2012 debunked by NASA

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    AFP: NASA on Crusade to Debunk '2012' Apocalypse Myths

    Of course my question is.... Did NASA or anyone else debunk the movie " The Day After"?

    People are gonna believe what they want to believe. Fact and reality have little to do with some beliefs. BUT really? NASA felt a need to debunk this Hollywood Movie but no one felt a need to say anything official about " The Day After"?
     
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    interesting point....

    Why would they take the time to debunk such, unless there are some REAL possibilities in it?
     
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    Neither "The Day After" or "2012" are based on science. Mayan prophesies concern the end of a cycle, not the end of the world. Climate change, while the it can be rapid, is hardly that dramatic. A much more reasonable approach would be to have looked at what happened in 1816, in New England, and in 2008 in Australia.
     
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    Because people are starting to give in to irrational fears!:(
     
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    Unfortunetly, Hook, you are correct. All too many people are far more willing to accept the dramatic, rather than the more mundane. And not willing at all to do the research into what is being stated.
     
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    NASA probably figured that if there were enough people stupid enough to put Mr Obama in the white house, they better do something to convince those stupid people that the world wasn't going to end.
     
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    Well, I will give President Obama at least a couple of years, seeing what he inherited from the brilliant Neo-cons that preceded him.
     
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    But if you look at the science, there are exactly zero possibilities for catastrophe caused by the galactic non-alignment. There are, however, infinite possibilities for catastrophe caused by people who actually believe the hype that's been created to market a theory that's part Mayan belief, part astrology (NOT astronomy), part Hollywood and part pure ignorance.
     
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    Interesting the dichotomy of action vs. inaction when you have a vested interest in peddling a political agenda, huh?
     
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    What he inherited, and how he chooses to address it won't cause the end of the world. Unless, he leads us into a nuclear war. I'm sure he is intent upon doing that as his last 4 predecessors were.
     

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