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Old 12-02-2012, 10:46 PM   #21
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #22
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:26 PM   #23
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My professor seriously thinks the world is ending that day, been pretty easy on us this semester.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:46 PM   #25
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On December 21st, around 8:30 am, your professor will send out an email assigning a 15 page research paper. The paper will be worth 50% of your grade in the class, and will be graded pass/fail. Due at high noon on the 23'rd.


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Old 12-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #26
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What exactly is suppose to happen In a new cycle? There's been previous cycles before I would think, is it just like we're back in the starting point and were going to circle around something for the next thousand years and then a new cycle again? I'm really confused what you guys mean by cycle... (Note: I do know know one knows exactly what will happen)

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #27
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What exactly is suppose to happen In a new cycle? There's been previous cycles before I would think, is it just like we're back in the starting point and were going to circle around something for the next thousand years and then a new cycle again? I'm really confused what you guys mean by cycle... (Note: I do know know one knows exactly what will happen)
I'm not really sure what they've been talking about here, but some people project that the magnetic polls will shift/swap between north and south. As you can imagine, that would cause all kinds of mayhem.
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I'm not really sure what they've been talking about here, but some people project that the magnetic polls will shift/swap between north and south. As you can imagine, that would cause all kinds of mayhem.
Tragically, my magnetic compass will be reading incorrectly.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #29
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I'm not really sure what they've been talking about here, but some people project that the magnetic polls will shift/swap between north and south. As you can imagine, that would cause all kinds of mayhem.
LOL, no it won't. East would be West and West would be East. That's about it. But the magnetic polls are always moving, obviously a lot slower than just a completely opposite shift.

btw, I don't believe in this end of the world bs
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hahaha this actually made me lol
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LOL, no it won't. East would be West and West would be East. That's about it. But the magnetic polls are always moving, obviously a lot slower than just a completely opposite shift.

btw, I don't believe in this end of the world bs
It would fvck our navigation systems, the weather would be chaotic for awhile, and animals would probably go nuts. But you're right they're always moving. We have evidence that the poles have swapped multiple times in the earth's past, but it takes 1000+ years to happen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomagnetic_reversal
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It would fvck our navigation systems, the weather would be chaotic for awhile, and animals would probably go nuts. But you're right they're always moving. We have evidence that the poles have swapped multiple times in the earth's past, but it takes 1000+ years to happen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomagnetic_reversal
Did this not all happen in the last year?? they are already saying the north pole is somewhere in Russia now.
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Did this not all happen in the last year?? they are already saying the north pole is somewhere in Russia now.
There was a slight shift after a massive earth quake last year but I'm not sure about the north pole being in Russia.

edit: All I can find are stories about Russia claiming the physical north pole, nothing about magnetic north being in Russia.
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Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears
Fears that the end of the world is nigh have spread across the world with only days until the end of the Mayan calendar, with doomsday-mongers predicting a cataclysmic end to the history of Earth.



Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year "Long Count" Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.

The precise manner of Armageddon remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar storm.

In America Ron Hubbard, a manufacturer of hi-tech underground survival shelters, has seen his business explode.
"We've gone from one a month to one a day
," he said. "I don't have an opinion on the Mayan calendar but, when astrophysicists come to me, buy my shelters and tell me to be prepared for solar flares, radiation, EMPs (electromagnetic pulses) ... I'm going underground on the 19th and coming out on the 23rd. It's just in case anybody's right."

In the French Pyrenees the mayor of Bugarach, population 179, has attempted to prevent pandemonium by banning UFO watchers and light aircraft from the flat topped mount Pic de Bugarach.

US officials attend 'zombie apocalypse' conference 07 Dec 2012
China fears end of the world is nigh 07 Dec 2012
Russians stockpile ahead of 'apocalypse' 07 Dec 2012
The world may not end soon predicts newly found Mayan calendar 11 May 2012
Doomsday French mountain to be closed 'on day the world ends' 03 Dec 2012
The end of the world not happening - for now says expert 01 Dec 2011


According to New Age lore it as an "alien garage" where extraterrestrials are waiting to abandon Earth, taking a lucky few humans with them.
Russia saw people in Omutninsk, in Kirov region, rushing to buy kerosene and supplies after a newspaper article, supposedly written by a Tibetan monk, confirmed the end of the world.

The city of Novokuznetsk faced a run on salt. In Barnaul, close to the Altai Mountains, panic-buyers snapped up all the torches and Thermos flasks.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian prime minister, even addressed the situation.
"I don't believe in the end of the world," before adding somewhat disconcertingly: "At least, not this year."

In China, which has no history of preoccupation with the end of the world, a wave of paranoia about the apocalypse can be traced to the 2009 Hollywood blockbuster "2012".

The film, starring John Cusack, was a smash hit in China, as viewers were seduced by a plot that saw the Chinese military building arks to save humanity.
Some in China are taking the prospect of Armageddon seriously with panic buying of candles reported in Sichuan province.
The source of the panic was traced to a post on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, predicting that there will be three days of darkness when the apocalypse arrives.

One grocery store owner said: "At first, we had no idea why. But then we heard someone muttering about the continuous darkness."
Shanghai police said scam artists had been convincing pensioners to hand over savings in a last act of charity.

Meanwhile in Mexico, where the ancient Mayan civilisation flourished, the end time has been seen as an opportunity. The country has organised hundreds of Maya-themed events, and tourism is expected to have doubled this year.


Nasa has been aggressively seeking to dispel doomsday fears. It says there is no evidence Nibiru exists, and rumours it could be hiding behind the sun are unfounded. "It can't hide behind the sun forever, and we would've seen it years ago," a Nasa scientist said.
The space agency also rejected apocalyptic theories about unusual alignments of the planets, or that the Earth's magnetic poles could suddenly "flip."
Conspiracy theorists contend that the space agency is involved in an elaborate cover up to prevent panic.

But David Morrison, an astronomer at Nasa, said: "At least once a week I get a message from a young person, as young as 11, who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday. I think it's evil for people to propagate rumours on the internet to frighten children."
Mayans themselves reject any notion that the world will end. Pedro Celestino Yac Noj, a Mayan sage, burned seeds and fruits to mark the end of the old calender at a ceremony in Cuba. He said: "The 21st is for giving thanks and gratitude and the 22nd welcomes the new cycle, a new dawn."


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-21-nears.html
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leap year... (2012+45) 4 = 514. making our calender that many days behind it so the world should have ended august 2011. with out leap year it would be april 28th 2013
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #38
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leap year... (2012+45) 4 = 514. making our calender that many days behind it so the world should have ended august 2011. with out leap year it would be april 28th 2013
does the mayan calendar somehow predict the invention of leap year as well?
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