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Quote:There is a weak argument for a coincidental alignment that will occur locally (at my OP) on Dec. 21, 2012 about 9:00 AM MST or Dec. 21, 2012 16UT, wherein the Sun in its annual travel of the ecliptic will cross the galactic longitude zero degrees, some time after the winter solstice at 2012-12-21 11:12UT (or 4:12AM MST). See attached star chart.
Quote:4) End-of-the-world predictions of this type historically have been false.
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Quote:Quote:4) End-of-the-world predictions of this type historically have been false. Can point #4 be verified with absolute certainty?
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Quote:It's just a bunch of hogwash! Tom
Quote:Whenever this comes up, as with Y2K, the Age of Aquarius, the Heavan's Gate goobers, etc., I always ask people two questions:-- How many such end of the world prophecies have you seen or read about so far in your lifetime? The usual answer is several . . .-- How many came true?
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Quote:The kids were discussing at Thanksgiving dinner that maybe we should open our Christmas presents on the 20th....You know, Just in case.....
Quote:Quote:Whenever this comes up, as with Y2K, the Age of Aquarius, the Heavan's Gate goobers, etc., I always ask people two questions:-- How many such end of the world prophecies have you seen or read about so far in your lifetime? The usual answer is several . . .-- How many came true? They only have to be right once.
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Quote:Quote:Quote:4) End-of-the-world predictions of this type historically have been false. Can point #4 be verified with absolute certainty? There is a statistically significant correlation between false end of the world predictions, and the world still being here.On another note, this is really going to be upsetting to me personally if the world does end. I just retired
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Quote:They only have to be right once.
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Quote:Whenever this has come up I ask if they belive any of these prophecies. If the answer is yes I ask if they wouldn't mind signing over to me all that they own seeing as they won't be needing it. I even offer to get it done through a lawyer so that the effective date won't be before which ever date they say the world will end. I have yet to gain a penny. My guess is that there aren't all that many true believers. Yes I know there have been some who have divested themselves of their worldly goods but I haven't had the good fortune of meeting any of them.Bill
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