Category Archive: Mayan Calendar

Jul
11

All About the Supermoon

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If you’re looking at the moon any time today and tomorrow, you will notice a 30% size increase. This is one of those times that the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie. Check out this 5-minute clip from this morning’s South Florida’s First News with guest Susan Barnett talking to hosts Jimmy …

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Nov
17

What Planet are They From?

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[image by Eduardo Barreto, for the cover of DC Comics Presents #87] In The End-of-the-World Delusion: How Doomsayers Endanger Society, I cover one of the doomsayers’ favorite such prophecies: that a mysterious planet like Planet X (Nibiru) will crash into the earth. This theory was first proposed by Nancy Lieder in 1995, who claimed that …

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Nov
05

Using Hurricane Sandy to Prove that Doomsday is Here

Sandy replaced with the Mayan calendar

Being from the South Florida area myself, I am all too familiar with hurricanes. Hurricane Sandy did not strike Florida, and has instead struck the northeast coast of the United States. It has already claimed over 110 lives and caused tens of billions of dollars worth of damage. I have friends, family, and readers in …

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Jul
22

Just how many doomsayers are there, anyway?

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“How many people actually believe all this stuff—that the end is near?” This is the question I was asked in a recent interview. I provided these figures: About 10% of Americans believe December 21, 2012 will bring about the end to coincide with the Mayan calendarAbout 25% of Americans think climate change will bring about …

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May
21

One Year Ago Today…

May 21, 2011, was supposed to be Judgment Day—an earthquake was to strike at exactly 6 PM, starting in New Zealand and traveling west, until the entire earth was destroyed. Those who were “saved” would be Raptured and their souls would ascend directly to heaven; the rest of us would be “left behind” during a …

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Mar
30

Why doomsayers are 100% sure—or appear to be

Rarely do those who believe the end is near express any uncertainty. Harold Camping, speaking about the Rapture, said, “Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment.”1 Patrick Geryl, talking about a worldwide disaster on December 21, 2012 to coincide with the end …

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Mar
08

On 2012 Survivalists

Local South Florida Newsradio affiliate WIOD (610 AM; 100.3 FM) discussed Doomsday preparers on South Florida’s First News with hosts Jimmy Cefalo and Manno Muñoz this morning: Jimmy: This is unbelievable. The Doomsday business is really on fire in America. I didn’t know why. You’d think, what could it be—the Iranian conflict, the Mayan calendar, …

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Feb
05

Must-Have: An Apocalypse-Proof Truck

During Super Bowl XLVI, a commercial advertisement aired, revealing a novel way of surviving the certain doom that will destroy us all during December 21, 2012: That’s right, owners of Chevy trucks (and not Fords, as the commercial is quick to point out) will have a much better chance of making it.  What’s really cool …

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Nov
03

“Proving” the End is Near With Numerology

The end of the world as we know it was supposed to occur three times last month—with Comet Elenin on October 16, Harold Camping’s Rapture prediction on October 21, and Carl Johan Calleman’s calculation for the end of the Mayan calendar on October 28.  Stubbornly, the world refused to end, proving Doomsayers wrong thrice now.  …

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Oct
26

Will The Real 2012 Please Stand Up?

In case you haven’t heard, the “real” end of the Maya calendar may not be December 21, 2012. Though this is the date most commonly known and reported in the popular press, researchers are not in 100% agreement that this is the case. Here are some of the other possibilities: August 3, 2011 1 October …

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