posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 09:01 PM
I don't believe the world is going to end anymore than I believed it would end with the Y2K scare but that being said, are there any real facts based
in hard science that points to Anything happening on this date?
I came across this bit of interesting stuff from LunarScience lunarscience.nasa.gov...
Mayan Calendar: The Maya calendar, which is made up different cycles of day counts, does not end this year. Rather, one cycle of 144,000 days
(394 years) ends and the next cycle begins.
Mayan Prophecy: The ancient Maya did not predict the end of the world or any disaster in December 2012. Such doomsday predictions are a modern
Planet Nibiru: Nibiru is probably the minor name of a god found in ancient Mesopotamian writing. There is no planet named Nibiru, and the fictional
books by economist Zecharia Sitchin about a civilization on this planet are a hoax.
Rogue Planet Headed for Earth: For the past decade there have been reports of a rogue object (Planet X, or Nibiru, or Hercubolus, or even Comet
Elenin) that will collide with Earth in December 2012. These claims are not true. If such a threatening world existed, it would be one of the
brightest objects in the sky, and astronomers would have been tracking it for years. If it existed, its gravity would be distorting the orbits of
planets, especially Mars and Earth. Astronomers know that it does not exist.
Planet Alignments: There is no alignment of planets in Dec 2012. There is an approximate lining up of the Earth and Sun and the center of our Galaxy
in late December, but this happens every year. In any case, planet alignments have no effect on the Earth.
Pole Shift: There is nothing strange this year about either the magnetic poles or the rotational poles of the Earth. The magnetic polarity changes
every million years or so, but that is not happening now, and it probably takes thousands of years when it does happen. A sudden change in the
rotational axis has never happened and is not possible. If there were any change in the Earth’s rotation, it would be instantly apparent by failure
of our GPS systems.
Increasing Disasters: Our planet is behaving normally in 2012, although we see more and more news stories about natural disasters. There has been no
increase in earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. There has been an increase in extreme weather, including both droughts and floods, which are partly
attributable to global warming, but this has nothing to do with a 2012 doomsday.
Solar Outbursts: The Sun’s ongoing 11-year activity cycle is expected to peak in 2013, not 2012. Solar outbursts (flares and CMEs) can damage
orbiting satellites but will not hurt us on the surface. The strength of the 2013 solar maximum is predicted to be lower than average, not higher.
Bunker Conspiracy: Accusations of a massive government cover-up are nonsense. No government could hide an incoming planet or silence hundreds of
thousands of scientists. Rumors that huge bunkers have been built in the U.S. or elsewhere to shelter the elite are lies. Apparently a few people are
building private shelters, but their fear of 2012 is misplaced and they are wasting their money.
Scaring Children: The group most vulnerable to doomsday claims is children. Teachers report that many of their students are frightened and some are
even considering suicide. This is the most tragic consequence of the 2012 hoax.
The End of the World: The idea of the sudden end of the world by any cause is absurd. The Earth has been here for more than 4 billion years, and it
will be several more billion years before the gradual brightening of the Sun makes our planet unlivable. Meanwhile there is no known astronomical or
geological threat that could destroy the Earth.
Cosmophobia: Many young people write to me that they are scared of astronomy. When they read about some new discovery, the first thing they think is
that it might hurt them, even if it is happening in a distant galaxy. There is no reason for such fears, which I call cosmophobia (fear of the
universe). This rash of concern seems to be the result of too many conspiracy theories and sensational stories featured on the Internet and
irresponsible news outlets. Astronomical objects are so distant that they cannot threaten the Earth. Please don’t be afraid of the Sun or the
planets or comets or asteroids. The universe is not your enemy.
They give links to these websites: 2012hoax.org... aer.aas.org...
Now contrast that with the so called 2012 fact websites which read like a bunch of nut jobbers : 2012facts.net...
( you cant say your all about facts then fill your content with speculations and wild predictions based on
some new age belief system)
I am a bit saddened that nothing at all will happen. No planetary alignment even for the sake of neato science's sake.
Of course you may say this Is the official company line by the powers that be so there is no panic. If you have a credible source that has facts and
doesn't come across as nutjobbers, I'd like to hear about it. I'd like to believe there is something more to this somehow, but I'm just not seeing
edit on 20-12-2012 by JohnPhoenix because: sp