Sunday, May 27, 2012

Timewave Zero

What is it?

This is one of the more esoteric predictions floating around out there. Basically, a chap called Terence McKenna came up with something called "Novelty Theory"; software was made to track "novelty" over time, and the resulting graph indicates that December 21st, 2012 marks the beginning of "infinite novelty"..

Saturday, May 19, 2012

News: A new calendar

So, recently the news has been going around that an older - the earliest known - Maya calendar has been discovered. The significance of this is that the calendar extends beyond the one which has set off this spate of doomsday predictions. It tracks time for several thousand years after 2012, thus causing the scattering of news articles to say something like "oh well, the world isn't ending after all"...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Polar Reversal

What is it?
The basic theory here is that earth's poles will suddenly move out of alignment, disrupting the earth's magnetic field, thus causing cataclysmic weather and tectonic activity that will devastate our planet.

Oh no!
Proponents of this particular doomsday theory will tell you that it's been over 700,000 years since the last one, and that we're due for one. They will tell you that the earth's magnetic field has been declining for the past 2000 years. They will also tell you that the earth's magnetic field will drop to zero for a few days, causing violent weather, earthquakes and volcanoes.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pop Stars of the Apocalypse

I recently stumbled upon this hilarious page which claims that various rock and pop stars (well, 3 of them) believed in some of the doomsday prophecies plaguing 2012. I don't know how serious the author is, but if this is a satire, i'm going to have to tip my hat. The main stars mentioned are Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and, perhaps not so predictably, Jimi Hendrix.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Galactic Alignment: Solar Flares

What is it?
 Ok, i've read some really impressive predictions on this one. Basically, the idea is that on December 21st, 2012, the Earth will begin to pass "through" the the absolute centre of the "Dark Rift" of the Milky Way. The proponents of this prediction say that this passing will cause the sun to go crazy and throw off a bunch of solar flares, which will disrupt the Earth's communication and power infrastructures - basically all our modern day high tech gadgets - and cause damage, effectively "plunging us into darkness" for years, until the damage can be repaired.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

And i'm back

Hi folks,

I am back from my small writing hiatus. Work was getting the better of me, but i'm committed to producing more posts. In the near future, i plan to look into the USA's obsession with doomsday prophecies, as well as some of the other doomsday scenarios people go around stating as fact.

Posting soon.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Proponents of a feelgood 2012

As i mentioned in my previous post, various folk are pushing the 2012 so-called Maya prediction as a time of spiritual change. Here are some them:

John Major Jenkins
This chap has been pushing his version of 2012, very hard; even trying to hijack interviews at the 2012 movie premiere. At first glance, he seems like he knows what he's talking about; he's clearly very knowledgeable about the Maya. He has, however, been accused of misusing astronomical terms, and being vague about his contentions.