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CashmoneyDrew
04-22-2009, 04:18 PM
How's it gonna go down? Place bets now! GO! GO! GO!

bored of education
04-22-2009, 04:22 PM
Thats why we American Football.

CashmoneyDrew
04-22-2009, 04:22 PM
My votes on this guy.

http://ultimatecomics.free.fr/xmen/images/x-men/Apocalypse_01.jpg

stephenson86
04-22-2009, 04:24 PM
http://www.theodoresworld.net/pics/0506/al_gore-SouthparkImage2.jpg

Dr. Gonzo
04-22-2009, 04:26 PM
It will be those Cylon ***** :(

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
04-22-2009, 04:28 PM
It's either gonna be the supervolcano at Yellowstone paying us a visit or the little volcanic island in Africa that might fall into the Ocean next time it erupts(creating the largest title wave ever witnessed, wiping out the entire Eastern seaboard from Canada to Argentina).

fenikz
04-22-2009, 04:29 PM
It's either gonna be the supervolcano at Yellowstone paying us a visit or the little volcanic island in Africa that might fall into the Ocean next time it erupts(creating the largest title wave ever witnessed, wiping out the entire Eastern seaboard from Canada to Argentina).

so ill be fine!

GB12
04-22-2009, 04:30 PM
The bad news: Everyone dies of aids

The good news: No one dies a virgin

bored of education
04-22-2009, 04:30 PM
My intrawebz is ****** !!!!!!!! I can only send PMs every 10 minutes and it's not showing updates to threads ahhhh wtfffffffffff

like on the main forum screen it shows the last new reply to the off topic was the creation of this thread wtff

Dr. Gonzo
04-22-2009, 04:32 PM
My intrawebz is ****** !!!!!!!! I can only send PMs every 10 minutes and it's not showing updates to threads ahhhh wtfffffffffff

like on the main forum screen it shows the last new reply to the off topic was the creation of this thread wtff

It has begun. Death by interwebz failure FTL.

critesy
04-22-2009, 04:48 PM
i said super volcanoes cause that sounds pretty badass

Xonraider
04-22-2009, 04:51 PM
i think either artificial intelligence actually becomes more intelligent than ours... or a nuclear war destroys everything

Brent
04-22-2009, 04:51 PM
we're pretty stupid as a species, so I said nukes.

the decider13
04-22-2009, 04:53 PM
I have to go with the safe bet...

http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/columnists/jimbaumbach/blog/manbearpig7po.png

Mr. Hero
04-22-2009, 05:20 PM
If it's not manbearpig it'll be Al Gore protecting us from manbearpig that does us in.

yourfavestoner
04-22-2009, 05:22 PM
http://crankyphoneguy.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/mayancalanderinsidepicture1.jpg

Mr. Hero
04-22-2009, 05:44 PM
http://crankyphoneguy.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/mayancalanderinsidepicture1.jpg

silly stoner.

Hawk
04-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Conficker.

Addict
04-22-2009, 05:52 PM
I voted nukes, because "Humanity slowly runs itself into the ground" wasn't an option.

yourfavestoner
04-22-2009, 05:55 PM
I voted nukes, because "Humanity slowly runs itself into the ground" wasn't an option.

Yeah, if I was being serious, my answer would be overpopulation.

I'd like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species, and I realised that humans are not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment; but you humans do not. Instead you multiply, and multiply, until every resource is consumed. The only way for you to survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern... a virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer on this planet, you are a plague, and we... are the cure.

tjsunstein
04-22-2009, 06:03 PM
I'm gonna say it's never going to happen. Blah, I know.
But if I had to guess. I'd say multiple tsunamis.

art vandelay
04-22-2009, 06:04 PM
The world is going to end in 2012. Better fulfill your life before then.

On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time"

Ravens1991
04-22-2009, 06:14 PM
does that really mean the world will end or is that what the scientists theories are in 2012

art vandelay
04-22-2009, 06:15 PM
does that really mean the world will end or is that what the scientists theories are in 2012

Well the Mayans predicted it and they know their ****.

Go_Eagles77
04-22-2009, 06:23 PM
The world is going to end in 2012. Better fulfill your life before then.
Holy crap, I'll be crapping myself on 12/21/12 at 11:10 p.m.

Addict
04-22-2009, 06:30 PM
Well the Mayans predicted it and they know their ****.

the issue tears me, since the mayas are one of my favourite societies in history, but I really can't get behind the idea that the world is just going to end for no obvious reason.

Damn you mayans, damn you and your brilliance.

Mr. Hero
04-22-2009, 06:31 PM
Yeah, if I was being serious, my answer would be overpopulation.

That's why you know that eventually humans will spread across the universe. There will be people in our generation that try to change the world, the carnage of that event will tamper any concerns over over-population as the conflict will drive us further. As long as science doesn't get too bogged down in bureaucracy we'll keep spreading and expanding.

the decider13
04-22-2009, 06:33 PM
The world is going to end in 2012. Better fulfill your life before then.

You know...that didn't sound that bad. Not bad enough to end the whole world.

DoughBoy
04-22-2009, 06:34 PM
The best way for the world to end would be by a Apocalyptic Alien Mayan Man bear pig with Aids and a megaman blaster that shoots nukes and jumps out of a volcano!!! FTW

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
04-22-2009, 06:48 PM
http://media.southparkstudios.com/media/images/1111/1111_manbearpig_and_kyle_no_red.jpg

BrownsTown
04-22-2009, 06:56 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Large_Hadron_Collider

If not that then supervolcanoes.

Staubach12
04-22-2009, 07:21 PM
I voted manbearpig. It's inevitable.

Crickett
04-22-2009, 07:35 PM
Where is the Odyssey 5 style end option?

A Perfect Score
04-22-2009, 07:44 PM
Nanobots dude...nanobots

Addict
04-22-2009, 07:55 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Large_Hadron_Collider

If not that then supervolcanoes.

self-created futuristic black hole death sounds so much more appealing then getting our ass handed to us by the universe.

It really does.

CJSchneider
04-22-2009, 08:29 PM
I said global pandemic.

*cough

Brent
04-22-2009, 08:42 PM
If I could pick, I'd go with our sun dying. How cool would it be to have a nebula or red giant as our light source?

However if we did create a black hole, that **** would be awesome. I love the idea of dying in absolute chaos.

CJSchneider
04-22-2009, 08:47 PM
qzUJJKDa558



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A Perfect Score
04-22-2009, 08:50 PM
Black Holes suck...**** event horizons

CJSchneider
04-22-2009, 08:53 PM
Just to make myself feel old, I remember seeing that movie when it first came out. It was at a drive in movie theater.

Brent
04-22-2009, 08:57 PM
**** that, CJ, this is a better black hole-inspired movie:

gd0nQUF00Sg

Bills2083
04-22-2009, 09:04 PM
The bad news: Everyone dies of aids

The good news: No one dies a virgin

http://kara.allthingsd.com/files/2008/05/blog_highfive.jpg


btw, I went with the only logical answer

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/imbrent/man_bear_pig.jpg

hobbes2053
04-22-2009, 09:06 PM
Man Bear Pig by a mile.

/thread

Paranoidmoonduck
04-22-2009, 09:16 PM
If I had to bet money, I'd say it's only a matter of time before this kills a sizeable chunk of us...

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Science/Images/Content/flu-virus-e06074-ga.jpg

Brent
04-22-2009, 09:18 PM
the flu? I think an epidemic would be unlikely but not out of the question... more likely a genetically bottle-necking event in which the species is stronger as a result.

TACKLE
04-22-2009, 09:20 PM
Gingers...

Paranoidmoonduck
04-22-2009, 09:25 PM
the flu? I think an epidemic would be unlikely but not out of the question... more likely a genetically bottle-necking event in which the species is stronger as a result.

If a particularly strong species comes around and antivirals don't work (which is why we really should be worrying), there's not a lot we can do. With populations as they are today and almost 100 years of viral evolution, the 1918 epidemic would be miniscule in comparison (assuming that we couldn't mobilize fast enough to shut down borders).

Genetics don't really have a huge part to play in it. It's one virus strain. Some people would survive, but they wouldn't really be stronger in any ongoing way.

Brent
04-22-2009, 09:28 PM
If a particularly strong species comes around and antibiotics don't work (which is why we really should be worrying), there's not a lot we can do. With populations as they are today and almost 100 years of viral evolution, the 1918 epidemic would be miniscule in comparison (assuming that we couldn't mobilize fast enough to shut down borders).

Genetics don't really have a huge part to play in it. It's one virus strain. Some people would survive, but they wouldn't really be stronger in any ongoing way.
if there was a pandemic that killed as many as you think, yes, the gene pool would improve because those who have evolved enough that they are more immune than others will only (albeit slowly) improve the overall immunity of our species. Think about it this way, there are actually people in Africa immune to the HIV. How insane is that?

Bills2083
04-22-2009, 09:29 PM
If a particularly strong species comes around and antibiotics don't work (which is why we really should be worrying), there's not a lot we can do. With populations as they are today and almost 100 years of viral evolution, the 1918 epidemic would be miniscule in comparison (assuming that we couldn't mobilize fast enough to shut down borders).

Genetics don't really have a huge part to play in it. It's one virus strain. Some people would survive, but they wouldn't really be stronger in any ongoing way.

You and your 'science'. pfft, get this nonsense out of here!

It's a shame that more people don't realize the real threat of the manbearpig. Even gingers (as Tackle said) may pose a larger risk than this flu you speak of.

Paranoidmoonduck
04-22-2009, 09:31 PM
^
This assumes that ManBearPig isn't actually the name of a virus that Al Gore is secretly developing to spite the world.

if there was a pandemic that killed as many as you think, yes, the gene pool would improve because those who have evolved enough that they are more immune than others will only (albeit slowly) improve the overall immunity of our species.

Immunity to one strain of one virus is just that. If the virus kills everyone is can survive in, the virus is dead from that point on anyway. If a very similar strain shows up that's just as powerful, sure those people would be in better shape, but strains aren't normally that closely related and only one thing would have to mutate for that immunity to change.

Immunity isn't some broad-spectrum thing that sizes up the "strength" of a person's resistance to "disease". It's a highly particular thing that only applies to one strain of billions.

CJSchneider
04-22-2009, 09:34 PM
What if it were the "Ginger flu"?

Mr. Hero
04-22-2009, 09:34 PM
All you need is to constantly push your immune system. That's how you build character and character is how you beat disease. It's simple science people.

Calvin & Kevin
04-22-2009, 09:37 PM
Hey whoa whoa hold up

You didn't list "Second Coming/Antichrist/TEH RAPTURE" as an option

What the hell you gonna do when we all get Left Behind. Damn. Get some Jesus in your life.

PS I voted manbearpig

Brent
04-22-2009, 09:38 PM
You didn't list "Second Coming/Antichrist/TEH RAPTURE" as an option
Must... fight... urge... to.... respond...

The Unseen
04-22-2009, 09:41 PM
I voted that it would never happen, but a supervolcano would be so badass. Running away from ash and lava as my life's final act would be cool.

Paranoidmoonduck
04-22-2009, 09:41 PM
All you need is to constantly push your immune system. That's how you build character and character is how you beat disease. It's simple science people.

Well, actually, what everyone should do is never take antibiotics unless it's a life and death situations. Because no matter how much you push your immune system, antibiotics are all we really have against really badass bugs and antivirals are all we really have against badass virus'. If everyone else taking antibiotics/antivirals breeds something that doesn't respond to anything we have, that's it.

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
04-22-2009, 09:41 PM
If it is an asteroid
http://www.topnews.in/files/asteroid.jpg
We can always get these guys to help
http://boxoffice.com/blogs/steve/-armageddon.jpg

TACKLE
04-22-2009, 09:42 PM
What if it were the "Ginger flu"?

What if there was a Manbeargingerpig super-volcano flu? It could happen, you never know.

CJSchneider
04-22-2009, 09:42 PM
I voted that it would never happen, but a supervolcano would be so badass. Running away from ash and lava as my life's final act would be cool.

No, I think that would probably suck balls.

Dr. Gonzo
04-22-2009, 09:42 PM
Jesus saves.... and then returns to **** bitches up.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nW1nYpb0iAE/SGhtUeuwhhI/AAAAAAAAAVk/x14c4I09wRQ/s320/jesus-with-rifle-thumb.jpg

Brent
04-22-2009, 09:42 PM
I want to watch that movie now, RWO.

Bills2083
04-22-2009, 09:43 PM
What if it were the "Ginger flu"?


And only gingers died?


http://www.discountpartyshop.co.uk/discount-party-shop/Halloween-party-supplies.jpg





I kid, I kid.

Paranoidmoonduck
04-22-2009, 09:43 PM
I voted that it would never happen, but a supervolcano would be so badass. Running away from ash and lava as my life's final act would be cool.

Well, theoretically, half of Wyoming blowing up is totally possible and may be overdue (whatever that really means).

The Unseen
04-22-2009, 09:44 PM
No, I think that would probably suck balls.

You're right. Killing aliens would be better.

The Unseen
04-22-2009, 09:45 PM
Well, theoretically, half of Wyoming blowing up is totally possible and may be overdue (whatever that really means).

http://allisonkilkenny.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/dick-cheney-heart-ailment.jpg

CJSchneider
04-22-2009, 09:51 PM
LOL, we are so asking to get this thread closed , but I love it.

WMD
04-22-2009, 10:01 PM
The only thing keeping the World from ending is me telling you how it's going to end.

E-Man
04-22-2009, 11:02 PM
What, no zombie apocalypse option? For shame.:(

Since that's the case then I'll go with the second best option....

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu261/BlackLion85/Apocalypse-1.jpg

Mr. Hero
04-23-2009, 12:14 AM
Well, actually, what everyone should do is never take antibiotics unless it's a life and death situations. Because no matter how much you push your immune system, antibiotics are all we really have against really badass viruses. If everyone else taking antibiotics breeds a virus that is immune to them, you're screwed anyway.

Psh I'll crush your antibiotic immune virus with pure chutzpah. It's like in racing games, all you have to do is press the button harder, similarly all you have to do is fight off the virus harder to persevere.

TitleTown088
04-23-2009, 12:16 AM
we're pretty stupid as a species, so I said nukes.
Huh? Who's more intelligent? When's the last time you say a Chimp figure out how to record naked girl chimps for his viewing pleasure?

Mr. Hero
04-23-2009, 12:20 AM
Huh? Who's more intelligent? When's the last time you say a Chimp figure out how to record naked girl chimps for his viewing pleasure?

Sometimes it's not the things you do invent, but the things you don't invent, like clothes.

TitleTown088
04-23-2009, 12:22 AM
Sometimes it's not the things you do invent, but the things you don't invent, like clothes.

Touche.


Has anyone ever read about " planet x"? Some messed up shizzle.

CashmoneyDrew
04-23-2009, 12:24 AM
I'm glad more people are finally wising up and choosing Apocalypse by Apocalypse. :D

Thought I was gonna be the only one there for a minute.

Mr. Hero
04-23-2009, 12:26 AM
I'm glad more people are finally wising up and choosing Apocalypse by Apocalypse. :D

Thought I was gonna be the only one there for a minute.

Apocalypse is a lazy *****.

CashmoneyDrew
04-23-2009, 12:30 AM
Apocalypse is a lazy *****.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nQZLOCqglvA/SP02YqlRfzI/AAAAAAAAA0c/61LbaRJMLcY/s400/hater.jpg

Paranoidmoonduck
04-23-2009, 12:35 AM
Psh I'll crush your antibiotic immune virus with pure chutzpah. It's like in racing games, all you have to do is press the button harder, similarly all you have to do is fight off the virus harder to persevere.

I'm intrigued. Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to?

yourfavestoner
04-23-2009, 02:04 AM
does that really mean the world will end or is that what the scientists theories are in 2012

To be honest, there's tons of different things that could go wrong right around the time of 2012.

Yellowstone erupting, our galaxy passing through a magnetic field, storms on the sun occurring more frequently. The list is endless.

Read:
http://brainguy.podomatic.com/mymedia/thumb/14728/0x0_633639.jpg

I don't buy it with 100% certainty, but there's definitely some scary, weird **** going on in our universe/galaxy/little planet.

El Peefs?????
04-23-2009, 02:07 AM
Where the hell is the option for zombie apocalypse!? That is the one that really has me worried.


http://diceofdoom.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/11.jpg

Gay Ork Wang
04-23-2009, 02:09 AM
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8789/1235927062793.jpg

trkaline
04-23-2009, 02:46 AM
Definantly Man-Bear-Pig...Al Gore is our only hope...God/Allah/Ganish/Tom Cruise/Flying Spaghetti Monster help us all...

themaninblack
04-23-2009, 03:34 AM
The Mayans are not to be trifled with.

stephenson86
04-23-2009, 07:09 AM
the mayans are extinct because of manbearpig

vikes_28
04-23-2009, 08:50 AM
I think it will be a combination of all of the logical ones. But I put down global epidemic in honor of the stupidest movie ever. "I Am Legend."

vikes_28
04-23-2009, 08:55 AM
666 666 666

Brent
04-24-2009, 12:21 PM
"Mexico Shuts Schools Amid Deadly Flu Outbreak"
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/world/americas/25mexico.html?em

Mexican officials, scrambling to control a swine flu outbreak that has killed at least 16 people and possibly dozens more in recent weeks, shuttered schools from kindergarten to university for millions of young people in and around the capital on Friday and urged people with flu symptoms to stay home from work.
Pandemic gaining steam!

CJSchneider
04-24-2009, 12:23 PM
I told you.

*cough cough

NIN1984
04-24-2009, 12:24 PM
I would have voted for a zombie apocalypse.

trkaline
04-24-2009, 12:43 PM
"Mexico Shuts Schools Amid Deadly Flu Outbreak"
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/world/americas/25mexico.html?em


Pandemic gaining steam!

And the zombie apocalypse starts and we didn't even get to vote that as a choice...good going douche...

CashmoneyDrew
04-24-2009, 12:45 PM
And the zombie apocalypse starts and we didn't even get to vote that as a choice...good going douche...

Sorry. I knew I was forgetting one good one when I made it. Oh well, blame the poll process since I could only give ten options. :p

TitleTown088
04-24-2009, 12:49 PM
666 666 666
7

Let's see if anyone can understand 7's significance there. I bet not.

trkaline
04-24-2009, 12:49 PM
Oh well, time to go grab my shotty and head to Walmart to wait it out.

Brent
04-24-2009, 12:51 PM
And the zombie apocalypse starts
shh, dont tell anyone.

http://www.justseeds.org/zombies.jpg

CashmoneyDrew
04-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Even if there is a zombie invasion, I'm not afraid since I have this.....

http://www.iconsoffright.com/Books/ZombieSurvivalB.jpg


Not to mention tons of movie and video game experience.

Ravens1991
04-24-2009, 01:45 PM
To be honest, there's tons of different things that could go wrong right around the time of 2012.

Yellowstone erupting, our galaxy passing through a magnetic field, storms on the sun occurring more frequently. The list is endless.

Read:
http://brainguy.podomatic.com/mymedia/thumb/14728/0x0_633639.jpg

I don't buy it with 100% certainty, but there's definitely some scary, weird **** going on in our universe/galaxy/little planet.


yes it is interesting once you think about it. I talked to my friend and he said a environmental science teacher broke down some formula and did all the math and he thinks that we will be fine. I am thinking about talking to the guy but I never had the teacher so it would be kind of awkward going to a random teacher. Either way it will be a wild day

CJSchneider
04-24-2009, 02:09 PM
yes it is interesting once you think about it. I talked to my friend and he said a environmental science teacher broke down some formula and did all the math and he thinks that we will be fine. I am thinking about talking to the guy but I never had the teacher so it would be kind of awkward going to a random teacher. Either way it will be a wild day

Do it, we live for that stuff.

Ravens1991
04-24-2009, 03:08 PM
Do it, we live for that stuff.

ya I might.



but here is a interesting link I found


http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/19/no-doomsday-in-2012/

ryno626
04-24-2009, 03:16 PM
"When there's no more room in Hell the dead will walk the earth." Zombie Apocalypse FTW

Dam8610
04-24-2009, 03:41 PM
Idiocracy correctly predicted the way the human race will die off. I don't know if that could be called an "apocalypse" per se, but it will be the downfall of this race.

Byrd430
04-24-2009, 10:11 PM
12/21/12???

Guess it's safe to say I'll be celebrating my birthday early.....

DOB: 12/30

BrownsTown
04-24-2009, 10:59 PM
7

Let's see if anyone can understand 7's significance there. I bet not.

At the end of a string of repeating 6s there's usually a 7 due to 6 being rounded up?

Paranoidmoonduck
04-24-2009, 11:57 PM
666 666 666

Funny enough, the actual "mark of the beast" is 661. People changed it to make it more consistent. And apparently one of the many highway's that was once numbered 666 and was changed to avoid bad luck changed it to 661.

Ravens1991
04-25-2009, 12:15 AM
that is funny.

I just finished running on my treadmil and I figured I will stop at 600 calories burned, as I stoped it turns out I ran 20:12 and I ran for 3.366 miles. 2012 and 3+3=6 so 666. It was a funny coincidence lol.

But really regarding 2012 I have seen everything from asteroids, to the compass directions switching causing gigantic storms IDK what to believe anymore. Apparently Nostradamus claims end times will happen at 2012 as well but he wrote hundreds maybe thousands of vague predictions

TitleTown088
04-25-2009, 02:59 AM
Funny enough, the actual "mark of the beast" is 661. People changed it to make it more consistent. And apparently one of the many highway's that was once numbered 666 and was changed to avoid bad luck changed it to 661. I don't think that's correct. You may be able to read that places on the internet and such, but I've read and had it explained much differently to me by professors.

At the end of a string of repeating 6s there's usually a 7 due to 6 being rounded up?

It's actually pretty difficult to explain and I'm no scholar on the matter, I'll try to explain it from a purely historical standpoint. In early Christian theology there is no concept of true "evil" contrary to what may heard or and taught elsewhere today. There is only a perversion of good, or what is not "right and true". 7 is supposed to represent the logos ( truth, J-man, ect) and anything different from this is considered a perversion. The number 6 is supposed to represent something contrary to 7, a perversion of good. aka, the anti-Christ, which would be the opposite of the logos.

Its some very interesting but complicated stuff to study.

Paranoidmoonduck
04-25-2009, 03:28 AM
I don't think that's correct. You may be able to read that places on the internet and such, but I've read and had it explained much differently to me by professors.

You're right, it's actually 616. I misremembered.

the decider13
04-25-2009, 08:59 AM
"Mexico Shuts Schools Amid Deadly Flu Outbreak"
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/world/americas/25mexico.html?em


Pandemic gaining steam!

shiz...I don't want that. I picked manbearpig, I don't wanna die by pandemic.

trkaline
04-25-2009, 09:09 AM
shiz...I don't want that. I picked manbearpig, I don't wanna die by pandemic.

Damn those Peruvian Flute Bands...

CJSchneider
04-25-2009, 09:40 AM
You're right, it's actually 616. I misremembered.

Revelation 13:16-18

16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,

17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

LizardState
04-25-2009, 10:21 AM
Nanobots dude...nanobots

That's the Gray Goo theory, these teeny-tiny nearly microscopic nanobots develop the ability to replicate themselves & the chain reaction kicks off, so the world's surface is covered with them in like 8 days, looks like a spreading gray goo from the satellites. Hey, the History Channel is never wrong!

Just posting in this apocalyptic dread thread as I look at today's headlines in the San Jose Mercury News : OUTBREAK IN MEXICO --Deadly Flu Triggers Vigilance in Valley, then the disclaimer: SO FAR, NO CASES OF NEW SWINE FLU HAVE BEEN FOUND IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Pandemic fear sells newspapers!

Ravens1991
04-25-2009, 11:43 AM
ya on the news they said 8 people in America have it but they all were fine

Paranoidmoonduck
04-25-2009, 01:38 PM
Revelation 13:16-18

16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,

17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

The early Church father Irenaeus knew several occurrences of the 616-variant but regarded them as a scribal error and affirmed that the number 666 stood "in all the most approved and ancient copies" and is attested by "those men who saw John face to face".[12]

In May 2005, it was reported that scholars at Oxford University using advanced imaging techniques[13] had been able to read previously illegible portions of the earliest known record of the Book of Revelation(a 1,700 year old papyrus), from the Oxyrhynchus site, Papyrus 115 or P115, dating one century after Irenaeus. The fragment gives the Number of the Beast as 616 (chi, iota, stigma), rather than the majority text 666 (chi, xi, stigma).[1] The other early witness Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (C) has it written in full: hexakosiai deka hex (lit. six hundred sixteen).[14]

Significantly, P115 aligns with Codex Alexandrinus (A) and Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (C) which are generally regarded as providing the best testimony to Revelation. Thus, P115 has superior testimony to that of P47 which aligns with Codex Sinaiticus and together form the second-best witness to the Book of Revelation. This has led some scholars to conclude that 616 is the original number of the beast.[15][16]

Dr. Paul Lewes in his book, A Key to Christian Origins (1932) wrote:
"The figure 616 is given in one of the two best manuscripts, C (Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus, Paris), by the Latin version of Tyconius (DCXVI, ed. Souter in the Journal of Theology, SE, April 1913), and by an ancient Armenian version (ed. Conybaere, 1907). Irenaeus knew about it [the 616 reading], but did not adopt it (Haer. v.30,3), Jerome adopted it (De Monogramm., ed. Dom G Morin in the Rev. Benedictine, 1903). It is probably original. The number 666 has been substituted for 616 either by analogy with 888, the [Greek] number of Jesus (Deissmann), or because it is a triangular number, the sum of the first 36 numbers (1+2+3+4+5+6...+36 = 666)".[17]

Professor David C. Parker, Professor of New Testament Textual Criticism and Paleography at the University of Birmingham, thinks that 616, although less memorable than 666, is the original.[18] Dr. Ellen Aitken said: “Scholars have argued for a long time over this, and it now seems that 616 was the original number of the beast. It's probably about 100 years before any other version."[19]

I'm just going by the age of the translations. 666 was more elegant and so it's understandable that people would change it.

nobodyinparticular
04-25-2009, 02:03 PM
I think it will be a massive solar flare from the sun that will engulf the earth.

Or if you want to read Revelation literally, the Earth will pass through a massive asteroid storm which will kill 1/3 of the population of earth. These asteroids, burning up in the atmosphere will either cause chemicals or pathogens to be released into the atmosphere which will kill another 1/3 of the world's population.

Then in a fight for survival and remaining, uncontaminated resources, the peoples of the earth will draw lines in an epic World War III in which every country (except for Switzerland of course) will be involved.

Sound about right?

Paul
04-25-2009, 02:05 PM
I think it will be a massive solar flare from the sun that will engulf the earth.

Or if you want to read Revelation literally, the Earth will pass through a massive asteroid storm which will kill 1/3 of the population of earth. These asteroids, burning up in the atmosphere will either cause chemicals or pathogens to be released into the atmosphere which will kill another 1/3 of the world's population.

Then in a fight for survival and remaining, uncontaminated resources, the peoples of the earth will draw lines in an epic World War III in which every country (except for Switzerland of course) will be involved.

Sound about right?

Sounds like fun.

CJSchneider
04-25-2009, 03:21 PM
I'm just going by the age of the translations. 666 was more elegant and so it's understandable that people would change it.

That's great, except for that whole "the Bible being the infallible word of God" and all.

Mr. Hero
04-25-2009, 03:29 PM
just cause it's infallible doesn't mean there aren't some mistakes...

CJSchneider
04-25-2009, 03:48 PM
just cause it's infallible doesn't mean there aren't some mistakes...

infallible
Adjective
1. incapable of error

Mr. Hero
04-25-2009, 03:52 PM
infallible
Adjective
1. incapable of error

you and your damn book learnings...

Paranoidmoonduck
04-25-2009, 05:11 PM
That's great, except for that whole "the Bible being the infallible word of God" and all.

I can't tell if you're kidding.