Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, and Many More to Come!

Well, it's official: 2011 is gone and 2012 is here which, for many people, only means one thing: there's less than a year to live. While prophets of doom are nothing new, the 2012 Maya calendar running out hype is something that has been building for quite some time and will only continue to increase in the forefront of many individuals' minds until December 22 arrives after nothing happens on the day before. In short, more so than at any time since the big lead-up to Y2K over a decade (has it been that long already?) ago, 2012 will be a year of crackpots and crazy ideas that will make full fledged, frontal assaults on reason for almost all year long.

Now, anyone who has been visiting here for any length of time will have inferred by now that I am a big proponent of logic, skepticism, and the scientific method, three things that will be immensely useful in the coming 12 months as end of the world predictions become more frequent and, in all probability, more imaginative. The bottom line is this: never in the history of man has any prophecy ever come true, a lesson that preacher Harold Camping has learned twice in 2011 alone. When reading prophetic works, one cannot help but notice how vague such 'predictions' are, which is why they are only fulfilled in hindsight when we can take events of the present and make them fit with a prophecy of the past. Needless to say, the prophets have a pretty poor track record, one that shouldn't inspire any sort of confidence when it comes to predictions for December 21, 2012.

Now, in anticipation of the big day when nothing is going to happen, I've placed a December 21 countdown clock at the top of the right menu bar as the one at the top of this posting is soon to get buried as more content is added.
So, being that it is 2012, be sure to keep your common sense about you, take a scientific approach to any outlandish ideas, and educate your fellow man about the reality of 2012.

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