The World Won’t End in 2012

by Ken

No, I do not think the world will end in 2012.

This won't happen. Hopefully, anyway.

Soon, we will be in the year 2012, and I expect that madness is going to run high. There’s going to be talks about December 21 and the Mayan calendar and earthquakes and asteroids whacking the Earth and stuff. But I think it’s not going to be the end of the world as we know it quite yet.

Why?

       The Mayan Long Count Calendar Didn’t Say the World Will End in 2012

    The Mayan Calendar didn’t say the world will end in 2012. The Mayan Long Count calendar simply ends in 2012, but like any other calendar, there’s a new calendar to go after it. I mean, the world doesn’t end just because your calendar ended. And, Google Calendar doesn’t end in 2012, and I trust Google 🙂 .

If that doesn’t really satisfy you, here’s more information: the Mayans didn’t predict their civilization’s own end, and they disappeared long, long before 2012.

 Asteroids aren’t really coming…

Another popular reason about why we’ll all die in 2012 is that asteroids are going to hit the Earth. However, there isn’t an asteroid that’s certainly going to hit Earth in 2012 that’s detected by the big number of satellites and monitoring systems, and it’s usually tens of millions of years until a life-destroying asteroid comes.

The asteroid that IS seen is due to be coming near Earth in 2029 (that’s 17 years from 2012), and even so the chances of hitting Earth is only about 1 in 250,000.

All the Other Space Stuff Aren’t True

There’s no Planet X or Planet Nebiru thingy, the black hole in the middle o the Milky Waywon’t really affect us, we’re not going to collide into the Andromeda Galaxy until 4.5 billion years from now, there aren’t any stars near enough that’s going to explode and kill us all, the planets lining isn’t going to affect us, the high number of sunspots isn’t the highest ever recorded, etc…

NASA Says So

From the NASA Website:

 Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.

We Passed Lots of Doomsdays Already

There’s been lots of “The End of the World As We Know It” things and we’ve always passed them with no harm. In 1000 A.D, nothing happened. In 1792, nothing happened. On October 22, 1844, nothing happened. On 1914, nothing happened. On March 10, 1982, nothing happened. On January 1, 2000 (the famous Y2K), nothing happened. On May 21, 2011, nothing also happened.

HOWEVER, THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN:

Although I don’t think the world will end in 2012, I’m pretty sure that more frequent and dangerous natural disasters and stuff will come. After all, we can’t forget global warming, and there’s all this nuclear reactors that can leak.

What do you think?

Ken

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