siberean says: June 21, 2010 at 9:17 am Here are necessary freedoms including freedom of speech are coming into play

. Nobody should be able to restrict a scientist (as it had been in the Middle Ages ) to freely publish any crazy unproved i dea. But it will be up to the scientist s reputation. And if it is a real scientis t he will publish the hypothesis in a scientific journal in a proper form (Abstr act, ), together with the method and procedures how to test it and which future o bservations might disprove the hypothesis (show the falsifiability of the hypoth esis). And non-scientific public (what I ve mentioned above) must clearly understand (fro m the school) the boundary between the real science and speculations in yellow p ress, and should know where to search for serious and reliable information. Hoaxes, conspiracies, myths are rather on the cultural/spiritual side of the hum an being activity, the same as religion, where falsifiability, testability etc a re not necessary. Scientific method with it s necessary steps and strict format of ideas presenting to the public (in a respectful or not so scientific journal ra ther than home pages or blogs) should be clearly demarcated. siberean says: June 21, 2010 at 9:39 am This does not mean, although, that a real scientist can t publish a crazy idea in her blog. Again it s up to his/her name s reputation. But an hysteria (about next da te of the end of the world, a big comet arriving or a financial bubble coming to morrow) can be justified (and so attention to it is undertaken by organizations and people) only based only on a respectful source, and such source for scientif ic information is scientific magazines/journals only. General public must know t his. As well as the falsifiability / testability terms. That way there will be much le ss waves of hoaxes in today s very powerful info medium. thenudehamster says: June 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm I must have been living in one of those underground bunkers because this is the first I d heard of this Nibiru disaster . Quite simply, it s up to the propagators of t he idea to produce valid, testable evidence to support the claims; it s not up to NASA, the government, me or anyone else to disprove it. While I m happy to believe that there are things that various governments would pr efer we didn t know, usually for reasons of security or military secrecy, they d fin d it very difficult to hide a planet sized body on a collision course with Earth especially one close enough to hit within a couple of years. Somebody outside t he establishment would leak it in no time flat, and plenty of amateur astronomer s would find it within hours. Basic rule with any of these things is the burden of proof; it s up to you to prov e it IS, not up to me to prove it isn t. Or, to put it more simply put up or shut up! Roland (from the Netherlands) says: June 23, 2010 at 6:23 am Your right, I believe in Nibiru when I can go outside at night and see it for my self. I mean, I love stories about Ancient Astronauts and you must keep an open mind. But please, Let s use our Common Sense. Religion has let us astray for millenia,wi th believing silly things, which are simply impossible. So, lets stick to science and nothing else!!! And see you at 2013-01-01 Roland (from the Netherlands)

Jerry says: June 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm I don t know. I still believe that 2012 is coming. I mean, every year from 1 to 20 10 has come and gone, so why was 2012 canceled? Shari says: July 5, 2010 at 1:14 am I thank you Dr. Morrison for your extrondianry work. I have already predictd 201 2 will be the beginning of a new world, not the end. Dave says: July 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm I do 100% agree that the this is nothing more than a social scare, but something above did catch my attention. Question # 9 I believe, you wrote: Why does the Mayan calendar say the world will end in 2012? Forgive me for being curious, but I don t think I saw an actual answer to that and I would really like to know what your interpretation is. thanks! Dave Mike says: July 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm Are you kidding? The Mayan calendar does not predict the world will end in 2012. Go back and read the answer to question 1. And then read the answers to all of the questions again too. zequi says: July 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm check this link: http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm according to this, since 1979, I survived no less than 90 Apocalypse. So at, Mayans? I m not afraid of your fancy 2012!!!

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justme says: July 27, 2010 at 6:28 am If somebody will try to convince you that the end of the world will be in (any d ate here) then ask them to sign a deal stating that you will become a rightfull legal owner of everything they have on a day right after the end . If they really b elieve it, there s no risk for them, but they only want you to buy their books or DVDs. Unfortunatly it s been used the other way more & more people buy stuff they can t afford (and don t really need) on credit with 1st payment delayed till 2013, b elieving they will not have to pay it. Kirsten says: July 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm The world will not end on December 21,2012 the Mayan Calendar predicts it will b ut it won t, just because we say its going to end means its going to end. I will f eel really bad for people who kill themselves because they think it will end it will be a normal and regular day like any other day :) Flat Earth concept end century society says: July 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm A great article which we fully support. Noah Dawkins David Perry says:

August 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm Besides all of this stuff, which can t be proven either way in most cases, I d like to know how the stones where cut at Puma Punku. I know it has little to do with the end of the world but i have yet to see Sceptic come up with anything decent about it. Tim Haas says: August 15, 2010 at 12:02 am I too would love to hear some arrogant writer from Skeptic Magazine explain Puma Punku. I mean, they know everything right? With a modicum of critical thinking skills that you could develop at any research institution, they ve achieved an air of certainty rivaled only by God. Neigh, surpassing God! Mysteries begone! We h ave The Skeptic. Ooo! They could have their own series of infomercials, sure we can sell Certitude, I can see it now! Boom, mystery begone! That ll be the tag-line. In a few months we can sell, New and improved, Certitude Plus! I know what you re thinki ng, perhaps an infomercial series is too pedestrian Yeah, these people get paid b ig bucks to overlook all sorts of evidence! Perhaps we should start building tem ples to honor them? But that will never happen, because they have more knowledge t han understanding and temples are rarely built to honor those with simply knowledg e. They are more frequently built to honor those who demonstrate wisdom. Suffice it to say that the Skeptic will avoid scrutinizing Puma Punku at all costs beca use it would require humility and rabid skepticism rarely begets humility. Oh, but lest I forget, pay no attention to the overwhelming evidence of water er osion on the walls of the enclosure surrounding the Sphinx, that s a figment of yo ur imagination, you ve probably been munching peyote buttons like the unenlightene d sheep you are. Silly sheep, don t you know that enlightenment and certainty are only to be found in books? Don t you know that time flows just as you perceive it, through your fleshy vehicle with its flawless sensory apparata? [Sorry, "appara tuses" is a stupid word, I refuse to use it.] Pay no attention to those megalith ic granite and diorite blocks that appear to have been cut by modern CNC machine s 17,000 years ago! Those were cut laboriously by master artisans the likes of w hich the world has never known over a thousand years using petrified pine needle s from a bygone prehistoric era and chewing gum I told you to stay away from those peyote buttons sheep! Listen to the scientist who is paid the most or is featur ed on FOX News or USA Today or Myth Busters. Oops, I left out the Skeptic, my bad the Skeptic, but that s it! Above all, pay absolutely no attention to conflicting data, especially the sort that you can, see, hear, and touch for yourself! smmahan says: October 24, 2010 at 6:58 am I am not associated with Skeptic, and I would agree that sometimes the magazine co mes across as a bit arrogant particularly when it comes to preaching an absolute based on the absence of evidence. However, they do a great service in discrediting people who come up with solutio ns based on no real evidence meaning talking to the dead, psychic powers, speaki ng to God (or high level government officials, or angels, or other higher powers tha t speak ONLY to certain individuals .and you have to take their word for it). When it comes to the Sphinx this is a riddle indeed. It s age is indeed controvers ial, and SKEPTIC has not commented on the controversy, as far as I know. While t here is a hard line, the hard line has been brought into question by good evidence and it is the nature of SCIENCE to be FLUID to be able to change when new bette r evidence is brought to light. The mystery of Pumapunku is also a mystery but it is silly to challenge SKEPTIC to discuss it. The writers at SKEPTIC discuss FACTS. This mystery is based on an absence of facts. However, I will say this: there is a sad belief that ancient man was not as smart as modern man. Pumapunku has been carbon dated after 400 A.

D. (probably 600-1000 A.D.). Even if you believe that it is much older what is so unbelievable about humans creating such a thing? It is IMPRESSIVE but they had hum ans who were smart back then, regardless of the era! What is so unbelievable about a human with an I.Q. of 170 developing stone carving techniques? The humans who built that structure were JUST AS INTELLIGENT as humans are today. Take our mos t intelligent engineers and scientists and it is probable (and LIKELY) that the humans who built Pumapunku were just as intelligent. They may not have had the s ame access to technology but they could have easily developed their own technolo gy that has since been lost. This has likely happened MANY times throughout hist ory and it does not require ALIENS or some other advanced civilizations. I am a scientist, by the way and I am a long-time reader of SKEPTIC. I have writte n them with corrections in the past, and they have thanked me for my contributio n. I LOVE for SKEPTIC to publish things that I can refute, because I love intell igent debate. However, resorting to incredible ideas (i.e. ALIENS, Atlantis, or whatever) is not a good strategy. I did not say that you were suggesting ALIENS were involved, by the way. I reali ze that you did not say that. However, the implication is that it is impossible for ancient humans to develop advanced technology and I suggest that is ridiculo us. Intelligent humans have existed throughout history and humans are quite capa ble of great feats without the help of other advanced civilizations. suz says: August 27, 2010 at 7:10 am i really don t know how to respond too people informing others that the world will end in 2012. anyway, the only thing i can do is to tell a joke: two men walking about in the village park, holding placards saying repent for the world will per ish tomorrow . they talk to every person who would care to listen. when the sun we nt down, one said to the other ok, friend. time to go home. see you again here tomo rrow at the same time . i hope i delivered it right. english is not my primary language. cheers! Devon says: September 15, 2010 at 7:36 am This is all junk! I m a researcher whose been heavily involved in finding the truth s about 2012 for many years now. Now I may have only possibilities about 2012 and what will happen. This much I do know for a fact. NASA and our United States go v t has been lying for many many years, about several subjects. Lets take a look a t Roswell for one. They have already been discovered lying about that. They have in fact been in contact with several species of ET s foreign to our own planet. T his is all factual information. All of this started in the 1950's. They have con tracts with some of these races, from everything from weapons aquisition, to bor rowing and experimenting with humans for genetics purposes (thousands have alrea dy disappeared), others tagged and kidnapped from time to time as a tool for med ical purposes, ect. I know what many of you are saying. This guy is crazy, right ? Wrong! I am not and I am being 100% honest with all of you. This is real, it i s happening, and I know my information is very credible. I ll even go one step fur ther. I ve peronsally spoken to people at very high levels of our gov t, and I do sp ecify high levels, that have verified all of this info as factual. So before you shoot me down and say I m just looking for attention, think about it. Why wouldn t they tell you the truth? Why are they keeping it to themselves? There are answer s to these questions. Prevent mass panic? Prevent breakdown of social services, religious centers, financial systems, ect. The gov t and NASA doesn t want to tell t he public, because they re afraid that it will cause the entire eco-system and lif e as we know it, to crash and burn. They re going about the daily routine and live s as we know it, without saying a word. When late 2011 arrives, the gov t will go underground with there families into what they call DUMBS, or underground milita ry bases, and wait out the storm. These bases are huge, and have been under heav

y construction since the early 1980's. If you don t believe me, check into it. Loo k at Denver Airport underground base. You will find the answers starting with th at. BeOw says: October 14, 2010 at 8:37 am Nice story you have there, all you need to do now is show 100% evidence for it. :) Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence. smmahan says: October 24, 2010 at 7:06 am It would be easier for me to believe in t just to certain special people.

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Similarly, it would be easier for me to believe these things if these people in h igh levels of the government would speak to me and not just to certain special peopl e like yourself. This type of argument requires a 100% belief in your honesty and the honesty of th e special government people. It is not very scientific. scot says: May 3, 2011 at 8:52 am show us more factual information and fewer question marks and references to al information .

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Anne says: October 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm On #8 where you say or warnings about driving accidents on long holiday weekends, which are no more dangerous than any other time. I did find an article from the N ational Safety Council regarding 2010 Labor Day Traffic Fatalities which, if I i nterpreted it correctly, noted a roughly 15% increase in traffic fatalities over Labor Day weekend than in comparison times (similar length weekends before and after the holiday weekend) seehttp://www.nsc.org/Documents/LaborDay2010.pdf (The National Safety Council does appear to be a for profit organization) Pontus says: May 22, 2011 at 12:46 am Anne, as far as I can see, the document you refer does not answer the question o f whether it is more dangerous to drive on Labor Day or not. It simply states th at the number of accidents is higher on Labor Day. This could be due to increase d traffic, in which case the risk for each driver to suffer an accident is not h igher (see Holiday comparison on page 2). Pontus says: May 22, 2011 at 12:52 am When I say accidents , I mean fatalities Dano says: November 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm this is a great article. thanks for posting. i hope people read it carefully and consider its content as much as they consider all the 2012 doomsday hype. but i doubt they will. people that believe that BS clearly stop thinking at some poin t and just believe whether they know and accept it or not. Mark says: March 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm Come 2013, we will know the fools from the rest. They will be the ones begging t

heir neighbors to give them back all their stuff, up-to-their-eyeballs-deep in d ebt from a massive, year long spending spree and maxing out all credit cards on the assumption that the world will end and they ll never have to pay it back. Doom sday is an idea built on the average person s fears and gives them comfort in knowl edge. Who else expects a chain of ads telling you to buy You can take it with you! robes? I might buy one just for kicks. P.S. My parents watched the movie 2012? and asked me, while laughing, osed to be a comedy? They re both engineers. Is this supp

ishan says: March 17, 2011 at 9:54 am i ll have to say it s a great article. You ve told about all the hoax n myths and i to tally agree these are myths and a pure imagination of some dumb minds and nothin g to do with real world but you may never know there are millions of more possib le events that can destroy earth and humanity. From which i feel the most dangerous one is a nuclear war William Smith says: March 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm Didn t the world already end in 1000ad, 1984, or was it 2000 (y2k), or was it 2001 because it didn t happen in 2000. The real fear is in not knowing how dum people will act or what harm dum people will do as we get closer to this date. Paul says: August 8, 2011 at 2:16 am Im probally not qualified to coment,cause I m just a concretor,but what the hell. the article made for some good reading and the coments had me laughing quit hard at times. I think a lot people are a bit paranoid. Here in Australia the skeptics didnt believe Dingos ate babies. Now they know th ey do. Lindy Chamberlin went to jail for this extraordinary claim. She was accus sed of murdering her daughter,while being surrounded by witnesses. Not that this has anything to do with end times but I thought it might be given some thought to how things can be blown out of proportion.If we just assume some thing without solid proof, sometimes it really does make an ass out of u and me. Who knows for sure, maybe after being flogged with gamma rays we all might becom e supermen and women! Thanks Sean says: August 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm This is my first read on Doomsday, and I am certainly no scientist or astronomer . It just makes me wonder why people who support the idea of a Doomsday such as this, spend so much time arguing about it, instead of living it up. If there is significant proof of it, there would be no point in trying to convince everyone else of a Doomsday . Similarly, the exact reason why scientists don t waste their tim e trying to prove something that has 100% solid facts (aka, Doomsday being ficti onal). Shane says: August 29, 2011 at 10:18 am Could it be possible that we are looking out for the wrong signs for a disaster (eg infrared heat waves as planets etc). I myself dont believe anything will hap pen in 2012, but all I m saying is that there is a POSSIBILITY that we don t even ha ve or we re not using the right equipment when searching for these signs. They cou ld be invisible to the naked eye like many things are, and even invisible to the equipment we currently have. Who says we re at the peak of technology? Who says t here aren t things we haven t discovered? It could be a disaster waiting to hit us, and we don t even know it s coming! I m just throwing this out to see what you guys th ink. Your views on this will be helpful :)

Nath says: September 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm I can t wait for 2012 to come maybe 2020.

so we move on to another end of the world date . hummm

Tony C says: September 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm Easiest way to deal with these doom-mongers is to lay cash on the table. Offer a substantial bet that they are wrong y on your home). say, $10,000 (you can raise the mone

When the sun rises on 22nd December 2012, pop round with a bottle of champers an d collect your winnings. What usually happens, though, is that they refuse point blank to back up their f aith and trust in their knowledge. But the plus side is that waving around a few dollars usually shuts them up. Calililli says: October 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm There IS doom, but only in this context, those who do not know history are DOOMED to repeat it. Pete says: October 10, 2011 at 12:52 am I have read all the comments and the 20 questions and answers, Dr. Morrison, I w ould like to add that everybody will have their own opinion on this subject, but maybe we should do what we all should have done at the beginning of this chaos and that is to go on our knees and ask God. He is the ONLY one that knows, NO ON E else s opinion means anything, as they are guessing and do not know for sure. End of the world is coming, that is a fact. You will all die, someday, that is a fact. Lets stick to the facts people, even if you did know for a fact (which you don t) that the world will end 21/12/2012, what can you do about it. Here is a suggestion Get God in your life that is the only way you will get throug h this. Hidding underground will only take you closer to Hell. Shadow_I says: November 2, 2011 at 2:02 am if you re telling people to stick to what they know then you should not be preachi ng about the lord, which is backed up by near ZERO scientific evidance, and is f ull of flaws and things that are wrong. We know via charles darwin that god did not create the humans and animals .. Turning water into wine can be done by any mi screant, including myself, it never specified a time period in which jesus suppo sedly did this. I don t mean to slam on christianity, because the ideals and the s pirit that, not just christianity, but alot of religeons around the world, is ex tremely good, and it can help people when they most need it, however, believing blindly that the bible is the word of the lord and that everything in it is a gi ven fact, believeing that god knows everything and that if you are bad you go to hell, is no worse than 2012 conspiritors FACT : The bible is the number #1 best-selling book in history FACT : The concept of hell was used by the catholic church to scare citizens int o donating money and devoting their life labouring for the catholic church Just saying

Stanley A. Komoras says: October 10, 2011 at 4:28 am All predictions about the end of time, dooms day and comming of Christ were wron g. All future ones will be untrue too, I will never believe in anyone who will p redict about the comming of Christ, Dooms day or Judgement day, not even an ange l because the Bible (Jesus) said it clearly. Mark 13:32 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father I think that all those who predicts about the end time does it for FAME!! Tony C says: October 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm Hi Pete, You say that the world will end on 21 December 2012. I ll bet you £10,000 that you are wrong. We ll each put into an Escrow agreement to se e fair play. My faith against your faith. What s it going to be? Pete says: October 11, 2011 at 12:02 am Hi Tony, I am not saying the world will end on 21/12/2012. As a christian I believe exact ly what Stanley A. Komoras says above. What might have misslead you was my statements, so let me explain: End of the world is coming, that is a fact. It is going to happen, as it says in the bible, so no matter how long from now, but it will happen. You will all die, someday, that is a fact. It is going to happen, as everybody I have ever known or will ever meet will die someday. Mark 13:32 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, no r the Son, but only the Father I also agree with him that it is to again some sort of sick FAME. If Jesus does not know the day or hour when He will come, who are we, as mere mortals to predi ct this. Faith is not a competition, it s a heart condition, so I will not enter into what you call My faith against yours If you have faith in the Lord and Saviour, my brother that makes me extremely ha ppy to know that I will see you in heaven one day. Keep the faith and may God bl ess you so much that you would not be able to contain it. Tony C says: October 11, 2011 at 2:40 pm Hi Pete, You said: Lets stick to the facts people, even if you did know for a fact (which you don t) that the world will end 21/12/2012? I am sorry I appear to have completely misunderstood you on reading that as I th ought that you clearly said that the world will end on 21/12/2012.

It s an easy one to make, I suppose. The bet s off, then. Never mind. If you are a bit skint, we ll call it a gentleman s be t on a handshake then, shall we? Make it one for pride or bragging rights only, e h? Seriously, though, we all know that there are few certainties in life except for death, the end of the universe and income tax. We all know that the world will end probably in a few billion years but possibly sooner if we either nuke the pl ace ourselves, the sun becomes a red giant or we get hit by some cataclysmic pie ce of cosmic debris. Disasters that have practically wiped out life on Earth hav e happened on many occasions in the past and are statistically quite likely to h appen again in the future. Nothing new there then. And you say that faith is not a competition (and then launch into a tirade agains t Islam because a blogger claims that Islam is the best religion in the world). However, I wasn t necessarily proposing a competition in the offering a wager. I am merely expressing how much faith I have got and how much I am prepared to l ive by and rely on my faith. Even to the point of risking all worldly goods and placing myself in material (but not necessarily spiritual) poverty for the remai ning 13 months that we ve all got left (allegedly). Given the challenge, I would have expected you to do the same. Maybe to show tha t the God of Abraham is prepared to tweak the laws of physics he has created jus t to help you along a little? Or perhaps your faith isn t as strong as it should b e? Faith is pretty straightforward, really. You take a step on firm ground and it d oesn t give way. The sun rises every morning. We get wet in the rain. The seasons come and go. We get old (hopefully) before we must leave this very great city an d should not be offended when so asked (Marcus Aurelius). Happens every time. And you know what? The real magic and uplifting thought is that there is so much to marvel, love an d enjoy in the world around us but sadly, we often miss it because our attention s are being fixed elsewhere by mcguffins that pop up to distract us from time to time. Anyway, shan t keep you any longer and I m sure you have plenty to do yourself befor e the World ends. Pete says: October 12, 2011 at 4:05 am Hi Tony, Ha ha ha ha ha Well stated, did not take any offence to your comment about Or per haps your faith isn t as strong as it should be? My faith is well and very strong, to the extent that I am a home cell leader in my church, and minister to the you th once a month at our TIC (Teens in Christ) gathering and constantly studing th e Bible. I cannot take a bet gentlemans agreement with you if I agree with you, that will b e silly. I am however glad to hear that your faith is so strong, that is a rare thing these days, as I believe people seem to have lost the plot a little, due t o many events in their lives. What country are you from,? I live in Sunny South Africa.

We must definitely stay in touch as your views on religion fasinates me. I do ag ree with a lot of your statements, but hope, as all christians do, that we will not be around for another few billion years. There is so much to marvel, love and enjoy, that I agree with. Regarding (and then launch into a tirade against Islam because a blogger claims t hat Islam is the best religion in the world). I get rather frustrated with these people that think they have the answer to religion and not relying on what God s word clearly states. I am doing self study on The book of Revelations and among other things Jewish, Islamic and Hindu religions. And, as I am from Africa I am rather interested in the religions of the different African cultures as well. So my statement was based on actual biblical facts that can be found on any religi ous website (if you would like to read up on it, let me know and I will give you the link.) Stay well, hope to hear from you again.. OKL says: October 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm Unless next fourth of July is celebrated with ICBM s instead of fireworks, there i s no plausible explanation for the world coming to and end, or even being severe ly harmed, in 2012. To all those who claim strangely high frequencies of disaste rs, warfare, cosmic events, etc. these are nothing unusual. They only seem to be concentrated in recent times because recent events are fresher in public memory , media is more sensationalist and pessimistic than ever, and those who would pr ofit from people believing in an apocalypse like to point out such things withou t having hard data to support them. (Or, if they do have data, they don t compare it to anything. For example, citing the high number of earthquakes in the past y ear becomes meaningless as soon as you point out that there were just as many th e year before, or in the case of warfare, that the numbers are actually decreasi ng over the years.) Any who cite the Mayans as predicting the 2012 apocalypse ha ve been misinformed, most likely through no fault of their own. First of all, th e Mayan calendar ends in 2012 in the same way that ours ends on Dec. 31: it simp ly means that a new unit of time is beginning, not that time is ending. Furtherm ore, modern day Mayans do not, as far as I know, support the 2012 apocalypse the ory. I will not even address the Nibiru theory as I find it completely ridiculou s. There is no theory of a 2012 apocalypse that is consistent with current obser vations, and even if there was, it would be up to those who created it to suppor t it with verifiable fact, not up to NASA or the government to refute it. Thus, it will be no more likely that the world would end on Dec. 21. 2012 than it was that it would end today. AN 11 YEAR OLD KID. says: October 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm Well, mabey the world WILL end in 2012. there have been so many disasters in the world and NO ONE is doing ANYTHING to PREVENT global warming. the GOVERNMENT EV ERYWHERE IS FAILING.people are so focussed on WAR and GUNS and NO ONE CARES ABOU T WHAT WE ARE DOING TO OUR PLANET. i agree with what dld said in the 2nd bullet of 52. we have had too many 8.0 and 9.0 earthquakes past few years if not months and many tsunamis which one destroyed sendai prefecture but now has been cleane d and under repair. We have seen large category 4 and 5 past few 7 years and now our second hurricane irene which became a close to category 4 but was a 3 i our strongest stomr this hurricane season WOW!!!. Global economy sucks Wall Streets plugging in fake numbers on the dow jones index chart to show, oh look we fixed our bad week from 8/20/2011 to 8/27/2011 by watching our chart drop 90* straight down and it happens to loose only 800 points (shrugging ok lets face it someone made a mistake calculating numbers so they plugged in fake one LIKE DOES THAT M AKE SENSE???. Not to mention Katrina took 4 months to get to. China is killing t heir own people only supporting rich, america wont testify against china s wrong d

oings? The political idiots on CNN and washington during the great Muslim Revolu tion called te young generation muslim terrorist when all they want is to fight for freedom not to mention the Muslim world despises both alqaueda and taliban h ow does that work CNN tell me how does your biased bull explain how the muslims that want peace and how many rather would hunt down the talibans and alqaude now their realizing how evil these organization are? now look at the pockets of ant i american organization popping up all over the world including inside united st ates because of the shenannigans were being put through? Jobless is rising from so called 9% to 10% again which in my own word its more than that because um wha t about those like me that are in staffing company waiting for jobs t open up? A ll we do is fill positions they dont explain those WITH PARTIME JOBS only explai n the full time workers being worked to death. THE WORLD IS DESTROYING ITSELF AN D IF THINGS KEEP GOING THE WAY THEY ARE, THE WORLD AS WE KNEW IT WILL BE NO MORE . I AM JUST A CONCERNED 11 YEAR OLD WHO KNOWS THAT HER VOICE ALONE WILL NEVER BE H EARD. BUT IF WE ALL JOIN TOGETHER, WE CAN AND PROBABLY WILL MAKE THE WORLD A BET TER PLACE. THANK YOU Shadow_I says: November 2, 2011 at 2:43 am you make alot of valid arguements however, you re taking a very pescimistic view t o things I am only going to defend one point you made, as your arguements are arg uements of very naive people, which is not an insult, as all people are naive in some way. The topic im going to adress is joblessness .. I should start by saying, I am unemployed i know the frustrations of trying to fi nd a job and knowing that atleast 100 other people apply for nearly every job i a pply for, does diminish my hope of succesfully searching for a job. However, thi s is not linked to a depression of economy, and is only barely linked to the eco nomy Some people argue with valid points, that thanks to the recession there is n ot such a demand for bussiness, and therefore bussinesses can t afford to continue , which is true to an extent, but the route cause of both the recession and the unemployment numbers, are down to the shear number of people alive in individual countries. Most countries in the world populate in an increasing amount, due to new medicine, more babies survive, people live for longer, etc. This is good fo r human rights and recourses and happiness, however, this increase in population provides a huge negative effect on the economy, doing serious damage to living standards ( having to build more houses), benefits systems (everyone has to have less so that people recieve equal benefits), jobs (higher population = more peo ple to apply for work), food shortages (more mouthes to feed) the food shortage s care leads to more money being put in to genetic engineering of fruit/veg and al so researching how to produce food more quickly, factory farming being a big one . . the problem is, with the population increasing, it is beggining to get impossi ble to uphold all human and animal rights, as well as allowing everyone to live normal lives. I agree with factory farming, and I disagree with anyone who tells me it is immo ral, factory farming conserves energy, protecting the environment, alot of the t ime helping the animals to not be ill, conserving money, and producing a much hi gher output of meat, if factory farming was used more commonly, the price of mea t would fall as the supply increased matching the demand, if animals where bred in captivity and forcefull bred, it increases the population, combined with FF ( factory farming), It is impossible to allow animals to be free range, purely for the wellfare of the animals, is immoral as it increases the price of meat and t herefore contributes towards malnutrition and poverty in humans .. as i have very poorly demonstrated, the problems of humanity are not one problem

, they are linked with, near enough every other proble, and finding a solution t o one, creates more problems in another, and unfortunately, sometimes the govern ments cannot foresee a negative, and so adjust themselves in that way and are su rprised when this error comes up, but at the end of the day, we are all human, w e cannot be perfect alot of the time. Countries are all in dept with each other because they each seek to perfect themselves and perfect human knowlage or law o f science. There is always more than meets the eye and im not saying the government is perf ect and trying their hardest to correct things, but just because we see one thin g as a bad thing, others may not. I choose to take the positive message of not b eing able to find a job, the positive message being people actually want jobs no w, unlike a few years ago where everyone just scrounged off of benefits .. perhaps this is all just a master plan devised by the government in order to make peopl e want to work, then in another year or so they will release a flow of money tha t ends the recession and everyone is working, with only the people who need bene fits, on them. and if that is the case i applaud the ingenuity (although i doubt it is, i just made up the idea on the spot). As with the FF, a little suffering is a small price to pay for partially solving the problems of humanity. if you had a choice between having your cat s whiskers plucked, or having it s eyes cut out (with anasthetic) . would you choose the whiskers? . a small amount of pain or a life of blindness? sorry to spoil your innocence but this is the way the wo rld works. dex says: November 3, 2011 at 9:25 am Hey 11 year old kid.. a few things for you to consider, first off, you seem real ly smart! a very intelligent individual.. Fact#1: Global Warming is not something we can do anything about. Fact#2: Global Warming is being caused by the fact that the sun is HOTTER than it usuall y is. This can be attributed to the fact that the frequency of our Solar System is increasing. The people that rule our lives (the elite), want us all to believe that Global W arming is a man-made phenomenon. It isn t. Global Warming is not unique to the Earth. it s happening to every planet in our S olar System. But our rulers want us to think that it s OUR fault. Don t be fooled! Please do some research on the Earth Frequency Rising. The government is not failing. It s doing what it was designed to do. MAINTAIN CON TROL. They do this by using economics, the military, and religion. Watch The Zeit geist on Youtube. Very informative. Remember, those in power will do anything in their power to stay in power. And t his is what they ve been doing for over 100 years If you look at the ruling class, the bloodlines go way back.. they re all related!! do the research.. it s all there. The extreme weather will increase.. it s supposed to. This is the dawning of the a ge of Aquarius! A time of change from darkness into light A Golden Era! Embrace it! We are going through growing pains right now.. but we will emerge into a ver y new, and very different world.

Cheers kid! Dex Victor says: October 29, 2011 at 2:53 am the most difficult to prove the simple things. Thanks to the scientists that tak e the time to educate the masses of people. fernando argueta says: November 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm I am a hundred percent Maya,it really makes me laugh all the crazy people that t hink that the end of the world will be dec-21-2012.my ancestors never said that the planet and humans are going to be destroy,our calendar is going to end and i s going to start a new one,that t it.simple Harry says: November 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm On the topic of The shifting of the Magnetic Poles: Michio Kaku, the Henry Semat Professor of theoretical physics in the City Univer sity of New York College and renowned author of books on principles of physics, seems to disagree with your expert on the timing of the shifting of the poles, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPLjnqS8UeY Here he s seen stating, blatantly, that the scientific society has accepted that t he pole shift could occur AS SOON AS two thousand and twelve, no scientists that I ve heard of have decided to disagree with him and hence challenge him on that s tatement. Is this NASA scientist really more qualified than the intellectually famous Kaku , and behind him the support of the science community? vendetta says: November 5, 2011 at 12:34 am we are around 26,000 light years away from the galatic centre, our earth wobbles up and down in fact the whole solar system does, every 26,000 years the solar s ystem is in line with the galatic plane, the next one is dec 2012, now at the ce ntre of our galaxy there is a super massive black hole, for lack of a better wor d it burps now and then sending shockwaves like a ripple effect through the gala tic plane, this galatic superwave spreads out and the magnetic influence, can pu sh interstella dust futher into our solar system, this can fuel the sun and make it more active that it usually would be, so we could get bigger and more, sun f lairs and coronal mass ejections i am not saying anything bad will happen, but t hese ripples have a large magnetic influence and as no one was around 26,000 yea rs ago to document this, one cant say either way if there is other things this s uperwave might cause like pole reversal, earthquakes and volcano eruptions. i wo uld love to see your proof or documentation to say on 2012 we wont be going thro ugh the galatic plane this does not happen millions of years apart but every 26, 000 years also through the earths life time there has been many pole shifts, rig ht now magnetic north is changing more quickly than it used to, the earths magne tosphere is weakinig and we have the southern atlantic anomoly which would sugge st a pole shift is all ready starting, ok this will prob take over 300-10,000 ye ars before it really starts but who knows, i would suggest you research your fac ts and back it up with documented proof as you say a lot of things which just do nt hit the mark. James T says: November 13, 2011 at 7:59 am

It was interesting reading about the common questions and answers, there are man y reasons why something could happen or not happen, its up to the person reading to make thier own choice, but if goverments knew something was going happen, wo uldn t they ask people to write pages on why its impossible nothing will happen in 2012 ? Cindy says: November 16, 2011 at 2:20 am This is soo true I was unsure t but this made me NOT belive Hollywood trying to make WEAK hing will happen noone really

of what I belived in 2012 I never really belived i in it more because this is true its probably just minded people kill themselves in beliving such a t knows but this article is like common sense .

ricznicz says: November 18, 2011 at 2:11 am i dont think so the bible says that one day god s kingdom will come to earth but wit h no specific date and those who believe in the son of god will come with him to paradise and those who are left will stay in earth and be destroyed and that s wh en mankind will end . i believe that that day will come BUT i won t believe that it would happen in 2012 abaine P says: November 19, 2011 at 2:23 am wow . the Bible says, infact Jesus said no one knows the day or the time when the end shall come but He left with us signs to the begining of the time .like rumours and real wars, catastrophies and natural desasters, hate among relations, selfishnes s, power hunger and many of the sort, among which Nibiru and the like fall. this is just the begining of the time which means the real thing is very very scary. of course the creator of the universe knows where it itches and hurts most. Ozzell says: December 12, 2011 at 7:44 am Do you realize that those signs ars ago as today.

were just as relevant a 100, 500, 1000 and 2000 ye

V for Victory says: November 19, 2011 at 10:15 am the world will not end on December 21st, 2012 sorry folks but your going to have to go to work in January. loner says: November 24, 2011 at 7:36 am Somethin will boom in 2012 .but the world doesn t come to the end yet based on the anali sys given above ,it s true that those signs are pointing to the disaster made by h uman themselves.The Day will come after all man on this world have completely le ft their faith to God meaning those particular man doesn t live on any religous fait h.Infact the only faith that remain is only for the something that exist claiming he/it is the only GOD that will save the world ..then the Day will definately come ..believe me .we will be working the next day after celebrating new year of 2013 .Just make sure ,we are not one of them who ruins our world by our own hands .. YourSmooveness says: December 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm He keeps on saying to look up to wikipedia. wikipedia is not a reliable source b ecause Wikipedia is not considered a credible or authoritative source. This is especially true considering anyone can edit the information given at any time. ZOWE says:

December 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm Hmmm this the mayan calendar seems to be getting everone of there time is it coz 2012 comeing up Hmmm well yes but the ppl are wrong it not when the end of the world LoL dont wrong that way off no 2012 is when i belife the the mayan come ba ck and tell us everthing so play forget about the end of the world in 2012 be ha ppy lost ppl are coming back the mayan LET GET THE PARTY STARTED WOOP WOOP WOOP WOOP :) :) :) LOOOOL Rene says: December 11, 2011 at 2:06 am The end of the world will be when there is peace on Earth and we are still a lon g way from that. DONNALIM says: December 12, 2011 at 5:17 am U KNOW, I REALLY SCARED WHEN I HEARED THAT 2012 IS THE END OF THE WORLD.. BUT ON THIS ARTICLE, NOW I CAN CALM MYSELF .. THANKS Sanka says: December 12, 2011 at 5:56 am Wow .I have seen presentations bla bla bla..and was searching for a good fact to b elieve on Worlds end on 2012. Thanks for the explanations Some times i was thinking why a sudden change on whether coming near to 2012 Eart hquakes, hurricanes, floods, Sunami All troubled last 4 to 5 months for several c ountries. But now i feel it is just normal weather changes :P. Thanks for the answers that made our eyes open :). But definitely the world will be ending very soon by polluting the earth BY US and not because of any alignme nt changes, solar storms. We pollute and we only will suffer :D Lets try to GO G REEN