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Author Topic: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?  (Read 10697 times)

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2012, 03:33:40 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 am seriously kind of sad no one tossed zombies out for consideration.

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2012, 06:09:01 pm »
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I am seriously kind of sad no one tossed zombies out for consideration.

 
Zombie apocalypse is to serious a business for the thread.

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So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2012, 04:15:50 am »
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Zombie apocalypse is to serious a business for the thread.

True, but federal law enforcement is doing an exercise preparing for a zombie apocalypse. (Yes, seriously.)
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2012, 04:59:15 am »
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True, but federal law enforcement is doing an exercise preparing for a zombie apocalypse. (Yes, seriously.)

 
Correct, which is why it's to serious for this thread.

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2012, 08:26:37 am »
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True, but federal law enforcement is doing an exercise preparing for a zombie apocalypse. (Yes, seriously.)

This is a joke, I hope.
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2012, 08:32:49 am »
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This is a joke, I hope.

 
Only sort of.  Zombie Apocalypse is the think out of the box tool for training for general disasters.

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2012, 08:42:31 am »
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Only sort of.  Zombie Apocalypse is the think out of the box tool for training for general disasters.

 
The Center for Disease Control is ready.

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2012, 08:44:04 am »
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In a thread similar to this one some years ago, it was mentioned that the Mayan Calendar doesn't end, it re-starts.

 
Yes! Mayans did not believe the world would end in 2012!! That's all some New Age/Christian stuff...

The mayans believed that their b'ak'tun or "long count" (which lasts 144,000 days) ends there, and a new would begin like a circle starting over again, that simple is it.

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2012, 08:57:44 am »
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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?


December 21 is the last day of term, so next major event is Christmas Break! (Majorly major, for all us studenty types.) And after that... I can go back to resistance against the encroaching zombie apocalypse.

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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2012, 01:50:39 pm »
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I am seriously kind of sad no one tossed zombies out for consideration.

 
I would assume it might not fit the theme because theoretically we have the weaponry available to fight back against a zombie outbreak. Obviously we would not come out of it unscathed (and I can definitely see the realism behind World War Z enough to consider it a strong possibility of humanity's reaction), but I think that's on a different level than the sun exploding, or the polar axis shifting, or people being abducted into Heaven. ;)
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2012, 05:22:35 pm »
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This is a joke, I hope.

 
British Columbia did it.

Hey, if it gets folks interested in being prepared for disaster....
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2012, 06:36:32 pm »
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Only sort of.  Zombie Apocalypse is the think out of the box tool for training for general disasters.

Ahh. I get it -- keep training interesting.
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Re: So when 2012 ends up being bunk - what's next?
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2013, 10:05:06 pm »
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I highly doubt the human race will make it that far anyway. Even if we don't destroy ourselves, the natural course of evolution over that length of time would make it so we would no longer even be close to human.  Maybe big floating brains? Or back down to tree-dwelling primates?

 
Maybe we'll actually ascend to a higher plain of existence like the ancients in Stargate.
Seriously that does sound like a pretty logical final step, at least to me. :o

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