Thursday, May 27, 2010

The End of the World - 2012

So we all lived through the millennium with the panic of the Y2K, but thanks to the Mayan Calendar the year 2012 is said to be the end of the world as we know it. To be precise, December 21, 2012 was the last day of the Mayan Calendar.

Apparently, there are many different events that will or are suppose to take place on this Doomsday. One is that the Great Polar Shift will occur. This is meant to make the Earth's Poles to do a 120 degree flip causing the North Pole to point South and the South Pole to point North. The second event is the very rare alignment of the Earth and Venus, Venus Transit. The third is that the Mayan Calendar that has been proven to be very accurate. Lastly, a dwarf planet, Planet X or Nibiru or Eris, that is threatening to collide with the Earth.

According to NASA this is just another Y2k scare. The Mayans initially predicted a world ending catastrophe to occur in May 2003, but when nothing of the sort happened, they moved the Doomsday date to December 2012. NASA claims that a rotation reversal of the Earth is impossible, and while a magnetic reversal can take place, it is very unlikely to happen in the next few 1000 years. NASA stated, "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."

So will we live to see the sun rise on December 23, 2012?? NASA seems to lean towards a yes, unless of course it is raining.


  1. I LOVE anything Doomsday! I realize that sounds quite morbid, but hear me out! I saw a special on the Discovery channel that included some of the theories you listed.. And it's so fascinating! I heard about the magnetic poles switching and the Venus Transit but not the last one.. I personally don't believe in them, but I think it's so interesting what people come up and the scientific reasoning behind their ideas.. Also, I had a laugh at your closing line.. I think you deserve full entertainment points just for that line, bahaha! :)

  2. I can remember the same thing when "2000" was approaching. The hype that the world would end then caused hysteria amongst many. The Mayan calendar was remarkable, since they used the sun. However, I don't believe in any of this. I don't believe our creator set a "time" to go...