Joined: 3-September 07
From: Raccoon City
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Lately there has been alot of talk of the world ending in 2012. Some people have also talked about this as the New Age. The Mayans even have 12-21-12 as the last day of their calander and as the day when the world ends at the hands of metorites and such.
Nostradamus, there was a special on him on the History Channel a few weeks ago, spekas of the Anti-Christ and how God will bring about the New Age using fire instead of water. He also speaks of the time when the center of the universe is crossed by eight celestial lines, and this phenomenon only happens every 13000 years, thriteen being the unluckly numerical value. Nostradamus also expects the world to be encased in a chaotic end at the hands of the Anti-Christ in 2012.
What do you think?
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Earthquakes can be tragic, but they're nothing abnormal. California gets them all the time, though not always big enough to do too much damage. The patterns earthquakes follow are determined by plate tectonics, a branch of science that takes a bit of explaining-- basically the motion of tectonic plates builds up tension, and after a while it all has to go somewhere. You can read about them here.
Natural disasters are just that-- natural. They're terrible, they kill a lot of people, but for the most part, we can tell what causes them. We're getting better and better at that all the time.
And yes, the world has a lot of problems. But it always has, and it always will. We make new developments, we find new challenges. But we've come a long way! Hard times in no way mean the world will end; they're just a chance for us to make things better!
Of course the world will end. Humanity could do something incredibly foolish, or something entirely unforseen could occur. If we somehow avoid that for some five billion years, the sun will go red giant.
But there's nothing really convincing to say the world will end anytime soon.
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