Friday, October 16, 2009

2012... A Hollywood Hoax?

Remember the 2012 movie we talked about a few weeks ago? Well Joel Achenbach, of the Washington Post, has suggested that December 21st, 2012 is all just one big hoax.

Some quotes from his piece:
"The world is coming to an end.
In, like, 4 or 5 billion years. The sun will get old and cranky and eventually immolate the entire planet.
The world, however, is not coming to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, contrary to the viral Internet rumor propounded by pseudo-scientists, hoaxers, Hollywood movie promoters and assorted void-between-the-ears people who wouldn't recognize a scientific fact if it tried to abduct them."

Excuse me Mr. Achenbach, but I am not a pseudo scientist, a hoaxer, and I certainly do not work for Hollywood (yet). And trust me, I know science when I see it. I am certainly not void between the ears. If you'd like, I can go dig up my 1600 SAT scores and you can meet my beautiful wife. (Tinfoil hatters don't usually score perfect 10s). Perhaps you just need to open your eyes a little bit wider and accept that some things are outside the realm of your understanding.

"As with all pseudo-science, the real science provides a platform from which the human imagination soars to great heights of irrationality."
And as with any Style story at the Washington Post the paper soars to new heights of uselessness.

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