End of the World
Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:29 PM
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:04 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:59 AM
Whew! :sweat: I'm safe because I'm in the eastern time zone.
Actually, it's Central time. But there was variation among the pre-Columbian Maya about when the day began: at sunrise for some, at sunset for others. In any case, not midnight.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:22 AM
This is the best apocalypse ever.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:38 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:59 AM
Nothing to be concerned about. The time honored practice of turning them inside out should suffice.
Since we are ALL leaving,should I pack extra cloths like underware,socks,etc. ?
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:51 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:55 AM
Pesse (Sort of like the greatest self proclaimed psychics of the world never seem to win the lotto.) Mist
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:57 AM
National Geographic Channel found a Mayan ruine in Guatamala written by scribes which shows that the Mayan Calendar is cyclical and doesn't end. December 2012 is not the end of their calendar.
Pesse (C'mon, get into the spirit of the thing and anticipate becoming a Spirit!) Mist
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:09 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:25 PM
Maybe I shouldn't have punched the boss this morning...
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:17 PM
OK, you guys.
Since time is ending I am running out now and borrowing $500K from Bruno the loan shark.
Pesse (What can possibly go wrong?) Mist
Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:25 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:52 PM
It's only the end of the world in the Northern Hemisphere - we're safe down here... feel free to come down and visit for Christmas
Gavin, you're making a mockery of the entire issue. New Zealand is safe because it's on the protected side of the International Date Line.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:12 PM
The world ends on Dec 21, and we all know that. It also happens to be my wife's birthday. So, we are having an end of the world birthday party. Invitations make it clear, since it's end of the world anyways, feel free to run your visa (or mastercard) to the limit when shopping for gifts for the birthday girl. I have 'primed the pump' so to speak, and her new TOA-130 will be on display for the event.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:05 PM
If Hale Bopp returns before 12/21... Don't touch the pudding...
Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:58 PM
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:35 PM
the puppy and penguin ones are especially cute!!
Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:05 AM
In about 5 billion years, the red giant sun will engulf the Earth and vaporize the planet.
At nearly the same time, however, the Moon will finally leave the gravitational influence of the Earth and become an independent planet orbiting the sun. Alas, it will be in nearly the same orbit as the Earth, so after a few orbits....Blam! Impact with the Earth!
But which will come first? Can't say.
It's all moot to us here on Earth, though. Some time between 800 million and 1200 million years from now the gradually-getting-hotter sun will raise the temperature of the surface of the Earth above the boiling point of water and the only life left on Earth will be the bacteria deep in the Earth in the interstices between rock particles.
We are 3.5 billion years through a 4.5 billion year history of life on Earth.
Though an asteroid might hit the Earth and raise havoc, it won't extinguish all life on Earth--maybe just all life larger than dogs and cats.
All rather prosaic endings compared to the Mayan calendar thing. I seem to recall a short story by Isaac Asimov called "The Nine Billion Names of God". Now that was a zen ending.