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Andreas
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lannan13
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The world ends on 21. December 2012.

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Started: 12/7/2012 Category: Religion
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Andreas

Con

There is no actual proof of world ending on 21. December 2012.
lannan13

Pro

Let me give you some evidense why the world will end before Christmas this year.

1. The Mayans just didn't predict it.

The Mayans were a savage culture and they did terrible things, but what a lot of people remember them for is the December 21st, 2012 doomsday prediction. The mayans just didn't predict it the I Chang (Chinese book of changes), Hinduism, and even the Bible all tend to have their clocks set to this date.

2. Earthquakes

Earthquakes are increasing as we get closer as a matter of fact there was a 7.3 earthquake in Japan just yesterday. http://news.yahoo.com...

3. Solar Storms

Solar storms are increasing incredibly and it's not a good thing as solar storms can destroy the powergrid and it will increase in just a matter of days.

http://buburuza.net...
Debate Round No. 1
Andreas

Con

1. What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012? The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 -- hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012. But really the Mayan calender doesn't end. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

2.Fact, that a 7.3 earthquake was in Japan yesterday, doesn't show that they are increasing. And earthquakes don't end the world, there has been many earthquakes and many earthquakes are to come.

3.Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.
lannan13

Pro

lannan13 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Andreas

Con

So, as my opponent forfeited round 2, I have nothing else to write here so I am making a little summary of the debate.

Pro said that some cultures and whatsoever predicted some things, but this is wrong. The doomsday was never predicted, just some people have spreaded this rumour around and nothing else. And those who have started really believing this have construed all of the things that they know and see as predictions and signs of our world ending. For example: "Oh, the matches are out of stock in our local shop. It must be because the doomsday is coming." It is quite stupid, isn't it?

Pro brought a argument: Earthquakes. He said that earthquakes are increasing, and that there were a 7.3 earthquake in Japan just yesterday.
That DOESN'T show that earthquakes are increasing. It just shows that there was a earthquake in Japan. He didn't really show that they are increasing. And even if they would be increasing, maybe a year from now, they'd start decreasing again, it doesn't really show that the world is going to end.

And the Solar Storms argument is just pure lie. I state that his source for this isn't reliable as solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, NO DIFFERENT than previous cycles throughout history.
lannan13

Pro

Sorry just bussy vote con...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by drafterman 4 years ago
drafterman
If I was Con I'd just wait the debate out until December 22nd.
Posted by hosslay 4 years ago
hosslay
I cant understand why people will not research on their topics. The world will not end on 12-21-12. It was never predicted. Good luck
Posted by lannan13 4 years ago
lannan13
please don't post till tommorrow.
Posted by ax123man 4 years ago
ax123man
@BennyW Maybe not. I don't see anything that says "no semantics"
Posted by BennyW 4 years ago
BennyW
Clever way to guarantee a win.
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