Earths Final Day

Discussion in 'Conspiracy Theories' started by Lumpy 1, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Lumpy 1
    Offline

    Lumpy 1 Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    33,131
    Thanks Received:
    8,539
    Trophy Points:
    1,370
    Ratings:
    +14,847
    Just an interesting little thing to think about.

    The Maya believed the Earth's final day will be December 21, 2012. The Egyptians, native Americans and the Chinese had a similar conclusion.

    The ecliptic of our solar system will intersect with the Galactic plane, called the "Galactic Equator" of the Milky Way!

    Doomsday, The Mayan Calendar and 2012
     
  2. Modbert
    Offline

    Modbert Daydream Believer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    33,178
    Thanks Received:
    2,957
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,962
    Terral's going to be mad at you for cutting in on his action. :lol:
     
  3. Lumpy 1
    Offline

    Lumpy 1 Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    33,131
    Thanks Received:
    8,539
    Trophy Points:
    1,370
    Ratings:
    +14,847
    Terral? never heard of him/her? I'm kinda new.
     
  4. Modbert
    Offline

    Modbert Daydream Believer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    33,178
    Thanks Received:
    2,957
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,962
    Go take a peek in the Conspiracy Theory section. :lol:
     
  5. Lumpy 1
    Offline

    Lumpy 1 Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    33,131
    Thanks Received:
    8,539
    Trophy Points:
    1,370
    Ratings:
    +14,847
    Interesting fellow in a cookie putts sorta way
     
  6. Bootneck
    Offline

    Bootneck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,576
    Thanks Received:
    2,972
    Trophy Points:
    2,050
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +4,172
    That will be the day the cow jumps over the moon and the dish runs away with the spoon!
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  7. Ringel05
    Offline

    Ringel05 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    40,209
    Thanks Received:
    8,000
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    Ratings:
    +17,316
    Earths Final Day

    Party time!!!!!
     
  8. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,685
    Thanks Received:
    4,477
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,017
    TS Eliot - The Hollow Men

    A penny for the Old Guy

    I

    We are the hollow men
    We are the stuffed men
    Leaning together
    Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
    Our dried voices, when
    We whisper together
    Are quiet and meaningless
    As wind in dry grass
    Or rats' feet over broken glass
    In our dry cellar

    Shape without form, shade without colour,
    Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

    Those who have crossed
    With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
    Remember us - if at all - not as lost
    Violent souls, but only
    As the hollow men
    The stuffed men.


    II

    Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
    In death's dream kingdom
    These do not appear:
    There, the eyes are
    Sunlight on a broken column
    There, is a tree swinging
    And voices are
    In the wind's singing
    More distant and more solemn
    Than a fading star.

    Let me be no nearer
    In death's dream kingdom
    Let me also wear
    Such deliberate disguises
    Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves
    In a field
    Behaving as the wind behaves
    No nearer -

    Not that final meeting
    In the twilight kingdom


    III

    This is the dead land
    This is cactus land
    Here the stone images
    Are raised, here they receive
    The supplication of a dead man's hand
    Under the twinkle of a fading star.

    Is it like this
    In death's other kingdom
    Waking alone
    At the hour when we are
    Trembling with tenderness
    Lips that would kiss
    Form prayers to broken stone.


    IV

    The eyes are not here
    There are no eyes here
    In this valley of dying stars
    In this hollow valley
    This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms
    In this last of meeting places
    We grope together
    And avoid speech
    Gathered on this beach of the tumid river

    Sightless, unless
    The eyes reappear
    As the perpetual star
    Multifoliate rose
    Of death's twilight kingdom
    The hope only
    Of empty men.


    V

    Here we go round the prickly pear
    Prickly pear prickly pear
    Here we go round the prickly pear
    At five o'clock in the morning.
    Between the idea
    And the reality
    Between the motion
    And the act
    Falls the Shadow
    For Thine is the Kingdom
    Between the conception
    And the creation
    Between the emotion
    And the response
    Falls the Shadow
    Life is very long
    Between the desire
    And the spasm
    Between the potency
    And the existence
    Between the essence
    And the descent
    Falls the Shadow
    For Thine is the Kingdom

    For Thine is
    Life is
    For Thine is the

    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  9. 007
    Offline

    007 Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    38,386
    Thanks Received:
    7,859
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,914
    A scientific look at the 2012 Mayan doomsday prophecy



    by Thomas Lee

    The Long Count calendar used by the Mayan people in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica "turns over" in the year 2012. Some have taken this to mean that the Mayans believed that the world would end on that date. However, there is no evidence that they actually held such a belief.

    Many ancient civilizations had their own unique calendar systems, but only a very few remain in use in modern times. Some we know of only from archeological evidence, and in many cases we may not know much about them. There may have been many civilizations that made doomsday predictions based on their calendars, predictions that we no longer know about or cannot interpret because our knowledge is incomplete.

    The Mayan calendar, however, is one ancient calendar system that we are fortunate enough to have fairly good information about. In fact, they effectively had two calendars that they used simultaneously: the Calendar Round and the Long Count. It is only the Long Count that seems to concern those who believe in the prophecies of doom.

    The Calendar Round consisted of a 365-day cycle and a 260-day cycle. The Haab' cycle consisted of 18 months of 20 days each, followed by 5 intercalary days that were considered unlucky. The 260-day cycle was a little different from what we're used to in the modern world; it combined a repeating sequence of 13 numbers with another repeating sequence of 20 day names to produce a pattern that repeated every 260 days. Each day would be labeled with a Haab' month and day number (or be one of the Haab' cycle's 5 intercalary days), along with a day number and name from the 260-day cycle. A little math will tell you that this scheme will repeat every 52 Haab' "years." This article won't go into more detail about the Calendar Round, but as you can see, one of the two calendars the Mayans used was fairly complex.

    The other calendar, the Long Count, was strictly numerical. The Long Count used special units of time measurement, all based on k'in (which means "day").

    1 k'in = 1 day
    1 winal = 20 k'in (20 days)
    1 tun = 18 winal (360 days)
    1 k'atun = 20 tun (7200 days)
    1 b'ak'tun = 20 k'atun (144,000 days)

    There were also longer units, but they were not used as frequently, so we have less information about their lengths.

    Long Count dates are represented by a sequence of numbers, starting with the number of b'ak'tun and continuing to list the number of k'atun, tun, winal, and k'in. The Mayans and other Mesoamerican groups did not use the Arabic numerals we commonly use today, of course, but when talking about Long Count dates now, we mostly just list the numbers separated by a period. For example, 1.2.3.4.5 would mean 1 b'ak'tun, 2 k'atun, 3 tun, 4 winal and 5 k'in (or 159,565 days) after date 0.0.0.0.0. But this brings up the question of how to correlate the dates with the Gregorian calendar that most of the world uses today. What is today's date in the Mayan calendar?

    Most evidence seems to point to a date of August 11, 3114 BCE as the start date for the Long Count (corresponding to 0.0.0.0.0), although there is no evidence to suggest that the Long Count was actually used so long ago. However, this places 12.0.0.0.0 on September 18, 1618 CE, and it places 13.0.0.0.0 on December 21, 2012.

    Mayan legends say that the gods have created the world four times, the first three attempts having failed in one way or another. Each time, the gods would wipe the slate clean and start again. The previous creation ended, according to legend, with the start of a 13th b'ak'tun in the Long Count. There is no mention of when the first two creations ended. But some modern-day readers have used this to imply the existence of some sort of prophecy that the current fourth creation will also end with a 13th b'ak'tun.

    The Mayans themselves do not seem to have believed that the world would end on such a date.

    A scientific look at the 2012 Mayan doomsday prophecy - by Thomas Lee - Page 2 - Helium

    If ANYTHING deserved to be moved to the 'conspiracy theory' section, this doomsday crap does.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  10. Care4all
    Offline

    Care4all Warrior Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    32,716
    Thanks Received:
    6,610
    Trophy Points:
    1,170
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +11,049
    Here's the thing, all the planets in our universe do line up perfectly with the center of the milkey way on that date, at 11:11 am universal time.

    Some Scientists believe that this could cause havoc, great earth quakes, due to gravitational pulls that are not normally present....also this could cause pole shift, which they have proof this has previously happened to the /earth....where the North poll was actually at the equator...this could cause all crops to fail... Also, some scientists say this also coincides with Solar flare peak that is suppose to happen the year of 2012 which virtually can bring us all down...with our electronics... Another threat mentioned is that out protection around the earth may not be as strong in this period and more asteroids could hit the earth, also causing havoc and tidal waves and dust circling the earth...

    there is a black hole in the center of the milky way....no one knows how this will affect all of us aligning with it...

    there will be a total eclipse of the sun that day as well....

    There are so many scientific unknowns about this alignment that occurs only once every 26000 years.
     

Share This Page