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  1. Laserjock

    Laserjock South Endzone Rocks! Staff Member

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    While the Mayan calendar does end for some reason in 2012 [December I think], it is not mean to indicate the end of the world. Its actually is thought by some that the Mayans believed it simply indicated a change...some think they thought it would signify the ascension of man, or a period of new enlightenment.

    There is a Mayan temple that has some windows/skylight features that is supposedly designed to capture the light from the sun exactly once this alignment takes place in 2012 and they theorize it will actually cast a serpent shaped shadow down the stairs leading up to the temple. Now, while I am curious about all of this stuff and have no doubts this won't be some earth-ending event...I am highly impressed by a society that could predict a celestial alignment event that only happens every 26,000 years and be able to take into account some of the more elaborate astronomical considerations such as planetry wobble [precession] and such.

    I mean...how in the heck could they understand that way back then?

    Of course I still don't understand how the Nazca lines were pulled off either....
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  2. Bobo

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    Wouldn't Nibiru have to be close enough to see now if it was out there and coming? Thought that's what I read. Crazy planet x stuff :ha:
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  3. Gunny

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    Yes, you'd see it well before it was going to hit.

    Hell they can see an asteroid that may hit us in 30 or so years from now.
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  4. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

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    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/apophis/

    f 2012.
    this is how it's going to go down...

    there's a 2.7% chance!

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fcGj57cQIeg&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/fcGj57cQIeg&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
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  5. Gunny

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    Considering the size of the universe, how unlucky is a planet to be hit by something?

    It's like hitting an exact speck of dust from across the room.
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  6. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

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    not trying to change topics, but this is a movie forum, have you ever seen the film Wanted?
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  7. CRUDS

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    I saw it.. and I Wanted to blow my brains out before it was even half way through..
    The dood that made that also made Nightwatch and Daywatch which were so much cooler...
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  8. onetontitan

    onetontitan Fire, walk with me.

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    I think this is where Lil Wayne got his theory that the world was going to end, in 2012
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  9. Gunny

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    Well...if Lil Wayne says so....
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  10. Starkiller

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    Happens all the time, actually. It's just unusual for the object to be big enough to make that big of an impact.
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