Or simply an overreaction amongst the lesser informed of the actual events of that date.
The fact is that the 21st of December 2012 is the last day in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, most commonly known as the Mayan calender and is being taken out of context as the predicted last day of the Earth by ancient Mayan elders. Although as with all calenders a new one begins. It just so happens that their calender lasts 5,125 years...
Alot of the hype behind this date links mainly to the superstitions and linking of coincidences by the
eschatologists of different beliefs and religions.The NASA website describes the phenomenon best stating that, 'The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 -- hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.'
The lack of information for people has lead to many people looking at movies like '2012' and 'The Day After Tomorrow' and being frightened. Just speaking to my mother on the phone last week, I scared her with my apocalypse talks to the point she said 'I don't want to live through that'!
Many scientists assure us that planet Earth has been fine for the last 4 billion years and there are no threats to worry about. Planetary alignments pose no notable problems and there are none to come in the next few decades anyways. As well as this, the claims related to 'Nibiru' have been shunned as internet hoaxes and those of a polar shift have been classed as impossible.
However, alot of people believe what they want and expect they're own ideas of events. Personally, I think it will perhaps mark a new age, like the Ice age for example. More than likely involving alot of water though. I'm just taking my thoughts from current events the past year or two have dealt us. There has been numerous tsunami's and many floods causing terrible devastation, gotta be more than a coincidence eh?
Whatever happens this time next month, I'm sure we are all safe and there is nothing too major to worry about - if anything at all.
I hope you can all swim though! haha
To read more from believers click here and more rationalizations from NASA here.
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