Thursday, May 14, 2009

Apocalypse revisited: 2012 persists..


Well, it seems that one way or another the world as we know it ends in 2012. Be it a meteor strike, an Alien invasion or, as a group of NASA researchers have pointed out, a huge wave of Intense solar flares to erupt in 2012, practically destroying the world's electromagnetic grid and Information Systems. This Wired article even has a Q&A with the CEO of an “electromagnetic damage consulting company” (WTF?)..

After reports that solar flares have been slowing down for the past months, a phenomenon which could lead to a mini Ice Age, the exact opposite of the said phenomenon threatens our hard-earned peace of mind. Or the semblance of one.

Interesting times are coming. I hope..


The Watcher said...

I have looked into the phenomenon that is '2012' quite deeply, and the truth seems to be this.
When the Mayans developed their calender system, they were sufficiently advanced to develop a system that is slightly more accurate than the one we use today. This isn't too difficult as our calender is deeply lacking in accuracy, hence the need for leap years and leap seconds etc.
The reason it ends in 2012 has nothing to do with the end of the world, but has a great deal to do with the end of the surface on which to carve ones calender. They used circular notations in 600 year cycles. If the Spanish hadn't gone over there with the exressed intent of obliterating the Mayans, then come 2012, they would have developed a forcast calender for the next 600 years, ending in 2512 and so on.
One thing that is very interesting however, is the Mayans use of base 60 mathmatics, hence our modern day 60 seconds, minutes etc.
As for Nostra-dumbass, well, those so called predictions are just so vague that you can make them fit any senario you like.
The only 'prophet' I have ever been truely impressed with is Edgar Cayce, and to my knowledge, he never had anything to say about the world ending in 2012.
I look forward to being proved wrong..

Illuminatus said...

That is very interesting, and the fact that it is omitted in most researches is a testament to saleability of end-of-the-world scenarios...
Although, to be the devil's advocate, I was under the impression that the calendar spanned almost 3.500 years on a single stone. I may be wrong. I'll have to check into that.
Nostradamus: ditto.
The most disturbing of all is that I, too, look forward to you being proved wrong.
IS a global disaster the only thing in the foreseable future that can alleviate the boredom of our existence? (oh, and an alien invasion)