Anti intellectualism and the year 2012?

Anti intellectualism and the year 2012? Topic: Academic papers website
July 18, 2019 / By Jedida
Question: I have to write a paper on a topic dealing with anti intellectualism. I am having a hard time thinking of a topic and connecting it to the term, so i was thinking of things i found interesting and thought of how some people think the world is going to end in 2012. Is there any way this connects to anti intellectualism? if not do you have any other interesting ideas for topics? please help..it is much appreciated
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Faye Faye | 8 days ago
Personally, I think that's a brilliant topic! And yes, the 2012 myth is strongly connected to modern anti-intellectualism in the sense that in order to hold that belief (that the world will end in 2012 because it says so in a Mayan calendar), you have to *reject* a number of established intellectual arguments. Generally, adherents of the 2012 belief justify their position with broad statements such as "science doesn't know everything", "you can't prove it isn't true", "the academic world is simply a tool of the oppressive state" - you know, anti-intellectual things. 2012ers have to reject mainstream views, and often consider casual, unevidenced opinions as reported e.g. in popular books on the subject or websites espousing the myth to be as or more useful than academic studies.
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Faye Originally Answered: How do you feel about the year 2012?
There are four things in all this that are true. 1. The current round of the Mayan long count of days will end soon, mostly thought to be 21 or 23 December 2012. This has no predictive power, it is merely a count of days. 2. This question has been asked on Yahoo Answers at least 42,000 times and there are more than 100,000 answers saying that it is all a fake. 3. The 2012 movie is desctructo-porn aimed at the low tastes of adolescent boys and the sort of immature adults who collect comic books. It appears to be based on the predictions for 2003 from Nancy Lieder who is either deluded or a liar, probably both. 4. Self-described "Bible believing Christians" and the "Watchtower Society" have been predicting the end every few years since before 1840. These "prophecies" are usually based on numerology (which is a system of magic) and are accompanied by howls of how things are getting worse. But global measurements of war, crime, poverty etc show that things are actually getting better. Everything else is a lie including YouTube clips, Hysteria Channel "documentaries" and dozens of fraudulent websites selling books or other rubbish. Mayans predicted it - direct lie. Mayans knew anything about galaxies - direct lie. Planets line up, some galactic line up or other - direct lies. Nostradamus, Merlin, Mother Shipton - direct lies. Bible Codes by Michael Drosnin - Drosnin is a direct liar and that has been known since at least 1998. Planet X - direct lie, it failed to kill us in 2003 so the woman who invented it postponed it till 2012 to fit in with the Mayan calendar nonsense. Nibiru - direct lie, even the fraud who made it up says it won't be back till after 2085. Timewave Zero - complete nonsense. The inventor was a drug addled numerologist. Web bot and photon belt- direct lies. Revelation predicts it or Old Testament prophets predict it - direct lies. It all started with some relatively innocent new age drivel about the Mayan calendar supposedly ending and there would be some kind of shift of human consciousness. That was not scary enough to sell survival supplies, disaster shelters, guns, books, DVDs and nonsensical documentaries to unscrupulous TV transmitters. So it got turned into the end of the world for commercial purposes. Profit is the only motive, the source of the profits are gullible kids and adults who are - well you know. Nothing will happen, it is all fraud for money. See http://www.2012hoax.org
Faye Originally Answered: How do you feel about the year 2012?
I booked a spaceship which is carrying me on a far isolated planet in the vast expanse of universe which is situated past Andromeda galaxy.I am living three day before the doom day. I will be packing all kinds of seeds so that food will not be an issue in the entire journey.If you also want to accompany me or want to know about the kind of technology i am banking upon on my proposed space travel then give me a call.But remember it is not going to a free information.
Faye Originally Answered: How do you feel about the year 2012?
A Year After i graduate. if what everybody thinks is going to happen actually happens i'll have a few months to be 18 lol sucks for me huh?

Corrina Corrina
our lord Jesus know what happened for future,so don't worry about the end of world.because we do not know what happened after minutes.
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Corrina Originally Answered: Opinions please on the year 2012.?
Much has been written and said about the impending approach of the end of the world, as allegedly foreseen by the Maya and represented by the “end” of their calendar on December 21, 2012. Several other assertions, astronomical and otherwise, have been linked to this claim of a shutdown of the Maya calendar to promote a focus on this date. All these claims are completely without scientific merit. But they are getting a lot of media attention in advance of the worldwide release of the film "2012" on Friday, November 13, 2009 (of course, Friday the thirteenth). This page is provided as a resource to counter these claims. "Most of what's claimed for 2012 relies on wishful thinking, wild pseudoscientific folly, ignorance of astronomy, and a level of paranoia worthy of Night of the Living Dead." -Dr. E. C. Krupp Here are 5 popular assumptions that are false. 1. The Maya Calendar is “Ending” FALSE. The Maya calendar is not spooling up the thread of time. It is coming to the end of a particular cycle in an unending sequence of cycles. According to the rules of the Maya calendar system, a primary interval, Baktun 13, for all practical purposes ends on the winter solstice, 2012. Although pseudoscientific claims have linked this calendrical curiosity to a Maya prophecy of the end of time, there is no evidence for ancient Maya belief in the world's end in 2012 or even in any unusual significance to the cycle's completion. The Maya calendar relied on multiple cycles of time. In Maya tradition, these cycles of time run far into the future, and there are ancient Maya hieroglyphic inscriptions that project time into the future well beyond 21 December 2012. At the end of Baktun 13 (a period of 144,000 days or 394 years), a new baktun will begin. There is no Baktun-13 end of time. The notion of a Baktun-13 transformational end of time is modern. It originated in Mexico Mystique, a book published in 1975 by an American writer, Frank Waters, who made computational errors. 2. We Are Emerging from a Galactic “Beam” FALSE. In 1987, the notion of the Maya forecast of the end times was linked to a "beam" from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The writer who introduced this galactic element also promoted it through 1987's Harmonic Convergence. According to him, we emerge from the beam on winter solstice, 2012 because that's when the Maya calendar "ends." In reality, there is no galactic beam either observed or predicted). There is no astronomical or observational fact here, just assertion. 3. The Sun’s Pathway Through the Milky Way Is Somehow Related. FALSE. Others have also noted the gradual precessional shift of the Sun's position at winter solstice across the Milky Way. They have claimed the winter solstice Sun will coincide with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in 2012. In fact, the winter solstice Sun does not get closer than 3 degrees to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. This is equal to six full moons, a very large discrepancy, even for the unaided eye. And the winter solstice Sun is actually closer to the center of Galaxy 200 years after 2012. Even a superficial glance at a typical celestial atlas verifies the current configuration. This is not true. The winter solstice Sun never coincides with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. There is no "galactic alignment" on winter solstice, 2012. There is no meaningful midpoint across the Milky Way. A midpoint for the winter solstice sun's precessional passage across the Milky Way cannot be defined to a century, let alone a single day (and certainly not to 21 December 2012). 4. A Planetary Alignment Will Destroy the Earth. FALSE. Some have claimed an alignment of planets occurs on winter solstice, 2012, and will cause a catastrophic reversal of the earth's magnetic field. There is no such planetary alignment on winter solstice, 2012, and even if all the planets did align in this fashion, it would not cause such a reversal of the Earth's magnetic field. There have been numerous planetary alignments and they have had no effect on the Earth. 5. The Mysterious Planet Niburu Is Headed Our Way. FALSE. Conspiracy fatalists are convinced that the imaginary planet Niburu is out there and headed our way. According to this bizarre scenario, NASA, the astronomical community, and presumably everyone else “in the know” (except, of course, the ancient Maya calendar keepers) allegedly have observed the approach of the planet, placed an embargo on this knowledge, and are deliberately misleading the public. Proponents of this view imagine that all of the Earth’s hundreds of thousands of private and public telescopes are linked together in one giant, coordinated effort to mislead the public regarding the existence of this upcoming disaster, though it is not clear why they would do so if the world was going to end anyway. Of course, there is no Niburu on a collision course with Earth for winter solstice, 2012, or for any other date. There is absolutely no evidence of the exis
Corrina Originally Answered: Opinions please on the year 2012.?
Scientists know that the earth’s magnetic poles are reversing. The reversal will be completed on 12/21/2012. Pole reversals have occurred before on earth without much fanfare. This time it’s different. That’s because the poles of the sun are also reversing at the same rate and will be completed on the very same date at the very same minute – 11:11 GMT. Some scientists believe nothing will happen. Others are convinced the results will be catastrophic. What’s interesting is that their predictions mirror the judgements outlined in Revelation 6. As bad as it may get, it won’t be the end. Daniel’s 70th week, which is the last seven years of earth’s existence, immediately precedes the second coming of Jesus. But if the predicted catastrophes are those prophesied in Revelation 6, it could very well be the beginning of the end. Watch the news. There are other events which must take place before the end comes. Damascus Syria, the oldest continually populated city on the world will be wiped off the face of the earth. A nuclear missle launched by Israel is the most likely scenario. And Russia, together with a host of Asian and African Muslim nations, will invade Israel. They will be utterly defeated, not by the Israeli Army, but by God’s army. The devastation will be so swift and so extensive, there will be no doubt that it’s the hand of God. The key to this invasion is Turkey. The bible says Turkey will be one of the invading nations. But right now Turkey is ruled by a secular military regime that is friendly with Israel. When you read about the Muslim majority overthrowing the military rule, the end will not be far off.

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