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121 Responses to 2012: Really The End Of The World? [Infographic]

  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    February 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    Link: 2012: Really The End Of The World? - Are you a believer or skeptic in the 2012 end of the world theory? This infographic will help you choose sides.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:12 am
    huh?
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:18 am
    I just got smarter... :) and yea, the world isn`t going to end in 2012.
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    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:18 am
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:19 am
    How many times have various cultures predicted the end of the world in the past? Countless thousands.
    And how many times has it actually ended? None.

    This is the same retarded pseudoscience from the people who thought the LHC would tear the Earth apart with a black hole. It`s embarrassing.

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    teh1337 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:25 am
    Yep. Its all over. Just like when it was all over with Y2K.
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    Drachaus Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:33 am
    Gotta love bias.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:39 am
    I`m gonna start packing my bags now.
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    datsun Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:43 am
    2012 is an excuse for new age Hitlers that want the "impure" to burn without getting their hands dirty
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    JohnnyBoy50 Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:44 am
    Is Wikipedia a reliable source?
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    lyckosam Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:44 am
    might do. might not. who gives a poo. let`s just make the most of what we have, not cry about some lunatic theories.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:50 am
    I can go to a website right now, and it literally has a list of 1000`s of times the earth has been predicted to end. Look how many of those came true, oh wait...none did >.> Its just another topic for people to whine about. I can tell you right now the world is not going to be ending on 2012.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:51 am
    "Yep. Its all over. Just like when it was all over with Y2K."

    I often wonder if the Y2K panic saved us all. I mean, the people who were panicking forced banks and governments and companies to step up their Y2K preparedness. Not that it would have been the end of the world, but I wonder if there was no panic if we would have seen some problems instead of none.

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    belunan Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:54 am
    Let the ignorant alarmists think what they want. The hippies sell their books, the survival gear companies sell their MREs. It`s good for the economy.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:55 am
    Even if the Mayans "predicted" the end of the world, what makes anyone think the Mayans knew wtf they were talking about?
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    mollymoo1 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:55 am
    so basically anyone who believes the end of the world is 2012 is stupid....how can you believe it is when they cant even get simple mayan facts right like quetzlcoatl right...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 7:56 am
    My "No sh*t sherlock" impulse has overloaded and is burnt out. Thanks a lot IAB.
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    Apexs Male 30-39
    355 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 8:02 am
    Thanks for post this now i can shove all this in the face of people that really think the world will end in 2012
  19. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:05 am
    I HAVE THE UNDISPUTED REASON FOR THE END OF THE WORLD IN 2012:

    Starcraft 2 will finally come out.

    Every male human being in America will quit their jobs to play it. Thus, the military, utility workers, doctors, etc. will all quit to play SC2. The terrorists will use this as an opportune time to attack. Korea won`t get enough copies of game, and will invade the US as well to steal copies. WW3 starts and, and nuclear armageddon kills everyone by Dec. 21st.

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    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:11 am
    The skeptic side has far better/believable sources than the believer side. Ever since I saw Pen and Teller`s Bullpoo on the 2012 "prophecy", I`ve felt a whole lot better about it not being true.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:16 am
    Turbotong, that is the best explanation for the reason the world will end on that date, it`s more believable than any other crack-pot theories. Nice one, made me lol.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:30 am
    Calendars predict nothing, they measure time, THAT`S IT. Everything else is just a pile of new age/fundamentalist/hippie BS fear mongering.
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    flingspoo Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:31 am
    I figure, let people believe whatever hooey they want.
    The "skeptics" side contradicts itself on pole shifts.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:33 am
    Soooo where are all the hott chicks that believe it all ends in 2012? Call me ;)
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:37 am
    If there are any believers that currently own a 26` to 30` travel trailer and feel that they will have no use for it in 2012, I will be glad to take it off your hands.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
    508 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 8:40 am
    People, look up THEMIS on NASA`s website. It says for a fact that earth`s geomagnetic field are lined up with the sun, and our `shields` are currently down. This means that a sizable solar flare would be able to get through the huge gaping hole, that`s the size of 3 earths, in our magnetic field. Guess what, they`re predicting some big ones between 2010 and 2012. Coincidence? I think not.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:45 am
    "But Daniel Pinchbeck is the reincarnation of the Mayan god Quetzalcoatl."

    "Maybe. But Quetzalcoatl is Mexican Aztec, not pre-Columbian Mayan."

    That one had me rofl big time.

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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:47 am
    See you all on December 22, 2010!

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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:48 am
    It`s kinda sad. How thick of a fog of ignorance has to be clouding your everyday life in order for you to buy into this bullpoo?
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Oh look. Science trumps, mythology and superstition again. What a surprise.
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:53 am
    I`m setting up a donation fund. Give me a donation of $100.00 and I will save you from the end of the world in 2012.
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:53 am
    `The "skeptics" side contradicts itself on pole shifts`

    No, it doesn`t. One part says that a SUDDEN change is impossible. The other part says that a geologically rapid change would take 5000 years. 5000 years is not equivalent to a sudden change.

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    Jadavid Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:55 am
    lol turbotong that was a good one
  34. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 8:59 am
    TOOO LONG, CLANKY!! TOO LONG!!!

    There`s your proof this is all bung. Can we move on now?

  35. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 9:12 am
    The World won`t end until Ireland have won at least one World Cup, i won`t allow it.

    The next one we can qualify for isn`t until 2014, so I think u can all stop worrying :)

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    aznclueless Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 9:12 am
    As a firm believer of the end of the world I say we should all have plenty of sex before 12/21/12.
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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 9:14 am
    The planets are aligning OMG!? Oh wait stupid people, they do that EVERY YEAR! Hurr durr.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 9:26 am
    the skeptics have more reputable sources, but i still like to believe that something will happen in 2012. i just want to be alive to witness something amazing that nobody before our time has ever seen.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 9:36 am
    I`m glad that someone posted the scientific viewpoint on this mess, because there is no scientific evidence that anything will happen. I think that if there is any change, it will be a cultural change wrought by so many people thinking that a change is coming about. In other words, a self-fulfilling prophesy.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 9:40 am
    The planets are aligning OMG!? Oh wait stupid people, they do that EVERY YEAR! Hurr durr.

    The planets do not align every year. They are rarely even all in the same 90 degree arc.

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    Hotubs Female 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 9:52 am
    lol... i appreciate this. i bet you all $50 that the world wont end
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    bak5102 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:05 am
    Dec. 21, 2012. Isn`t that about when the electoral college should be certifying the results of the next presidential election? Maybe it`s a different kind of rogue that will be causing a global cataclysm.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Dont get too excited with 2012. If something is really going to happen, is not going to be big and huge like the Hollywood movies shows us. Its all a slow process and if you really want a change in the society, you can start right about now, dont wait till 2012.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:11 am
    2012 is just another year.
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:11 am
    "The planets do not align every year. They are rarely even all in the same 90 degree arc."

    Hurr durr

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    Bioshocker Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:15 am
    This reminds me of the media hype over the hadron collider and what came of that supposed apoclypse? NOTHING! Also, all of the theories put forward by the believers seem very conditional as well and not as concrete. P.S. I just noticed how the skeptics owned the believers over the existence of Quetzalcoatl!
  47. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:21 am
    The most likely doomsday prediction is the Muslim one timewise.

    Islam pretty much just says it`ll be a Friday, but no specific year. Basically a 1/7 shot of being right.

    For all the 2012 believers out there... Hey check it out, 21/12/12 is a Friday....

    Skeptics:
    (But not the 10th of Muharram which some people claim is necessary).

  48. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:26 am
    Erm, Bioshocker:
    The Large Hadron Collider failed.
    It broke down.
    It did not do what it wanted to do.

    Even if the LHC was nothing but a Black Hole Making Machine, there would be no apocalypse.

    They`re currently fixing it.

    Believers: It will be ready again in 2012.
    Skeptics: I guess we`re screwed, the Mayans clearly predicted the LHC failure by watching planets and poo.

  49. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:31 am
    vv I totally hate that large hadron collider thing!
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Look up THEMIS on the NASA website and read up on the huge gaping hole in the earths geo-magnetic field. Mix that with the elevated solar activity expected in the next two years, and you have the makings for a really bad day. Some scientists are of a mind that it`s a solar flare and not a comet that killed off Barney`s cousins.
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    Blackhart Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:39 am
    2012 may or may not be the end. Who knows, and honestly who really cares. Mayan`s have calendars that date far beyond 2012. The calender for 2012 states a god will come from the sky, where does that say anything about the end, let alone wouldn`t you celebrate the coming of a god? But hey that could just be me.:-)
  52. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:40 am
    This reminds me of the media hype over the hadron collider and what came of that supposed apoclypse? NOTHING!

    The LHC hasn`t been used at full power yet. They`re still cautiously working up to it. Better to do it right than to do it quickly, because it`s rather expensive to repair.

    But there`s no real indication that it`s dangerous, unless someone somehow managed to get inside it while it was on. That would be dangerous for them.

    21/12/2012 is just like the hundreds of other religious end of days myths that have failed to be true throughout recorded history.

    Come to think of it, it`s worse than them because they haven`t even got the religion right for 21/12/2012.

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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:40 am
    I know someone that building a freaking bomb shelter. Its all nonsense, like Y2K. We`re going to have pretty silent streets 21st Dec 2012 tho...street party!
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    turbopuppy Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:41 am
    My own indepth diligent research demonstrates that following 12/21/12, farmers must stop growing corn and begin growing potatoes. Thats it. Beans and other legumes are also acceptable
  55. Profile photo of turbopuppy
    turbopuppy Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:44 am
    Seriously, Nostradamus (a prolific and always correct prophet)forsaw a persian bombing an enemy with nuclear weapons. But his work was kinda ambiguous. Like, "lion in the desert" can mean anything.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:45 am
    They`re currently fixing it.

    They finished fixing it months ago, in June if I recall correctly, and it was recooled by November. It`s been running ever since, but they`re taking several months doing testing followed by progressively more energetic collisions. They`ve already passed the previous record from other colliders. They`re just not yet up to the levels required to confirm the existence or lack thereof of the Higg`s boson. That`ll probably happen before the end of March.

  57. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:47 am
    vv I totally hate that large hadron collider thing!

    Why?

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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:53 am
    Ahhh mint a bunch of pale skinned, tin foil hat wearing loons telling me that im going to die before I`m 21.
    Magnetic shifts? Blow me, im not run by chipboards!
  59. Profile photo of Space_oddity
    Space_oddity Female 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 10:59 am
    "Seriously, Nostradamus (a prolific and always correct prophet)"

    Turbopuppy: Always correct, are you kidding me? He could have never been correct for all we know. His "predictions" are so vague they could mean anything. After all, people always "decode" them AFTER the "prediction" happened. Its all just whatever people want them to mean.

  60. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Wow, that`s a lot of work to discredit something obviously retarded. One might as well make up a giant infographic proving that the sky is not pink.
  61. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 11:14 am
    @Space_oddity:

    Yes, he was kidding you. Reading comprehension fail.

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    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Maybe when 2012 rolls around and nothing happens humanity will look at each other and finally stop screaming.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Didn`t we already go to the Mayans for 2000? People used that back then too, then it was never referred to after nothing happened.

    I also vaguely remember something about a planet X when I was in like 2nd grade, but in the following grades, it never happened to come up again. If it was something significant, I`m sure at least one of my teachers would have chatted about it during class.

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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 11:33 am
    Nostradamus is a complete load of BS. He made hundreds, thousands of predictions, very few of these have come true, and even the ones the supposedly have are so vague, you could interpret them as a lot of things.

    As for the whole 2012 fiasco, well, there is very little scientific proof to suggest anything extraordinary or catacalysmic will happen in 2012. Most of the theories have very little supporting evidence, and could be applied to most dates.

    And the Mayans, well, even if they did predict the end of the world on that date, that doesn`t mean much. The end of the world has been predicted hundreds of times by loads of different civilisations. Christians predicted it would end some time in the 1800s and everyone believed it. Honestly, I think 2012 has just been blown out of proportion, the moment they discovered this "impending end", Hollywood, and the History Channel and the internet, and some desperate "scientists" just jumped on the bandwagon - the one thin

  65. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 11:48 am
    didn`t we have the same BS about 10 years ago at y2k? "the computer systems will roll over to 1900 and freak out causing all nuke warheads to launch, ending the world", yeah, and that happened right?

    humanity needs religion and random life ending threats in order to survive apparently...we are a paranoid society that believes the universe is out to get us. whats the next major scare after 2012 passes safely?

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    spultra13 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 11:58 am
    My favorite is the Timewave Zero prediction. Basically in 2012 we`ll have a singularity of infinite complexity, where every possibility is realized. Everything that ever could happen will happen all at the same time.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    B-b-beccah
    Female, 18-29, Canada
    418 Posts Thursday, February 11, 2010 11:20:52 AM
    Maybe when 2012 rolls around and nothing happens humanity will look at each other and finally stop screaming.
    --------------------------------------------------

    Pffft yeah!

    "End of the world" cults have allways been around and will continue to be around long after 2012 comes and goes!

  68. Profile photo of _kiersten_
    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    As for Nostradamus...Well, his writings are so vague you can barely tell what it refers too. Not only that, but i find it /hilarious/ that they keep finding "lost books of Nostradamus" every couple of years. In in those books it JUST so happens to correlate with what is going on at the moment. Its all a bunch of BS >.>
  69. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    Not saying I`m buying into the whole "End of the World" thing, but when the first "source" listed for the skeptic side is Wikipedia, they lose a lot of credibility.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    meh, too much junk to read. nothing will happen. did anybody think that maybe the guy making the calender go tired and stopped?
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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    On December 22, 2012, believers will say something was predicted wrong, or that it will happen on another day. December 21, 2013, and believers will still be convinced the end of the world is coming.

    And then when the "2012" nonsense dies down, someone is going to say the dinosaurs died on such and such day, which is a SURE sign that the world will end in 2020, on that same day. And on and on and on until the world actually DOES end

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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    @Angilion - I don`t know. I also hate Facebook.
  73. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    I don`t think anyone actually believes in the 2012 thing anywhere other than modern day Mayans.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    the only thing that`s going to happen is a bunch of people will get scared and hide.

    and can we stop with the infographs please? (c`mon, i said please!)

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    xxamsey Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Quite a few of my ignorant friends believe in the 2012 thing, unfortunately.
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    Godzukis_Dad Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    I just posted a reminder on my calendar for December 20, 2012 to have some cake and not work-out, just in case.
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    Nucleartoast Female 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    @ElDavo, even the Mayans think this is a load of bullpoo
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    verinon Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    The only thing that`s gonna happen in 2012 is some raging end of the world parties. WHO`S WITH ME!?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    So much reading!
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Either way, I`m not going to work on Dec 21, 2012. If the world ends, ok. If the world doesn`t end? I`m not getting in the way of the looters and crazies.

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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Whenever an argument brings up "Worldwide conspiracy against us"... unless they have some damn good evidence and motive, that`s the end of the line for me.
  82. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    I`m with the skeptics
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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    TL;DNR
  84. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    Where`s the "This is stupid bullpoo" option? Because that`s what I choose.
  85. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    meh, too much junk to read. nothing will happen. did anybody think that maybe the guy making the calender go tired and stopped?

    If you read more, you wouldn`t have needed to ask that question.

    But I`ll answer it anyway, because I can spare the time.

    The Mayan calendar doesn`t only go up to that year. References have been found carved into rock by ancient Mayans for dates more than 2000 years after 2012.

    All calendars have cycles. The one we use has a cycle of one year. Others have different cycles, for example the Chinese calendar with a 12 year cycle. When one cycle ends, the next begins. Does anyone expect radical change or the end of the world on the first of January every year? The Mayans had several calendars, one of which has a cycle of over 5000 years. When the current cycle ends, the next cycle will begin. Just like the 1st of January every year.

  86. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Christians predicted it would end some time in the 1800s and everyone believed it.

    Christians have had more end of days predictions than that. Half a dozen at least. The only one with any substance was "any time now" in 1347 and that was made *after* the catastophe started.

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    james20 Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    were going to believe some ancient calender maker who was killed while making a calender for the future 2012...
  88. Profile photo of draquoir
    draquoir Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    Read it all. Insightful stuff, Time to completely reject all believers in this mumbo jumbo bologna.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    wow. whats funny is ive heard of all these theories. how can they all possible happen at the same time?
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    its a load of shiiiiit :P
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    roses4u21 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    I have lived through Y2K, SARS, and the swine flu.
    BRING IT ON 2012.
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1668 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    Honestly the solar storms worry me the most
  93. Profile photo of Peveo4589
    Peveo4589 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    So many theories how can they all be wrong? Oh wait the theorists are crazy. *continues living life*
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    Itsumo Female 18-29
    295 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    do they really have nothing better to do with their time?
  95. Profile photo of coolthing97
    coolthing97 Male 18-29
    1057 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    Lol, I agreed with skeptics long before I read this. This makes some pretty badass arguments that I haven`t heard yet though.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Cold War
    The Referendum / Seperation - "OUI"/"NON"
    Comet Crash `98
    Ice Storm `98
    Y2K
    Killer Bees
    West Nile Virus
    Avian Flu
    "De Vinci Code" Lunatics
    Stephan Harper
    Swine Flu

    2012?

    Same retards, different story.

    Except for the Ice Storm. That was just awesome. Aside from the Hypothermia and death.

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    Blackhart Male 18-29
    10 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    Way i see it i will die one day and i would rather live my life not knowing then fearing the end the whole time, same goes for the end of the world, If it happens in my life i don`t wanna know when. This is the reason a choose not to be with or against the "End of the World Predictions". Because if its going to happen what good will it do to know? I`m sure no matter what faith you have (if any) you will agree, when/if the end comes there isn`t a thing anyone or anything on this planet can do about it.
  98. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    "My favorite is the Timewave Zero prediction. Basically in 2012 we`ll have a singularity of infinite complexity, where every possibility is realized. Everything that ever could happen will happen all at the same time."

    so like Dr. Who or Dr. Fate? awesome! I can`t wait to know all of time, hope my head doesn`t explode

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    Angillion: "They finished fixing it months ago, in June if I recall correctly, and it was recooled by November".

    Huh, I haven`t been keeping up apparently.

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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    hmm december 21st? thats winter solstice...
  101. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    I wonder how all these people are gonna feel on December 22nd -.-;
  102. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    Science wins. Inevitably.
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    xXxNatexXx Male 13-17
    135 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    kinda made me feel wierd inside as i read it,like how it was possible that i can even function with my own thoughts, kinda shows you that death is an inevitable enigma, does it leave you in a dream state? or do you jsut cease to exist? what would that be like?=O
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    February 11, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    "The planet & it`s inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation."

    It`s ok...Dec 21 is my brother`s birthday. They were probably just predicting the massive birthday party he will no doubt be having in 2012...

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    kamietsu Male 18-29
    427 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 1:20 am
    ""The planet & it`s inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation."

    It`s ok...Dec 21 is my brother`s birthday. They were probably just predicting the massive birthday party he will no doubt be having in 2012... "

    Can I come?! :D

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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 1:29 am
    I think it`s bullpoo, but I guess we`ll find out in a couple years. :)

    I`ll say that it`s pointless to worry about it right now though. It`s best to just live your life as you normally would, rather than live in fear of what could(*probably won`t*) happen.

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    Hayllee Female 13-17
    459 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 3:34 am
    I... man, it`s too early to read all that, I`m about to leave for school.

    I`m not skeptical, I know the world`s not going to end in 2012.

  108. Profile photo of Opossum
    Opossum Female 18-29
    32 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 4:48 am
    My little brother told me the world won`t end in 2012, he told me that the zombies will attack so we should start preparing while we can. He`s 10....
  109. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 4:50 am
    The only apocalypse that`s gonna happen is the millions laughing at the believers
  110. Profile photo of Sillabub_0
    Sillabub_0 Female 13-17
    160 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 5:07 am
    Skeptics ftw. Makes really good sense.
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    Random3 Female 18-29
    115 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Notice how the skeptics have longer more well thought out answers. lol If you support something like this you need scientific evidence to back it up.
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    Nataly Female 18-29
    71 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Didn`t read the whole thing `cause I don`t care about 2012, but damn that`s some epic graph! I so wish there were such an iconographic for every holywar.
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    ninjabot Male 13-17
    241 posts
    February 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    i think everyones gunna turn into zombies
  114. Profile photo of Berenice
    Berenice Female 13-17
    536 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 1:58 am
    There`s a book called "Shift" in where the Earth`s magnetic field "shifts" and a lot of people believe it`s going to be the end of the world when "God" comes and takes them all, when really the government is just doing it. Forgot why... ffffuuuu
  115. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 6:22 am
    Hmm, so it`s `What Some Have Read` vs `What We Actually Know`. I know which side I`m on.

    Come on. The universe is just carrying on as normal. It`s not all suddenly going to end just because some ancient uninformed race may or may not have predicted it so.

  116. Profile photo of Jammacan
    Jammacan Female 13-17
    155 posts
    February 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Um, didn`t the Spaniards pretty much kill the Mayans before they could finish the calendar anyway? Please correct me if I am wrong. I don`t think you should freak out unless it says something like "The End of Time" or similar to that.
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    66stang Male 18-29
    225 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 4:57 am
    True or false it makes no difference.
    If its true you can rest assured that the governments of the world are taking steps to ensure the survival of the human race.
    If its true we`re talking devastation on a global scale that no amount of planning by the average person`s means will help them.
    and finally if its true the governments have a responsibility to cover it up to prevent the chaos that the mindless animals we call the human race would bring knowing they`re all doomed.
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    egmorox13 Female 18-29
    11 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 10:03 am
    i think the vampire robot nazis wno are also zombies and chuck norris are going to take control. but i`ll be kickin-ass in kansas as part of the defranco nation
  119. Profile photo of SaltyVarnish
    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
    678 posts
    February 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    Everybody should run around and scream like idiots. At the end of the day we are no different to a cow at a slaughterhouse. So in the meantime enjoy the grass!
  120. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    February 15, 2010 at 1:28 am
    Y2K, 2012, same story, different process. And did Y2K happen? No? That solves that problem! `Skeptic`
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    Lejjena Male 18-29
    68 posts
    March 14, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    i r skeptik

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