It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Jordan_The_Maori
reply to post by Awolscout
Couldn't have put it better myself. Worrying about the whole end of the world theories would also produce negative emotions and most likely dramatically decrease a person's motivation to contribute to society, attend work or school because, like you said, they'll be thinking, "it doesn't matter cause the world is gonna end".
Originally posted by Terapin
No reason to worry. the 2012 thing is all a lot of hype based on nonsense. The Mayan calendar does not even end in 2012. it simply turns the page.
The Mayan long count calendar, which is the one people refer to when talking about the prophecy nonsense, goes into Ba'ka'tun (or Baktun)13 in that year, but there are Myan inscriptions talking about Baktun 20 so clearly it does not end there. Each Baktun is 144,000 days so we still have many many years to come according to the Mayan long count calendar. Nowhere do the Mayans claim that there will be any sort of destruction in 2012.
The whole concept behind the doom and gloom of 2012 is based on misrepresentation of the facts, and sheer hooey. People claim that we are going to pass through the Galactic plane, which is incorrect as we did that millions of years ago and wont pass through again it for several more million years. We are above the galactic plane at the moment and moving farther up each year.
Some people just want to believe in doom and gloom so badly that they will latch on to all sorts of nonsense. It tells you a lot more about the individual than anything else. I plan on having a party to celebrate the "end of the world" in 2012.
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
2012 is actually th end of a cosmic cycle where our solarsystem goes back through the edge of the Milky Way, and will make a large 28,000 curve or arc above and back into the galaxy...kinda like a warped, wavy vinyl record.