Category Archives: Blog #3. 2012 Apocalypse

How to be Wrong About the Same Thing Differently: Doomsday Prophets

Over the course of time, there have been many prophecies of the end of the world, or at least human kind. It is a trend that has lasted thousands of years, and there are two common threads that tie them … Continue reading

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Nope…it’s not time to be exterminated just yet.

All over the internet people are rapidly discussing whether or not the apocalypse will happen in 2010. According to the Mayan calendar, on December 21, 2012, the world will experience a “doomsday”. However, there have been multiple end-of-the-world prophecies over the … Continue reading

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2012: Another Hoax to Add to the List

2012.  It is just going be another normal year.  There is all this hype about the “end of the world” and how “humanity will cease to exist” but this is just ridiculous.  This is just another attempt by people to … Continue reading

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This time, right here.

What I found most diverting upon entering the conversation about the end of the world is the attempt by theorists to mark “the end” for a specific day. The arbitrariness is laughable. Consistently, these concrete end-of-the-world dates are made by … Continue reading

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Rapture, making a victory lap

End of the world prediction have been around pretty much as long as people have. This brief list shows a few, a very few.  The Romans predicted the end of the world, as did early Christians. Nostradamus was famous for … Continue reading

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Great News! The Mayan Aliens may not exterminate us.

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, began a tradition within his religion of anticipating the end of the world. The first Mormon guess was that the world would end sometime around 1832, … Continue reading

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Smile, It’s the End of the World.

People have an eerie attraction to the idea of the apocalypse. The theme recurs all over popular culture: in video games, movies, and science fiction novels. According to Jean Baudrillard, all people subconsciously desire some kind of cultural breakdown: “Allergy … Continue reading

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