Just want to say congratulations on your promotion.
I'm not convinced that BlueElectricMonkey got his point across well. I suspect that he was not proposing a theory of why something bad would happen in 2012, but rather proposing to explain why theories of something bad happening in 2012 are so popular and why people tend to remember bad things happening on certain dates and not others.
At any rate, I am certain his thread did not properly belong in CT as he did not seem to be claiming a CT of any sort. =) Perhaps it would have been more appropriate somewhere else within BAUT?
I'm very sorry that you closed my thread.
I'd be more happy to hear you closed it because it's not directly connected to Space and Astronomy, than because it's not scientific.
I wish you gave me the chance to answer those non-scientific accusations first.
One of the reasons I posts it here is because I want to make it more scientific, and I do appreciate all the comments I got here.
This is a more scientific description:
Let's think about this like this:
It is Pareidolia.
All over the world people try to find their number connections using pareidolia, some more, some less, some always, some never.
If humans associate destruction with numbers only using pareidolia, after a few thousand years, you can have two options:
1. If some numbers are indeed more connected to destruction for the mind, globally, they will appear in more cases of pareidolia concerning destruction. If those numbers are not connected to a specific language, they will appear in more cases of destruction-pareidolia in different cultures with different language.
2. If all numbers are equally subject to pareidolia as far as destruction goes,
people will find it hard to agree on any set of numbers.
Now, what does the process of pareidolia want to accomplish ?
It wants to give a symbolic meaning to a number.
Let's look at a peridoliac person from the outside.
He tells you "4's makes me love things, 4 is all about love for me, all the girls I loved had so much 4's in their names and lives" and so on.
He says: 4 symbolizes love. (and he can add: to me, to you, to everyone, to our people, to men, for now at least, and so on, while the common to all saying, is giving a symbolic meaning to a number, which is not a mathematical meaning).
All over the world, all cases of pareidolia, are trying to do that.
Now, if a 9/11 combo somehow means destruction for enough people.
(This could be very subtle, even if out of 100 cases, only 5 are a 9/11 combo, if it's the most common combo in the list, it's the one with the most accumulating affect, over thousands of years)
what will happen with a "natural" process of pareidolia ?
The symbol will be more accepted as a symbol of destruction.
Right now, the 9/11 concept is a symbol of destruction in the language, and in more than one calender.
From all possible pariedolia going on, that's the one that convinced most people to see some symbolic connection, consciously, between a 9/11 combo in the year, and with destruction.
Nobody forces you to fear the combo, or to look for it, or any other pareidolic activity, but it forces you to see what is the accepted meaning of the combo in language, if you wish to understand language like others.
How does this match the nowadays ?
Why is from all dates of destruction only the 9.11 is remembered with the date, and with the combo ? why is there so much pareidolia about it than ever before ? why can't we explain the 2012 obsessions saying that in this period of time, dates are more charming than ever which causes a specific stream of pareidolia, if we define "charm" mathematically ?
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