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Michio Kaku BigThink: Cataclysmic Solar Flares For 2012!?

Posted: February 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Cosmology, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Michio Kaku BigThink: Cataclysmic Solar Flares For 2012!?

Michio Kaku BigThink Cataclysmic Solar Flares For 2012What’s the worst possible thing that could happen in 2012? It just depends who’s boat your sitting on. For Doomsayers, 2012 is The Apocolypse, The End of Days – much like Harold Camping’s Rapture, May 21, 2011 and October 21, 2011 – For those of us still sat here asking wtf are you dribbling on about?

That überpopular Princeton wiz Michio Kaku – you’ll know who he is when you see the video – dispells a bundle of crackpot prophetic theories via his Big Think session.

The 2012 doomsday prophecies are many and varied, principally comprising of a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic events will occur on December 21, 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, and the crackpots swear by it!

Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholars, most likely due to the fact that since man began to look up and count at the same time he’s been predicting some form of galactic doom :: Read the full article »»»»


Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

Posted: January 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Kiss My . . ., Science News, University of Chicago | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to MidnightThe Doomsday clock ( Wiki Below) has ticked another minute closer to midnight on the back of global uncertainty on how to deal with the threats of nuclear weapons and climate change.

“It is now five minutes to midnight,” said Allison Macfarlane, chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS), which created the clock in 1947 as a barometer of how close the world is to an apocalyptic end.

The last decision by the group, which includes a host of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, moved the clock a minute further away from midnight in 2010 on hopes of global nuclear cooperation and the election of US president Barack Obama. However, the latest decision pushes the clock back to the time it was at in 2007.

Increasing nuclear tensions, refusal to engage in global action on climate change, and a growing tendency to reject science when it comes to major world concerns were cited as key reasons for the latest tick on the clock.

“It is clear the change that appeared to be happening at the time is not happening, not materialising,” co-chair Lawrence Krauss said. “Faced today with the clear and present dangers of nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the continued challenge to find new and sustainable and safe sources of energy, business as usual reigns the norm among world leaders.” Read the full article »»»»