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During an early screening of Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster flick 2012, which opens today, laughter erupted in the audience near the end of the film thanks to corny dialogue and maudlin scenes (among the biggest guffaw getters: a father tries to reconnect with his estranged son on the telephone, only to have the son’s house destroyed just before he could say anything). Nobody wants to take anything seriously in a movie like this, in which digital mayhem is the draw. But if it were an audience of physicists, the laughter probably would have started in the first five minutes. You can’t take any of the science seriously, although I give the filmmakers credit for creativity.

If you haven’t heard, December 21, 2012, is supposed to be the day that the Mayan calendar ends (it doesn’t really) and therefore somehow marks the end of civilization as we know it—notwithstanding the fact that the Mayan civilization ended centuries ago. (NASA has a good Q&A site that debunks the 2012 apocalypse nonsense.)

 Thankfully, the movie 2012 doesn’t dwell on ancient predictions. Instead, it takes us straight to the, er, science.

The premise: the sun’s 11-year activity cycle reaches a peak in 2012. (A recent analysis led by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration actually pegs the peak to occur in May 2013, and it will be less intense than previous peaks.) For some reason, the neutrinos from the sun start behaving differently: they begin interacting frequently with matter, rather than largely passing through it harmlessly. The filmmakers could have easily invented entirely new particles for the job—call them bambinos, say—but perhaps that’s too silly.

In the movie, the "neutrinos" heat up Earth’s inner core, making it boil. That in turn destabilizes the overlying layers (outer core and mantle), making the crust buckle, rise and shift by thousands of kilometers.

As a result, skyscrapers topple, bridges crumble and runways fracture (always in the direction of take-off). People scream, puppies live, heroes escape, villains try to but die, and supporting cast members face their demise. (My favorite here: Danny Glover, famous for portraying a long-suffering cop in the Lethal Weapon movies, plays the U.S. president who decides to go down with the White House—and seemed to be on the verge of saying, "But I was only two days from retirement.")

If neutrinos behaved the way they are described in the film, then there wouldn’t be much to film. Particles that can heat up the solid iron inner core by thousands of degrees should have cooked Earth’s surface dry before Woody Harrelson gets the chance to steal all the scenes he’s in. The inner core is under about 350 gigapascals of pressure (three million atmospheres), which is why it’s solid. Just how hot the inner core must get to liquefy under that pressure is not known for sure, although Anneli Aitta of the University of Cambridge gives it a try in this paper (pdf).

Which is not to say there are no hazards from an overactive sun. Intense solar activity can disrupt satellite orbits and communications; in 1989, it triggered a widespread blackout around Quebec.

On the other hand, neutrinos might not be so harmless. Physicist Juan Collar, now at the University of Chicago, theorized in 1996 that the death of certain kinds of stars could produce so many high-energy neutrinos that they would interact with atoms in organic tissue and lead to mass deaths from cancer. The frequency of such stellar deaths, though exceedingly rare, is consistent with mass extinctions in Earth’s history, he argued.

Alas, destroying civilization with slow deaths from tumor formation probably doesn’t translate well to the big screen. All the puppies would die, too.

Scences from 2012 courtesy of Columbia Tristar Marketing Group

 

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  1. 1. Psaltseller 4:37 am 11/14/2009

    So the last symbol on the calendar has just been translated. Depending on the dialect used, the picture of a retching jackal beneath an inverted moon goddess symbol means either:

    End of script, redo from start.
    or
    Continued on disc two.
    or
    Gotcha! (or maybe Duck!)

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  2. 2. Frosty46 7:29 am 11/14/2009

    Fox News/Republican wet dream come true?

    How can they pull votes/ratings from this upcoming media opportunity?

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  3. 3. Frosty46 7:35 am 11/14/2009

    Roger on the bias ol boy!
    These folks do then to lean left of Stupidity and I like it!

    As to the Muslin aspect——-there’s that good ol bias rearing it’s right leaning head!

    Is there, in fact, a correlation between things going south and Republican fortunes?

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  4. 4. jbairddo 7:54 am 11/14/2009

    Wow, someone who views the 2012 with some credibility calling others dimwits, that is hysterical and yet somehow really ironic at the same time (usually irony isn’t hysterical for the rest of the dimwits like me reading this).
    How does an innocent, accurate and clever review of a movie from a scientific standpoint bring with it such negativity?
    I think everyone knows it is a movie and no one really dies and it is all for fun, the nut cases that don’t aren’t reading SA.

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  5. 5. hellblade 8:40 am 11/14/2009

    neutrinos started behaving like microwaves, so they heated up the earth’s metallic core. not much to say except LOL, but i still loved the movie. no one expects hard-core science in action movies.
    2012 rocks totally!

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  6. 6. hellblade 8:41 am 11/14/2009

    neutrinos started behaving like microwaves, so they heated up the earth’s metallic core. not much to say except LOL, but i still loved the movie. no one expects hard-core science in action movies.
    2012 rocks totally!

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  7. 7. tulcak 3:01 pm 11/14/2009

    Rogeregon: wah wah wah, cry cry cry boo hoo hoo. everything sucks because our guy lost the last election… wahhhhhhh……

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  8. 8. rlb2 4:16 pm 11/14/2009

    I am glad this movie wasn’t about black holes…..

    I haven’t seen the movie yet but thank god for neutrinos, small neutral one, electron neutrinos can morph into other higher energy neutrinos when interacting with matter. So there is a thread of science in their twisted plot.

    "There are three types, or "flavors", of neutrinos: electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tauon neutrinos (or tau neutrino); each type also has a corresponding antiparticle, called antineutrinos."

    Notice the energy levels of each,

    Electron neutrino 2.2 ev
    Muon neutrino 170,000 ev
    Tauon neutrino 15,500,000 ev

    Most solar neutrinos are electron neutrinos.

    "Most neutrinos passing through the Earth emanate from the Sun, and more than 50 trillion solar electron neutrinos pass through the human body every second."

    "The KamLAND experiment has indeed identified oscillations as the neutrino flavor conversion mechanism involved in the solar electron neutrinos. Similarly MINOS confirms the oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos and gives a better determination of the mass squared splitting"

    "The discovery of neutrino flavor oscillations implies that neutrinos have mass."

    "Neutrinos traveling through matter, in general, undergo a process analogous to light traveling through a transparent material."

    http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino

    Now that we are worried a little about neutrinos which thus far is the particle with the smallest mass we should really worry more about axion’s, a theoretical particle that hasn’t been found yet which is said to have the smallest mass, on the order of 106 to 1 eV/c2, if this movie was about axion’s then I would really be scareddddddddddd…

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  9. 9. ajft64 7:52 pm 11/14/2009

    Can we convince the LHC to crash some bambinos into each other?

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  10. 10. brynn217 8:48 pm 11/14/2009

    Umm… One thing, the article points out the Mayan Calendar doesn’t end.. Umm.. Yes it does, they made their Calendars 2000 years long and named each as an Era… (thus …the end of an Era) Each Era has a Mayan name.. however, since the Culture no longer exists and the guy who came up with the the 8 or 10 Eras in his book that created this Calendar didn’t go further… People try and guess why he stopped… Maybe he just thought 10 or 12 thousand years was enough for one book? and left the next 10-12 to someone to else to come up with?

    In any case… Plenty of ways to kill us all off, maybe soon, maybe never… but enjoy the Movie until then…

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  11. 11. omnidextrous 9:39 pm 11/14/2009

    I very much enjoyed the online article, but once I tried to read Anneli Aitta’s paper (like many of the articles I recieve in my monthly SA subscription), my brain began to hurt. I think I will take my dim-witted GF to see the movie after all (after reading the "rocks totally" review).

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  12. 12. KirkH2O 5:04 am 11/15/2009

    Next thing you know they’ll have a move about CO2 as a pollutant; raising the sea levels and global temperature. The science behind it is about as solid as this movie.

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  13. 13. magdy halim 5:18 am 11/15/2009

    after 17 years of studying the subject of the end of civilization,I made a blog about it:
    magdyhalim.blogspot.com
    please have a look
    Thanks

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  14. 14. DonRoberto 1:56 pm 11/15/2009

    Thanks for sharing. Your Two Minute Hate is over now, Winston, you can return to your job at the Ministry of Truth.

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  15. 15. driverrob 1:57 pm 11/15/2009

    I just know I’m going to be plagued with questions about HOW real this is (not IF) by loads of my current colleagues who know I was a physicist before retiring but know very little about science. I’d better start thinking of some brief answers.

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  16. 16. fb36 4:55 pm 11/15/2009

    There was another plot hole though.
    In real world tsunamis, ships far from shore lines do not get effected. The giant tsunami waves only get created when they approach shore. So all ships in open sea would get saved from the end; and not the mention all the submarines in any case.

    But the movies use science almost always get important things wrong. I still I say it is a really nice movie to see.

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  17. 17. Michael Hanlon 8:47 pm 11/15/2009

    .1984 came and went and we’re still here.
    .2000 (or 2001) came and went and we’re still here.
    .Someone come get me out of my hole in 2013, please.

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  18. 18. nnicolavallera 9:01 am 11/16/2009

    yes but it ought to be based on reality. Perhaps moviemakers should study a little bit more about this topic instead of studying special effects.

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  19. 19. nnicolavallera 9:02 am 11/16/2009

    yes but it ought to be based on reality. Perhaps moviemakers should study a little bit more about this topic instead of studying special effects.

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  20. 20. kesheck 1:30 pm 11/16/2009

    It’s probably true that no one goes to movies like this to learn science. As an 8th grade (English) teacher, I fear that adolescents’ scientific beliefs are formed as much by movies like this as by the actual science they learn (or don’t) in science class.

    So, thanks, SA, for giving me some ammo when my students start telling me that the earth’s core really could start to boil at at any moment. After all, it was in a movie.

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  21. 21. Ungolythe 5:22 pm 11/16/2009

    Rogeregon,

    Your satire could use some work. For a minute there I actually thought you believe what you wrote. It appears to come from an ignorant troll who listens to Bill O’reilly and Rush Limbaugh to find out what they should think.

    That being said the use of science "mumbo jumbo" has been used many times in the past for plot hooks. I do fear however, in these times of anti-science, that far too many people actually believe this stuff.

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  22. 22. Greg Angelo 5:35 pm 11/16/2009

    As usual Hollywood plumbs the depths of ignorance, on a similar basis to making heroes out of pirates. Anybody seen the Hollywood film and expecting anything realistic perhaps with rare exceptions like Citizen Kane or the Blues Bros is doomed to disappointment.

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  23. 23. ~B4CT3R10PH4G3~ 5:55 pm 11/16/2009

    They should have included a lot of antimatter in this movie. Now THAT would have been fun to watch!

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  24. 24. Greg Angelo 6:04 pm 11/16/2009

    As usual Hollywood plumbs the depths of ignorance, on a similar basis to making heroes out of pirates. Anybody seen the Hollywood film and expecting anything realistic perhaps with rare exceptions like Citizen Kane or the Blues Bros is doomed to disappointment.

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  25. 25. kilingtonskier 6:11 pm 11/16/2009

    This is not "Christ watches over the Holocaust" nor "Alah from outer Space" it’s just a make-believe movie. Enjoy it or don’t go see it. It is also not "NOVA"

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  26. 26. Tan Boon Tee 9:30 pm 11/16/2009

    It is funny if not outright preposterous.

    Since when did SciAm get involved in scientific fictions, let alone in a fake yet superfluous movie? No sane person should be tricked, at least not that easily.

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  27. 27. nnicolavallera 1:21 am 11/17/2009

    Correction: Liberals believe in evidences, in Science, while arrogant cristians believe in imaginary friend! I think you’ve misunderstood liberals with comunists.

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  28. 28. sakabolcafetin 8:10 am 11/17/2009

    The subject of end of the world is a relapsing one, like the economical crisis, that curiously has not affected the chinese economy, where the banking system is not in the hands of the groups that control most of free world economy, but just of a totalitarian comunist regime. Crisis are cyclic, like apocaliptic fears, but it seems that there is always a Madoff that has taken advantage, and spread fears to buy stocks and companies at bargain price. Beware of the dog!

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  29. 29. w.john 8:36 am 11/17/2009

    Why 2012?

    Thanks to – err- Quantum Mechanics we all know that the world does not end in 2012.

    Good film though!

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  30. 30. w.john 8:38 am 11/17/2009

    Why 2012?

    Thanks to – err- Quantum Mechanics we all know that the world does not end in 2012.

    Good film though!

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  31. 31. klknoles 10:06 pm 11/17/2009

    I for one liked the neutrino explanation. Sure it’s nonsense, but it provided a single explanation for why all the cataclysm was happening, and it strikes me as hypocritical and selective outrage to reject this film’s mutating neutrinos concept but accept Star Trek and Star Wars fictional subspace and hyperspace.

    Though I would note Mr. Yam’s above statement about the problem of the surface of the earth being cooked is easily avoided if one considered that the "mutation" only occurred within the planet near the core.

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  32. 32. KK 9:23 am 11/18/2009

    well 2012 guyz wants us to talk about this, it seems they have succeded in what they’r itended for. ;)

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  33. 33. Telrunya 10:45 am 11/18/2009

    Thank you for an enjoyable post about the actual movie and underlaying real science amid all the left/ right bashing

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  34. 34. Emmit Brown 2:47 pm 11/18/2009

    Wasn’t there a plan to use particle accelerators to fire beams of neutrinos through the earth at nuclear power plants and nuclear missile silos in the Soviet Union to blow them up / make them useless? I thought the idea was that neutrinos would accelerate nuclear decay somehow. ( I don’t know if/why this should be the case ). If neutrinos have the power to accelerate nuclear decay, then abnormal numbers of them from the sun might have the power to accelerate nuclear decay in the earth’s core/mantle triggering the release of energy/heat that might be er disasterous.

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  35. 35. M.W.Collier 8:12 pm 11/19/2009

    The hungry for natural resources of our present industrial process; air, land and water contamination; high levels of heavy metal pollutants; social disasters; wars; environment destruction around the world and around the clock; chemical on food; and so on. We don’t need neutrinos to do the job. We’re doing it, in daily bases.

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  36. 36. vxs742 1:31 pm 11/20/2009

    I am an astrophysicist and i think one would be suprised at the no of friends who called me up asking whether the science behind the movie is true….So people maynot go to movies looking for science but in the end, a small doubt creeps in, i think, whether there is, afterall, science in the movie…
    But should say, a great play of graphics and nothing else….

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  37. 37. Quinn the Eskimo 1:22 am 11/21/2009

    It won’t matter. remember Arnold being crucified in NYC during "End of Days?"

    The Earth ended in 1999–weren’t you there?

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  38. 38. megawalrusbutter 5:47 pm 11/22/2009

    People need to stop relating these things to politics, its pathetic really. Even as a 10th grader i laughed a little bit when they mentioned the neutrino part. Overall id say the movie is pretty good with the action, but the creator does bash religion (symbolism of the painting in the chapel where crack splits between God and the man.) Overall what im saying is if you dont expect bias dont watch movies. The quality was overall good and if theres one more comment about right this or left that *smack*.

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  39. 39. Jessica DiLeo 5:16 am 11/24/2009

    I don’t blame the man for not wanting a Fatwah put on him. Would you want that? Also, I don’t believe he destroyed all those Christian monuments simply because he wanted to bash Christianity. I believe he did that to make an impact on the audience and make some of those scenes really hit home by showing everything that we hold near, dear and important being completely obliterated. Another thing, I believe the crack between Adam and God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was simply a metaphor. As an actor myself, I can tell you that "Hollywood" doesn’t care about political parties or religions when it comes to making movies. They just want to entertain and leave people thinking.

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  40. 40. Plumbedserpent 3:09 pm 11/27/2009

    2012 is not a hoax. Roland Emmerich’s 2012 movie pretty much depicts what is to happen only the cause of the cataclysm in the movie is wrong. He, unknowlingly, has done a great public service by the making of this movie to create public awareness of 2012. The ancient world understood 2012 very well; the modern world lacks the correct knowledge and understanding thereof, and is stumbling in the dark for the answers to 2012. For the knowledge and answers, read the non-fiction 2012 trilogy, The Ark of Millions of Years, by E. J. Clark, the most comprehensive 2012 books in the world. Thanks…

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  41. 41. gatubela 4:50 pm 12/13/2009

    I find interesting a movie which would prognosticate a future very different where money would mean nothing because in any case that will happen some day but of course there are some parts of the script that were not accurate. But it is well known that changes like this one already happened in the Earth (fossils where found in high mountains far from the sea level) and good to remember that governments lie about things that don’t benefit economic or private interests. In any case the priviledges of the film would happen and the scenario would change and the money that is the excuse to pollute the world and damage the health of everybody would mean n o t h i n g. I liked it.

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  42. 42. gatubela 4:51 pm 12/13/2009

    I find interesting a movie which would prognosticate a future very different where money would mean nothing because in any case that will happen some day but of course there are some parts of the script that were not accurate. But it is well known that changes like this one already happened in the Earth (fossils where found in high mountains far from the sea level) and good to remember that governments lie about things that don’t benefit economic or private interests. In any case the priviledges of the film would happen and the scenario would change and the money that is the excuse to pollute the world and damage the health of everybody would mean n o t h i n g. I liked it.

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  43. 43. Plumbedserpent 5:19 pm 12/13/2009

    2012 is not a hoax and should be taken seriously. Roland Emmerich’s 2012 movie pretty much depicts what is to happen only the cause of the cataclysm in his movie is wrong. He, unknowlingly, has done a great public service by the making of this movie to raise public awareness of 2012. For the correct facts, read the non-fiction 2012 trilogy, The Ark of Millions of Years, by E. J. Clark, the most comprehensive 2012 books in the world. Thanks…

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  44. 44. ptbrandon 2:27 pm 05/6/2010

    An entertaining movie ( incredible effects ) if your into that kinda thing, as for the science, very creative!?

    History is bound to repeat itself and science is best guess, add to that an over-zealous use of the English language and what we have is more entertainment than what we could hope for.

    The reality ( to me anyway ) is anyone’s guess considering man-kind has never been through such a phase. We the people are, and will be the unknown variable in this truly entertaining time in history.

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  45. 45. jbairddo 12:32 pm 06/14/2010

    Finally watched the movie, we have issues with microwave neutrinos but the road runner/coyote slow motion gravity falling buildings aren’t a problem? Huge (really huge) gaping cracks where there are no plates? Magic physics defying airplanes, buildings which end up being a couple hundred feet below what was the surface still intact? And the dialog-the earth will end in 2 days-are you sure, have you rechecked the data? Just in case a scientist will make those predictions with out double checking data. I kind of waited for the scientist to say, darn, you’re right, I forgot to carry the one, we are all good. And of course, the thought that just two of any species has enough genetic diversity to repopulate the planet is pretty entertaining in its own right. And of the biggest one, who cares how much it cost to build the stuff, as soon as the waves hit, money is worthless, the US had to be happy that the debt we owe to the chinese has been wiped out.

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  46. 46. lesliejas 5:07 pm 09/17/2010

    I gotta admit, the minute I heard "neutrinos" in the movie, I thought that was kinda funny. Only because for a story I was writing myself, I knew neutrinos are essentially everywhere and pass through everything. So if the core is getting cooked, well wouldn’t we all?lol In fact wouldn’t the surface of the Earth just melt away long before any volcanoes, earthquakes, or Charlie Frost could do anything or the neutrinos actually reached the core? Hmm, that might make for a more convincing disaster film. 2012: Crustal Melting.

    Honestly, I loved the film because of the action and the intensity and of course the CGI. Nothing warms my heart more than to see Los Angeles fall off into the Pacific. At least then we wouldn’t have to hear about Lindsay Lohan anymore, or Brad and Angelina and their 400 children. And I’ve heard so much about a possible Yellowstone Eruption, that was fun to watch, albeit still very inaccurate (the land would bulge but it would be over months, if not years and certainly not to the height depicted in the film; you can see that from watching the "How the Earth was Made" special on St. Helens).

    The film was definitely Pseudoscience more so than science, but it was a fun watch over a highly complex and debatable topic people seem very interested in now that we’re only 2 years away from the dreaded date. However, even in the movie the time frame was August 2012, not December (The London Summer Olympics were going on at the time of the disaster). But hey, it’s just good, old fashioned, popcorn munching fun!

    But there is one constant in the universe…unpredictability. So who knows, perhaps, just perhaps, one day some of these ridiculous pseudoscience things could actually happen. If so, always remember you heard if first from Charlieeeeeeeeeeeeee….AAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHH (SPLAT).

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  47. 47. free2watch 8:57 am 10/2/2010

    some of us have a great imagination and can really put our imagination on screen. I have watch this movie and really impressed me even if i know it is just a movie and the effects are perfect. To be honest, i think some of us know some things that not everybody knows and understands, but this is how it is. Great movie, and we will know the truth on december 2012.

    http://www.free2watchmoviesonline.com

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  48. 48. meadrose 2:03 pm 10/7/2010

    Regardless of the validity of the so-called "scientific" basis of the movie, (apart from any causal relationships) I would contend that some very real changes coming down the pike, due to arrive around 2012.

    I have been at work on a project for Debra Giusti called Transforming Through 2012, an eclectic compilation of chapters by authors from a number of disciplines. Given the fact that my deceased father was a Geophysicist, I tend to regard quite a bit of the claims made as fanciful, speculative or unscientific. Nevertheless, there exist a few predictable events to consider:

    We know there is a substantial possibility of increased sunspot activity in 2012.
    We know that asteroid Apophis is due for a flyby in 2029.
    We know that the Yellowstone Caldera has a history of eruptions approximately every 640,000 years and that we are overdue for an eruption.

    Beyond those, there are sociological changes to be considered.

    Regardless of the poor science providing a plot premise for 2012 the movie, it is my feeling that there are very real issues to be considered. Read more at: http://transformingthrough2012.com/

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  49. 49. FX Contact Lenses 12:32 am 01/26/2011

    Hey Gang,

    Have you’ll heard about the ‘Web Bot predictions’ for 2012.

    I am a naysayer myself — but this is quite interesting ===>

    This program acts as a collective consciousness that gathers all the information that we type in across the internet — filters all this information and spits out predictions for the future.

    It has already predicted earthquakes, tsunamis, Death of the Dollar", and government related issues, the twin towers collapse, and more.

    Many experts from around the world state that many of the predictions that this program predicted are way beyond coincidence.

    In 2011 — It predicts much aliens & UFO phenomena…

    ….and in 2012 an untimely demise for millions brought upon by some combination of pandemics, economic collapse, breakdown of health & unknown energies from space.

    Very interesting — Read about it yourself… go to google and type in "web bot predictions".

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  50. 50. ggregg 10:35 am 06/15/2011

    They say that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. One would believe that with as many college educated people participating on this thread, that there would be a modicum of rationality versus an overflow of groupthink.

    What have we learned from the cycles of time? To dismiss how these cycles continuously repeat themselves is to be oblivious to cyclic patterns. Is anyone aware that the earth goes into an Ice Age every 103,000 years and for the last 20-30,000 years, we have a warming period? These are the cycles that I’m talking about.

    I created a video called, "2012 The Online Movie" that you can watch on YouTube or on my website: http://www.in5d.com/

    It thoroughly explains the December 21, 2012 phenomena. Please view it with an open mind.

    What have we learned from history? Only "time" will tell…

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  51. 51. katesisco 1:50 pm 10/15/2011

    Actually, the core is heating probably due to neutrino input but the problem with the heat is that the compression Earth is experiencing from Fluff holding things stead core-wise. If that compression was to disappear suddenly, like a diver rising up from the depths without stopping to allow the nitrogen to diminish, the heat would then need an immediate release.

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  52. 52. katesisco 2:55 pm 01/25/2012

    Actually, here is another year and still going site; its done by a moderator who inputs like the Vital Vastness guy. Lots of people are noting the changes.

    For what its worth, Earth is experiencing compression via Fluff our local gas cloud which itself is being energized by neutrino bombardment. Now, where is the energy (neutrinos) coming from? I say the Milky Way is storing neutrinos that then saturate to the point of discharge which results in a nonlocality event. This happens every 5,000 ys.

    That was one of my main considerations in deducing a regular source of energy. Magnetic energy converted to electrical by our Milky Way capacitor which sends it back out as magnetism in a non locality event. Aren’t capacitors wonderful. It seems to me that the way the electric universe crowd describes their energy (Birkeland Currents), it is coming closer and closer to a capacitor.

    But if the energy is local, not galactic, then a neutron star fills the bill. If our sun was one of twin suns, the other is still around. Either we are the primary and the other an unlit dwarf, or the primary got collapsed into a neutron and we the dwarf (us) got lit. Either way we got all the planets but one, Sedna (that we know of).

    So, let’s assume (making an ass out of you and me) that we were the dwarf that got lit and the primary collapsed into a neutron star with this really wierd orbit hanging onto one small planet Sedna, nearing us on a 5,000 y periodicy. As this neutron bits nears, we would see high levels of neutrino bombardment (which in spite of our technology prowess, we still can’t id) which would enlived the left-over gas cloud Fluff, and cause it to compress our little bitty heliosphere down to nearly the sun’s corona. Explains Mercury. Explains our Earth compression and following expansion. S W Carey was right. The ‘subduction ridges’ are correctly interpreted as expansion cracks coming back together.

    Neutron stars do not last long. In fact, in terms of universe life, they come the closest to our own lifespan. The shed neutrinos like a ice cream melting in a hot sun. That fact alone explains why 10,000 y ago was our last expansion event. The neutron star has lost sufficient energy so that it can no longer energize Fluff to the point of forcing the heliosphere down past Earth and leaving E open to cosmic expansion. That is the reason we have a 5,000 old global history. We have not ‘wandered into an area of lesser gas” as per the current theory. If the weakness holds until the end of the year. This is when I propose the non locality event occurs due to a capacitor overload. This would still hold true if the neutron star was the source of the neutrino overload. The gas cloud would not experience sufficient recharge before the neutron star left the locality. Our restored to normal heliosphere would leave us with fantastic new info totally unusable due to the fact that the required compression to engage their actions would be missing.
    Fits the facts. Have a fantastic 2012, the year of compression and maximum perfection.

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  53. 53. debu 1:41 am 12/21/2012

    It is happening all the time as gravitoethertons are getting focused at the center of earth core and we have already seen the effect as molten iron core. Nothing to worry from neutrinos but if the core is reaching critical as on 21/12/12 , that is not known.

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