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December 14, 2019, 3:00 am UTC    
January 08, 2012 02:17AM
I started this thread back in 2006, anticipating then that 2012 would become a big deal. Now the year has actually arrived, so it may be worthwhile to have a look back at how press on the issue has evolved (or not). Below is a list of the online articles for which I've been interviewed on the 2012 mania. I can't guarantee that all of the links are still active, but it still makes for an interesting retrospective.

As for losing hope, I haven't yet lost mine. I actually hope that the "transformation of consciousness" in 2012 includes a greater sensitivity to media hype, ignorance, and gullibility with respect to pseudoarchaeology, pseudoscience, and other failures of good critical thinking and basic knowledge of how science actually works. If I repeat the message often enough, maybe people will eventually grasp it. We'll see...

The Final Days, by Benjamin Anastas (New York Times Magazine, July 1, 2007)
[www.nytimes.com]

Five Years: 2012 and The End of the World As We Know It, by Tom King (Lawrence.com, December 10, 2007)
[www.lawrence.com]

Podcast #004: The 2012 Meme - An Interview with Prof. John W. Hoopes, with Jan Irvin (GnosticMedia, November 10, 2008)
[gnosticmedia.podomatic.com]

Mayan Calendar Spurs End-of-the-World Debate, with Barbara Bradley Hagerty (NPR, July 29, 2009)
[www.npr.org]

The World is Ending Again: This Time in 2012, with Thomas Shepherd (Unity FM, October 2, 2009)
[www.unity.fm]

2012 & McGonigle canyon, with Rick Roberts (760 KFMB Talk Radio, October 13, 2009)
[www.760kfmb.com]

Is the end nigh? Maya prophecy gains a following, by Joanne Kimberlin (Virginian-Pilot, October 18, 2009)
[hamptonroads.com]

End Times Entrepreneurialism: Hollywood taps into the ‘2012’ prediction for big box-office profits, by Tom King (Lawrence Journal-World, November 17, 2009)
[www2.ljworld.com]

My, Oh Mayan. 2012 May Indeed Be the End of the The World As We Know It, by Corey Pein (Santa Fe Reporter, November 18, 2009)
[www.sfreporter.com]

Apocalypse 2012, by Banks Productions (first airs on December 2, 2010)
[banksproductions.com]

The Annotated Apocalypse: Anthropologists Tackle 2012, by Maggie Koerth-Baker (Boing Boing, August 13, 2011)
[boingboing.net]

KU Maya scholar uses 11/11/11 predictions to teach critical thinking (KU News, Nov. 3, 2011)
[www.news.ku.edu]

11/11/11: Are you one with this week's fateful date?, by Michael Mathes (AFP, Nov. 6, 2011)
[www.google.com]

11/11/11: How Friday Is Tied to the Mayan Apocalypse, by Stephanie Pappas (LiveScience, Nov. 10, 2011)
[www.livescience.com]

Today is 11-11-11, and the world did not end, by John Garfield (University Daily Kansan, Nov. 10, 2011)
[www.kansan.com]

The world not likely to end this Friday, by Breanna McCarthy (University Daily Kansan, Nov. 10, 2011) [www.kansan.com]

2012 doomsayers step into high gear, by Helen Gray (Kansas City Star, Dec. 9, 2011)
[www.kansascity.com]

[The following title is in Bulgarian, hence the odd characters]
Този скъп, скъп апокалипсис: Как се появи митологията за 2012 г. и кой печели от нея, by Zornitsa Soilova (КАПИТАЛ, Dec. 23, 2011)
[www.capital.bg]

Looking ahead in 2012: The world ends - Mayan style, by Jason Nark (Philadelphia Daily News, Dec. 30, 2011)
[articles.philly.com]

The last thing I will post about apocalypse in 2012, by Maggie Koerth-Baker (Boing Boing, Jan. 2, 2012)
[boingboing.net]

Will December 21, 2012 Really be the End of the World as We Know It?, by Bill Lucey (The Morning Delivery, Jan. 4, 2012)
[www.wplucey.com]

2012: The Myth of the Mayan Calendar, with Sylvia María Gross (KCUR, January 7, 2012)
[www.kcur.org]
Subject Author Posted

Are you losing hope?

John Hoopes July 03, 2006 10:02AM

Hope springs eternal ....

Katherine Reece July 03, 2006 10:48AM

Re: Hope springs eternal ....

Warwick L Nixon July 03, 2006 10:55AM

Re: Are you losing hope?

bernard July 03, 2006 10:57AM

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Warwick L Nixon July 03, 2006 11:09AM

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Chris Catignani July 03, 2006 11:16AM

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Warwick L Nixon July 03, 2006 11:22AM

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Chris Catignani July 03, 2006 11:35AM

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Warwick L Nixon July 03, 2006 11:41AM

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John Hoopes July 05, 2006 11:24AM

Re: Are you losing hope?

Warwick L Nixon July 05, 2006 11:28AM

Choose a Doomsday, Any Doomsday

Paul H. July 03, 2006 11:40AM

over and over

Warwick L Nixon July 03, 2006 11:47AM

Re: Are you losing hope?

Rick Baudé July 03, 2006 12:29PM

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bernard July 03, 2006 01:17PM

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Rick Baudé July 03, 2006 02:09PM

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Marduk July 04, 2006 02:14AM

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Warwick L Nixon July 04, 2006 09:03AM

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Roxana Cooper July 04, 2006 10:05AM

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Rick Baudé July 04, 2006 12:45PM

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Warwick L Nixon July 04, 2006 12:48PM

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Marduk July 04, 2006 01:04PM

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Warwick L Nixon July 04, 2006 01:09PM

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Marduk July 04, 2006 01:42PM

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Warwick L Nixon July 04, 2006 01:46PM

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Marduk July 04, 2006 01:51PM

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Warwick L Nixon July 04, 2006 01:56PM

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Marduk July 04, 2006 02:16PM

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Warwick L Nixon July 04, 2006 02:58PM

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Roxana Cooper July 03, 2006 12:33PM

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Jammer July 03, 2006 02:20PM

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Marduk July 04, 2006 02:19AM

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Warwick L Nixon July 04, 2006 09:37AM

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palaeopeasant July 04, 2006 04:45PM

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Warwick L Nixon July 05, 2006 09:38AM

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palaeopeasant July 05, 2006 11:21PM

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Warwick L Nixon July 06, 2006 09:32AM

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John Hoopes January 08, 2012 01:53AM

Re: Are you losing hope?

John Hoopes January 08, 2012 02:17AM

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John Hoopes January 08, 2012 11:00PM

Are you losing hope?

Jammer January 13, 2012 12:55PM

Re: Are you losing hope?

Rick Baudé January 13, 2012 02:40PM

Are you losing hope?

Jammer January 16, 2012 10:57AM



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