Doomsday and Science. Will they disprove this too?
July 20, 2009 10:26am CST
There are many topics on here about 12-21-2012. Many cultures and religous people of history have prophecied doomsday will land on this very date. Even the bible tells the world will end at some point. What do all the evolution loving scientists think of these predictions? Do they agree these prophecies will accur in a few years or is it a hoax just like the bible? Some scientists dedicate their lives to trying to disprove the creation theory. Can they disprive prophecies as a hoax or do they agree with the Myans, the Hopi Indians, and many more about our fateful day?
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• United States
20 Jul 09
There isn't a legitimate scientist on earth who would waste their time on this nonsense -- either to prove or disprove it. Prophecies and predictions like this have been made for centuries, and none of them pan out. It's impossible to know what catastrophes are going to happen at a certain date. It has nothing to do with the truth or falsity of the bible, either, or of evolution. Dragging in topics like that into it, thinking that you're creating a challenge, doesn't do anything to make such a prediction any more sensible. Superstition is still superstition, no matter how you try to dress it up with so-called historical texts.
24 Jul 09
I have read some of the other posts here. I have to disagree with some of them, There are a few astrophysicist that believe their is some truth to this date, not because of the date or because off some religious belief. But because the whole deal about this date with them is our solar system passing through the galactic plane. Some are worried about super bursts or other cosmic radiation bombardment.
• United States
20 Jul 09
There have been countless end-of-the-world predictions that have come and gone without so much as a squeak. I suspect 12.21.12 will come and go similarly. No, scratch that...I wholly expect this to be the case. There is absolutely nothing empirical that shows that predictions are anything but coincidence if they happen to get it right, and more often than not, predictions fall flat wrong. There's nothing to it, and I would hope that scientists can find better things to do with their time than entertaining these silly ideas. Like, I don't know, curing cancer or something mundane like that.
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
20 Jul 09
The Mayan calender doesn't "end" it rolls over. Our calenders do this every year, what do we do? We go buy another calender. Nor are we due to pass through the galactic plane any thime soon, we are not even sure where that is, but we are guessed to pass through it about every 70 million years or so, by the best guesses we probably passed through it last about 24 million years ago. If we today can't estimate this with the technology and knowlege we have, the Mayans certainly couldn't know it, or even what a galaxy was for that matter. Mayans didn't know anything about the heavens they couldn't observe with their own naked eye. There is a great tendency to romaticize the knowlege the "ancients" had, but the truth is much more mundanse, they knew very little and certainly nothing compaired to what we know now. There is no Nibiru/planet x comming in 2012 either, or 2014, or ever, it doesn't exist. A planet of that size, that close to us would have been long seen by now by any of the hundreds of thousands of amature astronomers in the southern hemisphere. Were such a planet to exist, even as a one time event, we would see a very different solar system right now with very different planetary orbits and you and I would in all likelyhood, would not be here to even have this conversation.
20 Jul 09
Hi, friend. None of the scientists believe this theory of doomsday on this famous date of the day. Actually , you said Indians might believe on something of this sort, and i am an Indian. But, i also don`t believe on this much prophesied theory. Here, in India there is a saying about bad things or the bad future, we say that "If you believe, it will happen". That is, if we believe in this so called doomsday and continue the exploitation of this earth and of one another thinking that there is not much time left and there is no reason to preserve all the resources, the doomsday is sure to come very early. But, it will not be as their are still many geniuses striving for saving the resources and spirituality of this world. Well, there are many things to say, but in short, only time will tell. But, believe me (and of course your inner self), that nothing is going to happen if we try to stop it. Happy Mylotting!!