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Re: World ending in 2012? NOOOOOPE. NASA. :3

Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:38 am

I've happened to see this new videos in my subscriptions from SpaceRip, a good YouTube channel usually dedicated to science-documentary-films. Here's a recent one they put out. Glad to see the guys that really know what they speak of to come out and debunk these silly myths with the hard, cold facts.

It's pretty cool/interesting, Here it is.

Although I doubt many of you believe the world's going to end in the end of 2012 due to what has been predicted, It's still a fun thing.

Now, for that day to come, to laugh at the people who doubted these facts, or be faced with the most ironic unexpected and although nearly impossibly unlikely the end of the world. x3 I doubt the second will happen, though.

Video Transcript:

The issue with Dec. 21, 2012 and the predicted disasters that some folks think will come, probably started with the so-called end of the Mayan calendar. Their calendar does not end on Dec. 21, 2012. It's just the end of the cycle and the beginning of a new one. It's just like on Dec. 31st, our calendar comes to an end but a new calendar for the next year begins on Jan. 1st .

Niburu is supposed to be a planet that's four times the size of the Earth. It's going to get very close to the Earth and cause all kinds of disasters. So this enormous planet is suppose to be coming toward Earth, but if it were, we would've seen it long ago and if it were invisible somehow, we would've seen the affects of this planet on neighboring planets.

Thousands of astronomers who scan the night skies on a daily basis have not seen this. And then there's folks who think that NASA astronomers are actually hiding this information so as to prevent panic from the populous. Can you imagine thousands of astronomers who observe the skies on a nightly basis keeping the same secret from the public for several years?

Some folks think there's going to be a solar storm associated with Dec. 21st of 2012. Now, solar storms do exist. The sun's activity goes through a cycle that reaches a maximum every eleven years. The next solar maximum when you might expect enhanced solar activity will take place actually in May of 2013. It's supposed to be fairly mild solar activity maximum and there's no evidence that there's going to be any solar storms.

And then we have planetary alignments. There's a planetary alignment. The sun, the Earth and some of the planets are aligned and this is going to cause some tidal effects on the Earth that's going to be catastrophic.

Well, first of all, there are no planetary alignments in December of 2012 and even if there were, there are no tidal effects on the Earth as a result. The only two bodies in the solar system that can affect the Earth's tides are the moon, which is very close, and the sun, which is massive and also fairy close. But the other planets have a negligible effect on the Earth.

One of the myths for Dec. 21, 2012 is that the Earth's axes are going to somehow shift. The rotation axis can't shift because of the orbit of the moon around the Earth stabilizes it and doesn't allow it to shift.

The magnetic field does shift from time to time but the last time it did was 740,000 years ago and it doesn't do that sort of a shift but every half million years or so. But there's no evidence that's going to happen in December and even if it did shift, it's not going to cause a problem on the Earth apart from the fact that we're going to have to recalibrate our compasses.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Since the beginning of recorded time, there have been literally hundreds of thousands of predictions for the end of the world and we're still here.


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Re: World ending in 2012? NOOOOOPE. NASA. :3

Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:58 am

And so many people believed the world would end in 1666...

Do you think they were right? *looks around*

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Re: World ending in 2012? NOOOOOPE. NASA. :3

Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:14 am

I did the planetary alignment calculation many years ago. (Newton's law.) The idea was that the  planetary alignment would case a fluctuation of the gravity which would cause disasters.

What I did was align all planets, took their distance and their mass and calculated the effect.Then I took the effect of the sun. But! I know the distance between the earth and the sun varies throughout the year. So I took the maximum and minimum distance and calculated the maximum and minium effect of the sun gravity.

I don't know the numbers anymore but the Sun's variation each year was much, much larger than all planetary alignments together.

Science is still very difficult to grasp for a lot of people. Even those who think they know about it. The best example of that is what I once read in a SciFi story:

"Lets make a 360 back home".

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Re: World ending in 2012? NOOOOOPE. NASA. :3

Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:08 am

There is no way it is going to end.

I owe to much money and I could not get off of paying them that easy.
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Re: World ending in 2012? NOOOOOPE. NASA. :3

Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:32 am

Vindicator : To echo your sentiments here is a marvellous quote from "North by Northwest"

"Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself 'slightly' killed. "

Cary Grant, one of the best Bristolians I can think of .

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