12-23-2012, 12:24 PM
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  • Crag
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I am officialy "Pointing and Laughing" at all those people who actually thought the world was going to end on 12/21/2012. Seriously, what were they thinking? How can people put so much stake into something so hokey as a doomsday prophesy? The crap that people believe absolutely amazes me.

Why are people so gullible? Huh

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 12-23-2012, 12:36 PM
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  • MickToley
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It has happened to earth before, it's destined to happen again. Who knows when, though?

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 12-23-2012, 01:54 PM
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Is it paranoia? Is it a fear of dying?

In this case we had scientist telling us that there was nothing out there that was on a collision course with earth, or any other detectable phenomena.

I understand there are faiths that predict an end to this world. Maybe those who were anxious about 12/21/12 had that faith.

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 12-23-2012, 01:56 PM
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We're all destined to die someday. Why not the 21st?

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 12-23-2012, 02:22 PM
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"But of that day and hour knoweth no man".

I can't guarantee much, but show me a group that says the world will end on a certain date & I'll guarantee you that it won't happen on that date. Well maybe not, because then we could just start predicting dates in an effort to prevent doomsday. Oh yeah, the world is supposed to end tomorrow now, right?

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 12-23-2012, 06:23 PM
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(12-23-2012, 02:22 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man".

I can't guarantee much, but show me a group that says the world will end on a certain date & I'll guarantee you that it won't happen on that date. Well maybe not, because then we could just start predicting dates in an effort to prevent doomsday. Oh yeah, the world is supposed to end tomorrow now, right?

As a man who believes in science, the world is going to end. But not for several billion more years.

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 12-23-2012, 06:31 PM
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Science is good but certainly not infallible. Also, I don't think many people believe that our world will last a billion years at the rate we're wrecking it! Winky

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 12-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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Oh, I think the Earth can last for billions more years, even with us wrecking it. We won't ........ but the planet will.

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 12-23-2012, 07:11 PM
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(12-23-2012, 06:55 PM)wingdo Wrote: Oh, I think the Earth can last for billions more years, even with us wrecking it. We won't ........ but the planet will.

Yup.

If it can survive a mile sized asteroid, why not humans? Worst case scenario is we'll cause another extinction event. A few thousand years later, the world will recover.

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 12-23-2012, 07:38 PM
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(12-23-2012, 07:11 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(12-23-2012, 06:55 PM)wingdo Wrote: Oh, I think the Earth can last for billions more years, even with us wrecking it. We won't ........ but the planet will.

Yup.

If it can survive a mile sized asteroid, why not humans? Worst case scenario is we'll cause another extinction event. A few thousand years later, the world will recover.

This rock isn't moving from its orbit for a very long time, but the soft squishy things living on it, who knows what will happen to them.

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 12-23-2012, 07:49 PM
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Wow, I could so get into this debate but this isn't the proper forum for that kind of stuff. I'm out now but please feel free to PM me if you'd like to hear more about how the earth isn't billions of years old and won't last for billions of years.

* SharpSpine exit, stage right even.

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 12-24-2012, 07:18 PM
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BTW, my calandar ends at Dec 31, 2012, so prepare for the end of the world!

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 12-25-2012, 10:34 AM
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I think the magic sky daddy myth is just as hokey. But, I seem to be the minority on that one.

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 12-25-2012, 10:47 AM
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I have no stance on the existence of god, I do not chide people who believe or those who disbelieve. What I do take issue with is places like the state of Texas mandating their science textbooks include things like "intelligent design" and even worse the changing of history texts to make the south look more honorable in the years preceding the Civil War. Things in Texas have gotten so bad due to the far right injecting themselves into science education that the state of Louisiana has enacted a law preventing the use of Texas curriculum based school books from being used in LA. I'll have to find the article on that one. It's sad when a state has to enact a law requiring science books actually teach lessons based on science.

The bible and science can exist in the same space, even the head of the astronomy department in Vatican City believes and pronounces the Earth as billions of years old.

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 12-25-2012, 10:50 AM
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I am actually a long time member of the COTFSM. RAmen.

However, I think I'm not going to post anymore about this subject because people's feelings get really hurt and I don't want to break any forum rules. I've probably already said too much.

If my remarks offended anyone, I'm sorry.

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 12-25-2012, 11:02 AM
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I too am ducking out of here. I don't want to upset anyone as I respect all for their beliefs.

I just draw the line at not teaching our children real science in PUBLIC schools. I spent several years being taught in a strict christian school and when I moved to public schools I was amazed at how far behind I was in things like science.

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 12-25-2012, 11:22 AM
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I believe this just about covers it.

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 12-27-2012, 07:35 PM
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(12-23-2012, 12:24 PM)Crag Wrote: I am officialy "Pointing and Laughing" at all those people who actually thought the world was going to end on 12/21/2012. Seriously, what were they thinking? How can people put so much stake into something so hokey as a doomsday prophesy? The crap that people believe absolutely amazes me.

Why are people so gullible? Huh

Ever since I can remember I've heard or read about predictions like these. I grew up in Southern California and I remember a prediction that the West Coast was going to fall into the Pacific Ocean in 1969.

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 12-27-2012, 07:58 PM
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Quote:I grew up in Southern California and I remember a prediction that the West Coast was going to fall into the Pacific Ocean in 1969.

I heard it was supposed to be after the "Big One"...Biggrin In 1985 we practiced Duck and Cover drills everyday at work, because the "Big One" was supposed to happen "Any Day"...Rolleyes

As an aside...Today I dropped my brand new Moss Scuttle on the tile floor shattering it into a million pieces...I wish I would have known THAT was going to happen...seemed more important than the end of the world, somehow.

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 12-27-2012, 08:02 PM
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Crag, now that is bad news. Hurts me to even think about a shattered Moss Scuttle. I will be sure to be extra careful with mine tomorrow.

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