If one types “end of the world” on a browser’s search panel, 3.6 billion websites and links come up. No words of exaggeration can be said about the hyped up speculations on whether doomsday is coming on December 21, 2012.
3,000 year-old Sumerian texts were translated to say that Nibiru, a planet from another solar system, crossed our solar system thousands of years ago, and it resulted to a celestial catastrophe. It was all recorded on the walls of Egypt and age-old tablets. Egyptologists published books about Sumerian culture for the curious public and it has quite a following. Then some nitwit decided to announce through the internet that the planet Nibiru is coming.
Meanwhile, in South America sometime 250 to 900 AD, the Mayan ancients were a skilful civilization that mapped the stars as their way of predicting weather changes. The mapping led to keeping a calendar for records’ sakes and for future planning. Experts say that the calendar stopped on December 21, 2012 and that was interpreted as the end of the world as we know it.
Unfortunately, doomsday analysts related the two ancients as omens to world destruction. According to NASA, which is the most reliable earth expert in the world, there’s not an inkling of truth that the world is coming to an end anytime soon, particularly on December 21 of this year.
Some reports say that an alignment of the planets will happen on or after December 21 and this will cause a total blackout around the world. NASA refuted the rumors, explaining that planet alignment do not lead to any blacking out caused by the sun or any planet. Such alignments have already happened in 1962, 1982 and 2000 but no major effects happened to the Earth.
NASA scientists also discredited claims about the following possible apocalyptic events like the Earth being hit by a meteor or a collision with a celestial being called Nibiru. NASA scientists explain that high tech equipment would have detected any heavenly object closing in to collide with Earth. And about the extreme polar shift that could happen in hours, it’s not possible as geological movements are so slow and magnetic reversals does not harm life on earth.
NASA reiterated that the supposed cataclysmic end is a hoax that may have been started as a joke but ignited a whole lot of fear from the masses. On a positive note, if you typed in “world will not end” on the search panel, there are 6.7 billion websites and links to read. It looks like there are twice as much people who believe that the world will go on beyond 2012 as doomsday preppers.
Article publié pour la première fois le 20/12/2012