Saturday, December 8, 2012
Will the World End on December 21, 2012?
WHAT IS YOUR TAKE on the Doomsday Prediction on 12/21/12? Will the world end?
There are several videos and articles in the Internet that this coming Dec 21,2012 (only about two weeks from today), will be the end of the world. These predictions were based on Nostradamus, the Mayan Calendar and also in the Bible, according to the many Believers. If this comes true, that day I will be 78 years old and one day. My 78th birthday will be this coming December 20.
I will have no regrets if indeed this prediction will come true. I have lived a happy and productive life. However, I personally do not believe this will happen. An article from the NASA web site confirms my assertion. The article emphasize that the world will not end on December 21, 2012 at 11:11AM.
The origin of this prediction 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 Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.
In addition there will be no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. One major alignment occurred in 1962, for example, and two others happened during 1982 and 2000. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.
Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.
The rumors indicating that the earth will be hit by a meteor in 2012 has also no scientific basis according to the NASA website. There will no giant solar storms predicted by the end of this year also.
FINALLY, NASA asserts in their website that there are no credible evidence that all the catastrophic events predicted in books, movies, documentaries all over the Internet have any basis of occurring and the end of the world will not occur on December 21, 2012.
So my dear readers, be at Peace and Do not worry. If it is your time to die, accept it with dignity and grace. May you have a Happy Christmas and A Safe and Prosperous New Year. ( Hopefully the Fiscal Cliff will have been averted by January 1, 2013).
Here's a movie for your entertain and a work of fiction on the End of the World!