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Old 05-08-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Doomsday prediction is nothing new for science.
But never before has it been so widespread and cult-like.

Just listen to what these climate alarmists are saying is going to happen to Earth in the coming decades.

All in the name of "science."

Who needs religion for doomsday predictions?
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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We've still got ten years left of frolicking and mayhem, so it ain't too bad. Maybe we can laugh the asteroid off its trajectory.
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:25 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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We've still got ten years left of frolicking and mayhem, so it ain't too bad. Maybe we can laugh the asteroid off its trajectory.
It's either 10 years or 10,000 years. I forget.

What's a few thousand between friends?
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Doomsday prediction is nothing new for science.
But this is not "science" -- it's just the "musings" of a sensationalist rag, aimed at the impressionable.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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The link in the original post comes from a silly site - not NASA - so it's accuracy and relevance ought to be checked first before getting too far carried off.

No one ever seems to check sources of information anymore. They just blindly take up whatever torch they find, and run off with it.

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Old 05-10-2019, 02:49 PM
 
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The link in the original post comes from a silly site - not NASA - so it's accuracy and relevance ought to be checked first before getting too far carried off.

No one ever seems to check sources of information anymore. They just blindly take up whatever torch they find, and run off with it.
Apparently you didn't bother to read the link. The link in the original post didn't say anything sensationalistic and wasn't predicting the end of the world. And its source was Newsweek.

The point of the article,
Despite being a decade away, this future close encounter is causing quite a stir within the asteroid research community. So much so that it is the focus of a session Tuesday at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland, during which scientists will discuss everything from potential observation strategies to hypothetical missions that could explore the object itself.

God of Chaos Asteroid Apophis is Headed for Earth
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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Keep in mind, we probably are not hearing EVERYTHING!


When its THIS kind of news/information, its a safe bet, there is a lot of details they are withholding from the public.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 °N, 🌄°W
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Just listen to what these climate alarmists are saying is going to happen to Earth in the coming decades.
Alarmists? Take a good look around at the climate damage that's occurring due to human activity.

Start searching on how global warming is affecting the following:
  • Norfolk Navy Base
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Tangier Island
  • Denver kids with asthma
  • Air pollution killing 200,000 prematurely each year
  • Atmosphere, Oceans and Biosphere
  • Mega fires 5,000 square miles yesteryear vs. 500 thousand square miles today
  • How we have changed our relationship with fire and how this change has transitioned to the Atmosphere, Ocean and Biosphere
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All in the name of "science."
So you're an anti-science mentality? What are you doing in the science forum?

An asteroid slamming into earth and annihilating the human species would be great for this earth.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Alarmists? Take a good look around at the climate damage that's occurring due to human activity.

Start searching on how global warming is affecting the following:
  • Norfolk Navy Base
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Tangier Island
  • Denver kids with asthma
  • Air pollution killing 200,000 prematurely each year
  • Atmosphere, Oceans and Biosphere
  • Mega fires 5,000 square miles yesteryear vs. 500 thousand square miles today
  • How we have changed our relationship with fire and how this change has transitioned to the Atmosphere, Ocean and Biosphere
So you're an anti-science mentality? What are you doing in the science forum?

An asteroid slamming into earth and annihilating the human species would be great for this earth.
Anthropomorphizing the Earth is poetic fallacy at best. It is not science. Glass houses and all that.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:48 AM
 
Location: East Midlands, UK
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It's nowhere near big enough to destroy the esrth or wipe out the human race (unfortunately). It could destroy a city and and cause regional devastation though. If it lands in the sea, expect a massive tsunami
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