Thursday, November 29, 2007

More buzz on 2012

Taken from the website:

"Terence McKenna combines Mayan chronology with a New Age pseudoscience called Novelty Theory to conclude that the collision an asteroid or some "trans-dimensional object" with the Earth, or alien contact, or a solar explosion, or the transformation of the Milky Way into a quasar, or some other "ultranovel" event will occur on this day. Anyway, something is supposed to happen, and he has lots of pseudoscientific gobbledygook to back up his thesis."

If this isn't soom enough for you look into March 21, 2008 - "On this page, the Lord's Witnesses use convoluted numerology to demonstrate that "the end of the world is 2008 March 21st." They also claim that the United Nations will take over the world between March 26 and April 24, 2001, and afterward nobody will be able to buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast! "

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Astronomy and the 2012

This is a lot to read, but it has what looks to be some pretty impressive illustrations and graphs that follow the long count calendar of the Mayans depicting the end of the world (as we know it).

It is well composed and offers a lot of information concerning the calendar and what a group of individuals is trying to do to avoid the year 2012 by adopting a new 13 moon calendar.

Very interesting stuff.

Also found some interesting correlations between astronomy and the year 2012.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Doomsday, the movie and the argument

Another example of yet another movie featuring the Doomsday scenario.

If you're looking for a serious and heavily intellectual debate on something called the Doomsday Argument then check out where 'A Primer on the Doomsday argument' is discussed and a theory is broken down for the audience and you can either accept it's calculations or choose to fiddle with the theory yourself. It's an interesting take on predicting 'The End', but it is the first time I have come across a philosophical attempt at figuring out our chances with a mathamatical formula.
Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy

Friday, November 23, 2007

Revelations and the end of the world

Even with the Mayan long count calendar coming to a close in 2012, the I Ching confirming the date after a Westerner took it's cryptic language and added up the numbers to come to 2012, even after the Hopi Indians warned of the same fate on the same date, after hearing all of these threatening prophesies; still, the most disturbing of them all is to read Revelations through the point of view of someone that can bring about Armageddon in our time. To view a strictly Biblical site featuring an explanation of the End Times (In OUR Time!) click here.

Maybe it's my upbringing, maybe if I was a Native American I'd see the Hopi depiction of our demise as the most upsetting, the fact remains that every culture that has ever existed has foreseen a grim end to our reign over the planet. Perhaps it is because we are a species that hates itself deep down and want to see an end to our existence, if that is the case, then let's hope we don't believe in self fulfilling prophesy.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Terrorism and the end of the world

A departure from the last few blogs this may not be the grand scale 'Doomsday' as predicted in my last two entries but this is far more visceral and tangable. Terrorism is and will continue to be a plague on Western civilization. The war on Terror will go on and on for many many years (save the universe doesn't get us first in 2012) and so terrorism will continue outside of the middle east. This is of cousrse one of the tell tale signs the end is near, and as in my novel The Judas Syndrome, soon thereafter the end will come.
Here is an article on some recent threats in North America.

(CBS News) U.S. officials believe Canadian arrests over the weekend and three recent domestic incidents in the United States are evidence the U.S. will soon be hit again by a terrorist attack. Privately, they say, they'd be surprised if it didn't come by the end of the year, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Stewart in a CBS News exclusive. The first of the domestic incidents, all of which drew little attention at the time, began with the holdup of a string of Torrance, Calif. gas stations last summer. Muslim converts who bonded together in prison planned to use the robberies to finance attacks on 20 Army recruiting stations. Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton admits they stumbled on the plot during a search. "Make no mistake about it," Bratton said. "We dodged a bullet here — perhaps many bullets." Police in Toledo, Ohio, busted another cell in February. This one consisted of three men training to attack U.S. forces overseas. Once again, luck played a role. When they tried to enlist someone in their mosque to help, he turned them in. "These individuals are often hiding in plain sight in cities like Torrance and now Toledo," says John Pistole, a FBI deputy director. Two months ago, a pair of Atlanta men, one a Georgia Tech engineering student, were arrested not long after communicating by e-mail with two of the suspects arrested in Canada over the weekend. The Atlanta men are charged with videotaping domestic targets, including the U.S. Capitol and the World Bank. Analysts now conclude similarities between all the cases were dramatic: All were self-financed, self-motivated, and in each case the men were seeking out others to join their cell. In short, Osama bin Laden didn't pay for these plots, recruit for them or even know of them. They were all totally homegrown — even amateurish. But if four, including the one in Canada, have been uncovered in just 11 months, officials fear there are inevitably other plots that have not been and are maturing even now. The next attack here, officials predict, will bear no resemblance to Sept. 11. The casualty toll will not be that high, the target probably not that big. We may not even recognize it for what it is at first, they say. But it's coming — of that they seem certain.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Russian doomsday cult leader refuses to talk with followers in hideout

'Kuznetsov, 43, an engineer from a devout family, declared himself a prophet several years ago. He left his family and established the True Russian Orthodox Church and recruited followers in Russia and Belarus.'

here is an excerpt from the international Herald website. For more on this Russian 'self proclaimed prophet' - but then what prophet isn't self proclaimed - visit this website

To learn more on end of the world themes visit this link.

Monday, November 19, 2007

2012 - the end of everything?

After watching the discovery program (mentioned in my previous blog) and doing some research into the subject of 2012 I have been able to read through tones of information concerning the end of the world come 2012. The Mayans predicted 2012 as the end of their calendar (after western researchers mastered the Mayans system and concluded that the end of their long count calendar approached 2012 on our Gregorian calendar.)
Mystics like Nostradamus and the fabled Mother Shipton Prophecies are being used to confirm the Mayan's predictions as well as one of the oldest prophetic works in recorded history the I Ching form China.
Granted, as people look at prophesy and work hard enough long enough they will come to similar conclusions - All prophesy a few years ago pointed at 1999 /2000 as the end of the world. Now it's been moved up to 2012 to jive with the Mayan calendar whose date ends with that number.
The Mayans may have concluded that the end of their Calendar was the end of the world - or just the end of another cycle - but to see a calendar that is thousands of years old essentially end in your time is disconcerting to say the least. That and the fact that the winter solstice on December 2012 (The predicted date the calendar ends) and the fact that we will be experiencing the most rare of astrological events on that day (galactic equator) does not bode well for the planet. Astrologists think that with this may come a bizarre turn for the worst in weather, and even that the poles may shift as they did 8,000 000 years ago. This event happens every 27,000 years and since there are no records back that far we can only assume what might occur.
Fact is when we look at "the end of the world" books like the Bible and the Quatrains of Nostradamus, they are always bleak and horrifying. It's been embedded in our DNA over the past few thousand years to fear the end, not to see it as an opportunity to change but to see it as a terrible suffering plague.
Who knows, the Bible states that no man shall ever know the true date the end will come, so why are we listening?

For more information on 2012 visit this link!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Nostradamus and Doomsday 2012

Sorry this is coming so late - but this is exactly the sort of thing anyone reading this blog should see... tonight!
From the channelcanada website:

"Nostradamus: The Truth"Sun., Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PTThis one-hour special tells the true story of Nostradamus, uncovering the myths and speculations that surrounded the life of this legendary figure. He battled against anti-Semitism and the Inquisition to become the confidante of some of the most powerful and dangerous figures of his time. Nostradamus was a man who tried to ignore his "visions" but, forced by poverty and prejudice, he decided to capitalize on them. It was this fateful decision that would bring him into conflict with the establishment, as well as a poisonous rival who would stalk him throughout his life. In the end, the rise and fall of dynasties would rest on his words.

Doomsday 2012: End of DaysSun., Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PTThere are various prophecies and oracles from around the world that seem to point to December 21, 2012 as Doomsday. The ancient Mayan Calendar, the medieval predictions of Merlin, the Book of Revelation and the Chinese oracle of the I Ching all forecast this specific date as the end of civilization. A new technology called "The Web-Bot Project" undertakes massive scans of the Internet as a means of predicting the future... and this new technology has turned up the same dreaded date: 2012. Skeptics point to a long history of "failed Doomsdays," but many oracles of doom throughout history have a disturbingly accurate track record. As the year 2012 ticks ever closer, this one-hour special speculates whether there are credible reasons to believe these doomsayers.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Post Apocalyptic DVD's

Looking for a few reference materials to prepare for the end of the world? (At least the end of the world as we know it!) For a complete list of DVD's featuring the Apocalypse follow this link.
Here Christopher Griffen, Survivor and self-proclaimed post-apocalyptica expert, gives a brief synopsis of each film ranging from Mad Max to Soylent Green right up to Terminator 3.
It is, in my opinion, the quintessential grouping of movies dedicated to the genre of Post Apocalyptica.

If you're looking for a great read visit The Judas Syndome website, a novel of the Apocalyptic genre by a new author

Monday, November 12, 2007

End of the world

With a sense of humour this annimation from the website "the end of the world" tells the story of nuclear war and what possible effects WWIII might have on the planet.
Not unlike evey culture in the history of the world the Mayans had predicted their own end and again in 2012 that there would be another end or apocalypse, a major change in the world of men.
To view a list of predictions both failed and those whose proficies are yet to pass follow this link.
Entertaining stuff.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Doomsday Clock

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the minute hand on its Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. On the 60-year-old Doomsday Clock, midnight is nuclear destruction, the end.

The closest the clock has ever been to midnight is 11:58 p.m., which was in 1953, the year both the United States and Russia tested hydrogen bombs. Hydrogen bombs are more powerful than the atomic bombs developed by the Manhattan Project physicists.

The most recent move ia due to North Korea’s recent test of a nuclear weapon, Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions, a renewed U.S. emphasis on the military utility of nuclear weapons, the failure to adequately secure nuclear materials, and the continued presence of some 26,000 nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia. Experts assessing the dangers posed to civilization have added climate change to the prospect of nuclear annihilation as the greatest threats to humankind.