Is Dooms Day down to alignment of the planets?

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Is Dooms Day down to alignment of the planets?
« on: 21/06/2008 19:38:50 »
Dr. Raj Jeganathan asked the Naked Scientists:

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My Question is about the Dooms day or the day when the world ends. December 21st 2012  is predicted as this disastrous day by Mayan Calendar, Chinese I-ching and several other prophets.

Astronomically, I heard that this is the day it seems the earth will be aligned with the centre of the galaxy where mass will be maximum and hence maximum gravity. They also predict on this fateful day earth is likely to switch its magnetic poles.

Do you have any thought on this or is this is an another hoax flying around The previous dooms day was  12,950 BC. The earth is still there !!

What do you think?

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Is Dooms Day down to alignment of the planets?
« Reply #1 on: 21/06/2008 22:56:02 »
There is no reason to believe that any alignments will cause asny significant changes but there is always the continuing risk that something significantly large will hit the earth and we seem a bit overdue for an event like this if you really want something to worry about.  however there is absolutely no reason to believe that such an event is more likely on the day that you suggest.
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« Reply #2 on: 22/06/2008 03:48:33 »
The Mayan Calendar ends, so what. It starts again, like our year, we don't assume that the world will end on new years day.

How on earth would the earths mass or gravity be increased if it were in the centre of the galaxy?

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« Reply #3 on: 22/06/2008 16:50:56 »
If I was given 1 for every loony who has climbed to the top  of a mountain one day because they expected that day was going to be the end of the world, I would v. rich.
It will only be from an, as yet,  totally unexpected source that the Earth will be seriously damaged.
BTW, how is a single point supposed to 'line up' with another  single point? Two points always lie on a line.

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« Reply #4 on: 23/06/2008 17:58:44 »
Dooms day

∞ ∞ 1950/60/70/80/90/200/2012 ∞ ∞ ≈∞

Man what nonsense is this?

Alan
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« Reply #5 on: 24/06/2008 14:40:00 »
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