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NASA scientist flooded with doomsday questions

Original post made on Dec 20, 2012

On his Web page, "Ask an Astrobiologist," local NASA scientist David Morrison has received more than 5,000 questions about the supposed end of the world tomorrow.

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Posted by come on
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Dec 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

If the world really was going to end tomorrow, do you think a government employee would really tell the truth? Think of the panic that would cause. He's just buying time to let the top secret rocket with all the world's leaders (or all the world's billionaires) get away safely. This story has been told in the movies over and over again.


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Posted by Rebecca
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2012 at 5:56 am

i believe this scientist David Morrison cause if it was true the only person in the universe god well known and tell us no one else its just some people believes the Mayan calendar.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Some people seem to think the government is a hive mind. They are far too incompetant to ever keep the apocalypse a secret.


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Posted by bru
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

bru is a registered user.

> They are far too incompetant to ever keep the apocalypse a secret.

Perhaps, but something was damn good at keeping the Kennedy assassination a secret.


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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 23, 2012 at 8:37 am

Here's the reality of this stupid Mayan myth meme. The Mayan king in AD 696 visited allies after having lost a key battle, and, in trying to reassure them of his durability, associated his reign with the extreme length of the Mayan calendar. In saying that the world would end on 12/21/12, he was really just saying that his current reign was no more likely to end than was the world at the end of the Mayan calendar cycle.

There you have it; that's the first time I've gotten to the bottom of it, and I hope everyone spreads the truth so that all those inclined to worry, worry not.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

With immense wisdom, great fortitude, and the bravery known to few, Chris comes out and declares to have gotten to the bottom of the Mayan Apocalypse"

-No need to worry about the world ending on 12/21, in fact "worry not"

-says Chris, on 12/23.

the 23rd?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Okay. Go out on a limb there, big fella.