Posts Tagged ‘2012’

 

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Whether or not you believe that the world will end on December 21st, 2012, it has been near impossible to escape the media blitz surrounding the theory that the pre-columbian Mayans predicted that the world would end in 2012. There is a major motion picture debuting today, numerous TV specials, and even a planned TV series all based on the supposed 2012 apocalypse. Even if you only have a passing interest in the 2012 phenomenon, you should take a look at the incredible chart that Information Is Beautiful has put together that debunks some of the key 2012 “evidence”. They start right at the core of the issue, tackling the mistaken belief that the Mayan calendar ends on December 21st, 2012. They clearly and concisely move through approximately 20 talking points that are favored by many 2012 believers and present clear evidence to dispute them. This is quite possibly the best “quick explanation” of the flaws with the 2012 theories that I have ever seen. It is definitely worth giving up a few minutes to scroll through.

2012: The End Of The Word? [via Boing Boing]

 

seekers2012.jpgIf you are a scientist or researcher looking to raise your public profile, this may be right up your alley: Go Go Luckey Entertainment & BermanBraun Television Productions are looking to cast two lead investigators for a documentary series that will look into 2012 predictions. They want to set up a Mulder and Scully sort of team (though with an Indiana Jones type twist) that meets the following requirements:

Male & Female Investigators between the ages of 30 and 45, who are scientists, explorers, or adventurers with advanced degrees (Ph.D desired).

Ideal Investigators would already be a team (husband and wife, co- workers) who fall somewhere between the FBI Agents on “The X Files” and “Indiana Jones”. One is a believer, the other a skeptic. One is driven by reason, science and empirical evidence, the other by feelings, intuitions and faith.

Ideally, the woman would be the skeptic and the man the believer. We are not limiting ourselves to an existing team nor will we rule out a woman who is the believer and a man who is the skeptic. We are open to any combination as long as they are articulate, passionate, and knowledgeable.

Investigators must also be genuinely curious as to why there are predictions in nearly every culture that the world will end in 2012.

Each episode is supposed to center around investigations into End of Days profecies and other unsolved mysteries from around the world.

If you meet their qualifications, this seems like an interesting opportunity, or if you don’t qualify (like me) this looks like a show that will definitely be worth watching when it airs.

Seekers 2012 Casting