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RE: 7 reasons the world will end in 2012
HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! DEATH IS UPON US ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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lolpatchouspam ;p
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HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! DEATH IS UPON US ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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RE: 7 reasons the world will end in 2012
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GRAB YOUR SHIELDS SPARTANS!

2012 will be Persians x10000
Woot!

What was the name of the hunchback? I forget... :p

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Patchou spammed a GCC thread (l)..

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Cookie logic beam has hit the target, system is stable.
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RE: 7 reasons the world will end in 2012
Because Cookie didn't take the time for this one....
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7. Slip-Slop-Slap-BANG!

We all know the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that sheilds us from most of the sun's radiation. What you might not know is that the magnetic poles we call north and south have a nasty habit of swapping places every 750,000 years or so - and right now we're about 30,000 years overdue. Scientists have noted that the poles are drifting apart roughly 20-30kms each year, much faster than ever before, which points to a pole-shift being right around the corner. While the pole shift is underway, the magnetic field is disrupted and will eventually disappear, sometimes for up to 100 years. The result is enough UV outdoors to crisp your skin in seconds, killing everything it touches.
It is true that the poles are swapping and that a lot of UV will come through to Earth as there will be no magnetic field.  The problem with this statement is that it is going to take HEAPS longer than that for them to be at a level that we will notice.  Furthermore the magnetic field will decrease slowly so it is my belief that through evolution throughout that time we will be more equipped to deal with the extra UV and stuff, the main problem stemming from migratory animals who will not be able to judge their direction at the time of the no poles.  Don't be too worried though because there have been tests already to show that birds at least will after a short period of time be able to go back to a normal cycle and direction of where they are meant to be(that was done by just making a big change to the poles on the bird, like reversing it all at once and it still worked).
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RE: 7 reasons the world will end in 2012
Ok, let's quickly google and quote some facts from here and there (instead of paranoid hear-say) :D

The fluxuations in the magnetic field we see today are very very low compared to what the earth's magnetic field has done in the past.

Sometimes the field completely flips. The north and the south poles swap places. Such reversals, recorded in the magnetism of ancient rocks, are unpredictable and they come at irregular intervals averaging about 300,000 years; the last one was 780,000 years ago (thus not like stated in the first post every 750,000-780,000 years).

Some reversals occurred within a few 10,000 years of eachother and there are other periods where no reversals occurred for tens of millions of years.

No one knows if we are overdue or not as it is based upon chaos in the core influenced by the surface movements of the earth.

Hence why I said it is the same as point 5...

The ongoing 10% decline since a few decades doesn't mean that a reversal is imminent at all. The field is increasing or decreasing all the time. Earth's present-day magnetic field is, in fact, much stronger than normal, although decreasing. The dipole moment, a measure of the intensity of the magnetic field, is now 8 1022 amps m2. That's twice the million-year average of 4 1022 amps m2.

Reversals take, at least, a few thousand years to complete (this alone makes the prediction of 2012 totally rediculus), and during that time, contrary to popular belief, the magnetic field does not completely vanish, it just gets more complicated with more than one south and one north pole.

Magnetic lines of force near Earth's surface become twisted and tangled, and multiple magnetic poles will pop up in unaccustomed places. A south magnetic pole might emerge over Africa, for instance, or a north pole over Tahiti. Weird. But it's still a planetary magnetic field, and it will still protects us from space radiation and solar storms. Even if the magnetic field completely vanishes, there are still meganisms which will protect us. The first human beings, homo erectus survived many reversals (otherwise we wouldn't be here). There is in fact no evidence at all that anything went extinct because of a reversal.

sources: stuff like Nature, NGC, SC

This post was edited on 05-18-2007 at 01:37 AM by CookieRevised.
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RE: 7 reasons the world will end in 2012
Well, scientists in the past predicted that we would be using levitating hovercraft as a mode of transport by now. I think not!
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I'm scared!

* Discrate goes and builds a under ground bunker.

If any part of this is true, i will be building a bunker!
05-18-2007 05:58 AM
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