because it wasn't a late-'90s apocalyptic panic; it's a reference to the '70s sci-fi series Space: 1999.

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