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SmashMouth 11-20-2012 12:18 PM

Countdown to Doomsday
Mankind has long been fascinated with doomsday and hundreds of thousands of predictions have been made about the end of our world. While most of these are associated with the second coming of Christ, the focus is now on the Maya civilization of Southern Mexico and the end of their calendar on December 21, 2012 -- the coming Winter Solstice. Over 3,000 books and countless websites claim that the Maya predicted the Earth will be destroyed on this date.
The scenarios are truly frightening: The Earth will be destroyed by colliding with an asteroid or being pulled into the black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Others claim a galactic planetary alignment that will tear the Earth apart or the Earth's magnetic poles will shift and our planet will turn upside down.
Producer's notebook: 'Mystery of the Maya'
"Fox News Reporting" correspondents began investigating the Countdown to Doomsday last June 21st on the Summer Solstice. Adam Housley reports from Palenque, the so-called "jewel of the Maya Classic Period," to find out what the Maya believed. Lauren Green travels to the battlefield of Armageddon where the Book of Revelation describes the final battles of good vs. evil. Amy Kellogg is at the prehistoric megalith Stonehenge to see the sun rise and ask the druids if they are there to celebrate or countdown to Doomsday.
Assignment: Mexico Maya -- The producer's point of view
Understanding the New Testament's vision of the second coming of Christ is led by Fr. Mark Arey, whose recent translation of the Book of Revelation from Greek is now illustrated as a graphic novel. Archaeologist Eric Cline describes the doomsday battlefield of Armageddon. Evangelical preacher Marcus Lamb describes his belief that the end is truly near and he's even put up a live Internet camera in Jerusalem to capture Jesus' return.
It is a fact that the Maya calendar will end on December 21, 2012. But, don't believe the hype: The world is not about to end. Debunking the doomsday scenarios are astronomer Anthony Aveni, physicist Michio Kaku, archaeologist Christopher Powell and author Graham Hancock. Plus, psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow tells why the idea of a doomsday is appealing to some people.

Watch the video here

Read more: Fox News Reporting: Countdown to Doomsday | Fox News Reporting

SmashMouth 11-20-2012 12:21 PM

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Doomsday 2012 Hoax: NASA Scientist David Morrison Debunks End Of World Theories

Is the world going to end right in the middle of the upcoming holiday season? While that wouldn't be good for retail sales, many people feel that Dec. 21, 2012 is a date that will linger in our minds forever -- assuming we all survive the calamities that are supposedly headed our way.

The ancient Mayan civilization calendar is believed to end this year on Dec. 21. And somehow, through word-of-mouth, movies, books, the Internet, etc., a cult-like belief system has sprung up in our culture suggesting any number of awful things will take place on that date.

Some of these include:

An unknown planet on a collision path with Earth.
A close encounter between Earth and a black hole in deep space.
More natural disasters around our planet.
A shifting of Earth's magnetic poles.
But where did all of these rumors actually start?

Many believe it goes back thousands of years to the ancient Sumerian culture who reportedly discovered a twelfth planet they called Nibiru -- aka Planet X -- which was predicted to have a close encounter with Earth in 2003.

When that didn't happen, a new Doomsday was moved to December 2012.

On the other hand, there are some who believe the December date heralds not doom and gloom, but a more positive transformative experience for Earth and its inhabitants.

It all sounds rather sketchy, especially to a scientist.

"It's all a hoax, and it's based on absolutely no factual information. None of the things that are supposed to happen are real, and so it's kind of hard to even have a scientific discussion about what they're worried about because there's no science there," said David Morrison, a leading space scientist and director of the Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute in California.

Read More -- Doomsday 2012 Hoax: NASA Scientist David Morrison Debunks End Of World Theories

SmashMouth 11-20-2012 12:35 PM

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Halo 11-20-2012 12:56 PM

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SapperSaint 11-27-2012 10:00 AM

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Jacob has a tender heart and I think it is totally unfair that you all are making him worry about this stuff.

Danno 11-27-2012 11:11 AM

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Matthew 24:36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

SloMotion 11-27-2012 01:27 PM

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... well, I don't have any definite plans for the 22nd ... just in case, :mrgreen:.

foreverfan 11-28-2012 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SloMotion (Post 460309)
... well, I don't have any definite plans for the 22nd ... just in case, :mrgreen:.

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