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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:07 PM

Before i start, i want to say that, no i am NOT a crazy Christian talking about how everyone needs to repent. I just want to talk about this.

I personally do not believe in god or of a pre-set date of destruction. But, thinking about it, something feels very wrong.

In 2026, an asteroid named Apophis(99942) will pass so close to earth that it will be a threat to earth's artificial satellite network (Upper Orbit).
Don't believe me? Believe NASA's JPL:
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/apophis/
It's unlikely that it will hurt us in any way, but still, there is a chance.


In all seriousness, what would you do if you learned that an impact with an asteroid was immanent? as in..... 9 months.
Its too large, and too dense and moving to fast for any plan to work. The news causes social collapse, religious madness breaks out. Thousands kill themselves. Its projected to impact in Europe, the effects on the planet will be a mini ice age, (that will destroy crops and collapse economies and countries) and this has caused many small wars and civil wars to break out everywhere. Millions die from starvation, the earth's population is reduced by 89%. What then? If your still there, that would you and your family do?

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Re: 2036

Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:25 PM

get strung out and do stupid shit until i die.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:33 PM

I'd head over to Kram's place.
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Re: 2036

Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:39 PM

24 years too late.
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Re: 2036

Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:30 AM

code myself an umbrella.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:04 AM

Curl into a fetal position and sob uncontrollably.
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Re: 2036

Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:20 AM

I thought the world was ending in 2012?
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Re: 2036

Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:25 AM

View Postjjsaw5, on 22 Jul, 2008 - 05:50 PM, said:

I thought the world was ending in 2012?


Yes, That's why I have booked land on Moon. I will start building my home there may next year. So if world ends by 2012 I am already out of it! B)
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Re: 2036

Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:45 AM

Hey...not everyone thinks Christians are crazy. There's millions of us after all.

Hmmm. Let's see. What would I do? Well, to kill oneself to avoid being killed doesn't make any sense. So that's a no. We'd probably pray a lot more, and just try to survive I guess. If we couldn't, then we'd die. I don't fear death like I used to. I know where I'm going, and it's better than here. (Not that I have a death wish or anything.) Besides my philosophy is "while there is life, there is hope."

I don't think it will happen the way you said, though. At most, the Earth's population (of all living creatures, not just human) will be reduced by 1/3.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:40 AM

I would live life to the fullest as long as possible. Either that, or I'd find a cool religion and start praying real quick.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:42 AM

ummm actually there is a 0 percent chance it hits us when it hits that pass, but like 8 or 9 years later if I recall correctly its coming by again, and astronomers don't know what the first pass so close to our gravity will do to it, so there is a 1 in 30,000 chance it hits us the second time around .

but really, we won't be around. the end is 2012.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:44 AM

Nothing. I was supposed to be dead by the age of 25, do you think a stupid asteroid is going to scare me? If I have to do something Ill be helping Rodger with the umbrella
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:49 AM

Im counting on a 2012 end, so I will be dissapointed if that don't happen.

Remember Y2k? Yeah that was bullshit too!
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:43 AM

I probably would not even notice... too busy programming something.

Since I don't have any resources to try anything I suppose if I did notice it would not really have too terribly profound an impact upon me directly. However I would probably react to other people.

Ideally I would just like to spend my last moments doing the things that I enjoy doing. Working on math and programming. Who knows maybe I would discover AI just before the end... poor AI gets to be aware of its end.


However, I don't belive that 9 months is "too little time" to work on saving humanity in some form. I would hope that mankind would make EVERY effort to continue on (even the seemingly futile efforts). I mean we are capable of leaving the planet we are capable of building underground bunkers (which may very well be futile, but at least it is an effort).
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:46 AM

If you live every day as if it were your last, then the fore knowledge of such an event is meaningless.

You can fear every day, the terrorists, the commies, the mad cows, the killer tomatoes, the invisible crap you've never heard of that dissolves eye balls. It's always something. If you exist afraid of all the things that can get you then you've already stopped living. No matter what happens, not one person reading this right now will be sucking up oxygen in a hundred years. Might as well have fun and not waste time on fatalistic fantasies.
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