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#1 Celeborn101

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 01:37 AM

The Mayan people were very smart people. They invented the calendar, they knew a crap load of stuff about the stars and they built amazing buildings with simple tools.

Do you think this 2012 talk is not just talk and actually something we should be watching?

I'm not saying something bad will happen, but you never know... What do you all think?

#2 Aetoss

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 01:48 AM

LOL

So they were able to predict the end of the world but not the collapse of their own civilization?

#3 Amannelle

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 02:17 AM

Celeborn101 said:

They invented the calendar

Lol yeah.... they totally INVENTED it... xD


You apparently haven't studied this more, have you? If I'm not mistaken, it was later discovered that the mayan calendar "begins" a few years before our modern AD calendar, therefore the "end of the world" was actually 2008, not 2012.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:12 AM

2012 will be Disclosure

then all will change, and it will be Year Zero

I can't wait!

#5 Kairosius

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:31 AM

Yeah 2012 is just the end of an "age" in the Mayan calendar, nothing special.

#6 Arghore

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:32 AM

12-12-'12 will be exactly 13 days before christmass, so i'm guessing if that doesnt spell 'unluck' ...

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:35 AM

Kairosius said:

Yeah 2012 is just the end of an "age" in the Mayan calendar, nothing special.

Year Zero has already happened, in its best form.

#8 Halmyr

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 04:03 AM

Read an article that stated the accuracy of the mayan calendar is based on old written accounts and might not be as accurate as we thought.

http://news.discover...t-be-wrong.html


Basicly this article is stating that the translation of their timeline to our timeline is  innacurate. The actual end of the world could be as far off as 2100 and later if ever in our life tim

Edited by Halmyr, 12 November 2010 - 04:06 AM.


#9 Simath

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 04:18 AM

Celeborn101 said:

What do you all think?

It's complete and utter bullshit. The 2012 doomsday hype is nothing more than far-fetched fabrications spewed from the mouths of charlatans and people who didn't take enough science classes.

http://www.universet.../category/2012/

P.S. Science-fiction is, well, FICTION.

#10 MisterB

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 04:29 AM

The 2012 hype does generate some amazingly funny comedy, though. Most of the comedy is unintended by the creators.

#11 Celeborn101

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:35 AM

I don't know whether a huge event will happen in 2012 or not, but you have to realize anything can happen.

You also have to take into account that if the government wanted to keep something secret from the public to prevent mass hysteria they would do so. Hell, for all we know there could be some huge ass rock barreling towards the Earth threatening our very existence. One can only imagine all the secrets that are being kept away from us.

Remember that movie? I can't remember the name, but I do remember a line.

"You can't handle the truth!"

Edited by Celeborn101, 12 November 2010 - 05:38 AM.


#12 derek1240

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:52 AM

there will be massive riots cause by people that believe 2012 is the end that will eventually lead to the collapse of govt then nukes will be triggered and we will cause the end of the world not some giant meteor.(thats my theory if 2012 really happens) of course i think 2012 is bs

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:52 AM

2012 is when the borders of north America will erase and we become one country, u.s., Canada , and Mexico, kinda like Europe,hence the end of the world as we know it,  look it up I can't post a link right now because I am on a Droid but I'm sure you can find something    * just Google the north American union...before you call me crazy just think...the european union happened didn't it?

Edited by Max_91, 12 November 2010 - 06:18 AM.


#14 Green Book

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:54 AM

I blame the History and science channels. Their the ones who spit this rhetoric in their tv specials all the time. It's just hocus-pocus to wheezle ratings.


Btw, that movie was 'A Few Good Men'


Seriously, there's some show on at this very moment about an 'Alien Apocalypse'; lol.

Edited by Green Book, 12 November 2010 - 05:56 AM.


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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:01 AM

They just lost all the people who were making the calender, because they died or something.. so no one could continue the work...

#16 Black Metal

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 06:23 AM

Simath said:

It's complete and utter bullshit. The 2012 doomsday hype is nothing more than far-fetched fabrications spewed from the mouths of charlatans and people who didn't take enough science classes.

http://www.universet.../category/2012/

P.S. Science-fiction is, well, FICTION.

looks like everyone's in on the joke but you..........we are all having a little fun

anyways, I'm hoping it's like day 1 of Star Trek.........Disclosure.......aliens looking for some human volunteers to see things and go places no human has gone before, the start of the Galactic Federation, sign me up and get me off this rock!

#17 pumpkin pie

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:01 AM

Chinese calendar is the more accurate one :p~

/runs away.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:13 AM

elixabeth said:


Holy -- So what, you listen to good music too? D:


@ OP:
Yeah,... The Mayans never actually said 'OMG, WE'RE GOING TO DIE', if I'm not mistaken, people just interpreted the fact that their calendar ends in 2012 as 'OMG, IT'S A PREDICTION'. Which is crap, because the Mayans probably just didn't bother, because they'd probably be dead or could make up something else along the way. Proved them right, we did, now not a single one of them's left :p.

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Max_91 said:

2012 is when the borders of north America will erase and we become one country, u.s., Canada , and Mexico, kinda like Europe,hence the end of the world as we know it,

... One country? Do you even know what Europe is?

Edited by Naoroji, 12 November 2010 - 07:17 AM.


#19 Max_91

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:17 AM

@ naoroji, yes my good man I do know what Europe is, I just used the word country instead of continent by mistake :p Ty for pointing that out.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:33 AM

the end of an era, start of a new one

release date for GW2??
lols

#21 Naoroji

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:53 AM

Max_91 said:

@ naoroji, yes my good man I do know what Europe is, I just used the word country instead of continent by mistake :p Ty for pointing that out.

Excuse my aggression then. However, how could North America 'change' into a 'continent'? Because it already is :p.

Nevermind lol, this is going off-topic.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:03 AM

Celeborn101 said:

I don't know whether a huge event will happen in 2012 or not, but you have to realize anything can happen.

You also have to take into account that if the government wanted to keep something secret from the public to prevent mass hysteria they would do so. Hell, for all we know there could be some huge ass rock barreling towards the Earth threatening our very existence. One can only imagine all the secrets that are being kept away from us.

Remember that movie? I can't remember the name, but I do remember a line.

"You can't handle the truth!"

And don't forget the Nazca Lines! It's all a big puzzle! The end is near!

*Puts on tinfoil hat*

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:14 AM

*enters this thread with wheelbarrow full off tin foil hats* Fresh from the get to know your mods thread.. get your 2012 tin foil hats! Come and get your 2012 tin foil hats! :D

BTW.. don't tell anyone, but I'm actually from the future.. we live out in space as Earth got taken over by huge space ants in 2012! This is your warning people..  the Space Ants are coming! :eek::surprised:

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:26 AM

if the first thing I see when I exit gamestop with gw2 in hand is a gamma ray burst or a meteor shower...
well, I'll be pretty f*cking angry.

#25 Etta

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:29 AM

Heh, I actually can't wait for this to happen. Nah, just kidding......maybe.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:21 PM

Celeborn101 said:

They invented the calendar, they knew a crap load of stuff about the stars and they built amazing buildings with simple tools.
Sumerians did all that waaay before them.

But I'm just waiting for suicide rates to rocket during that time, and then wake up the next day and go "HAH, TAKE THAT, YOU SILLY HISTORY CHANNEL FEARMONGERS!"

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:29 PM

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Then how come did they go extinct?

Being smart doesn't safe you from disease, destruction en angry Spaniards wielding muskets.

All civilizations crumble at some point. Always have, always will. Mayans, Romans, Egyptians, Greeks... Modern society will fall, too, at one point, in favor for something new. It is inevitable, if you look at history.

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I don't believe this will happen in 2012, though, lol. But if it does, I'm not sure how bad it would be. I'm not really a big fan of how we do things this day and age, a change would be welcome. It would suck though if we're all going to die during that change. That would not be a fun change. Unless we're going somewhere nice. And I'm not sure if we are. So, yeah... Not dying to find out, if you pardon the pun.

Edited by Vicus, 12 November 2010 - 03:34 PM.


#28 BuddhaKeks

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:48 PM

Vicus said:

Being smart doesn't safe you from disease, destruction en angry Spaniards wielding muskets.

The spaniards have nothing to do with the downfall of the maya civilization, the mayas were gone long before the conquistadores arrived. The reason why they are gone is still unknown though it was likely due to overpopulation and exhaustion of the agricultural potential or a toltec invasion.

*puts tinfoil hat on head again*

We are all going to die!!!1

#29 Vicus

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:50 PM

BuddhaKeks said:

The spaniards have nothing to do with the downfall of the maya civilization, the mayas were gone long before the conquistadores arrived. The reason why they are gone is still unknown though it was likely due to overpopulation and exhaustion of the agricultural potential or a toltec invasion.

*puts tinfoil hat on head again*

We are all going to die!!!1

Oh, my bad... I'm not really good with American history.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 04:03 PM

The Mayans used many calendars. Years, lunar months, etc... the all have one thing in common... they're cyclical.

This means they start over at the end of each period. All of them. Whatever this big one was supposed to represent, if they were still around they'd likely be all excited about that one getting close to rolling over as well... provided we accurately translated the apparent start of it in the first place, which is projected to be off by as much as 50 to 100 years.

As for the end of our species? Who can say... depends on how badly we screw up this planet, or whether or not we get off it and spread to other planets or even stars.

End of the earth? Still a few billion years from that.