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Mayan Temple Irreparably Damaged by Doomsday Partiers

  1. Dec 27, 2012 #1


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    This is outrageous.

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  3. Dec 27, 2012 #2


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    That's terrible. Damn idiots...
  4. Dec 28, 2012 #3
    For some reason, I don't care. I am not really interested in the past.
  5. Dec 28, 2012 #4


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    Blasphemer! Awaken Osiris!
  6. Dec 28, 2012 #5
    It happened in the present to buildings that exist right now. And I could argue that the destruction of anything was a destruction of the past.
  7. Dec 28, 2012 #6


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    Heh. Too bad, you'll be stuck in the refresher course :smile:

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana
  8. Dec 28, 2012 #7
    Without the past, there wouldn't be a present. :)
  9. Dec 28, 2012 #8


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    You got five quotes in a row for this statement, it must be controversial.
  10. Dec 28, 2012 #9


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    so? :confused: it's not exactly the end of the world, is it? :wink:

    (in the beginning was the word o:))
  11. Dec 28, 2012 #10
    Elementary. Jose Arguelas (he came up with the 2012 thing) confused the end of the world with the destruction of the temple. Could happen to anybody. So his prediction was dead on.

    Having seen a few ancient temples, often they are dirt enclosed by brick. If the brick is damaged the thing can avalanche and cost too much to repair.
  12. Dec 28, 2012 #11
    Morons. Kill 'em all, I say.
  13. Dec 29, 2012 #12
    It's always fun to gauge how controversial a post can be by looking at the number of people who took the time to reply to some guy on the internet. Relevant XKCD: http://xkcd.com/386/
  14. Jan 3, 2013 #13
    Its sad. Just because I am not a doomsday believer, I don't have the privilege to damage a Mayan temple.
  15. Jan 8, 2013 #14


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    Word! :biggrin:

    I know my reply's late, but why let that stand in the way of a nice riposte?
  16. Jan 8, 2013 #15


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    Priceless Egyptian artefacts including mummies were damaged in the Cairo museum during riots as well. Always sad to see people so disrespectful of ancient heritage, especially wen it's from something stupid like a party.
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    2017 Award

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  19. May 14, 2013 #18
    What!?!?! I've always wanted to see them, too.
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