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Is the world really going to end in 2012?

Asked by Comedian (1107 points ) July 27th, 2008

Ok so my friend Danner (who is really smart) told me that the Mayan calendar says that the world will end in 2012. do you believe that is true?

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eambos's avatar

Not another… Syz, that list should be immensely longer.

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

Check the millions of other questions…

dangdang's avatar

“For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle,” says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. in Crystal River, Florida. To render December 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is “a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in.” (Quoted in USA Today, Wednesday, March 28, 2007, p. 11D.) Wikipedia (Maya Calendar)

eambos's avatar

Let’s all have an end of the world party, just like with the Y2K virus!!!!

arnbev959's avatar

there are going to be so many crazy parties that night all over the place. it’ll be awesome.

syz's avatar

….now I’ve got that Prince song stuck in my head…...

Randy's avatar

@pete- Probably a lot of people doing a lot of things they wouldn’t “normally” do as well.

@syz- Me too, dammit…

btko's avatar

Just the Age will change.

fabulous's avatar

So if Danner (who is really smart) told you to jump off a cliff and garenteed you that you would not die would you do it because (he is really smart )

Mulot's avatar

+1 tabulous !

Your friend must be really a smart guy !

Comedian's avatar

@Fabulous: That was TOTALLY uncalled for.

I was told that some people in 2012 are going to open something and that will involunteerily (that is probably spelt wrong) like open a black hole. He didn’t tell me that, my science teacher did. and also my mom told me about this.

Sorry, but right after I posted this, I realized that I should have looked for other threads, because there would probably be stuff on it. I had a long day yesterday, so sorry about that. I’ll go look at the others.

fabulous's avatar

@Comedian
Really how many times have we been told the world was going to end look were still here why beleive it now. Also I was only referanceing to Danner because that is who you said told you there was no mention of your Mom or Science teacher.

Comedian's avatar

i’m sorry i will mention it next time. my apologies. and thank you all for the info!

keso2's avatar

Comedian.
Check out a book titled:
2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl

It’s a great book to read if you’re interested in this kind of stuff. I forget the authors name, but I’m sure they’ll have it at Border’s or Barnes & Noble.

keso2's avatar

It’s not all a bunch of bs. Something will happen in or around that time. The world might not end, but terrible things might happen. It will definately be an awakening.

Comedian's avatar

I’ll go check out that book. thank you

keso2's avatar

You’re welcome. It’s good to see someone take an interest in this type of thing. Too many people blow it off as a load of bs. It’s a very interesting topic.

Comedian's avatar

I know! It really is cool to learn bout this stuff

keso2's avatar

Also check out: Behild a Pale Horse. It’s a book by William Cooper. He used to work for Naval Intelligence, and sheds light on a lot of government secrets. He even has signed documents on surtain topics.

JackAdams's avatar

@Comedian: I think I have the information on that book you mentioned, courtesy of the Library of Congress website:

2012 : the return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck

LC Control No.: 2005055545
LCCN Permalink: http://lccn.loc.gov/2005055545

Personal Name: Pinchbeck, Daniel
Main Title: 2012 : the return of Quetzalcoatl / Daniel Pinchbeck.
Published/Created: New York : Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, c2006.
Description: 408 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN: 1585424838

Comedian's avatar

Thank you so much!

JackAdams's avatar

Pay me in 2013.

Comedian's avatar

if we live till then

JackAdams's avatar

The Peanuts character of Charlie Brown has been often quoted as saying, “Don’t worry about the world ending tomorrow, because it already IS tomorrow, in Australia.”

No, I didn’t make that up; he really said that to someone…

Comedian's avatar

I heard that somewhere also lol. Not on Charlie Brown. So if the world does end, then how would it happen. If it is tomorrow in australia….then how can it end?

JackAdams's avatar

There are a few hours when it is the same day in OZ, as it is in CA, so that’s when it will probably happen. But, I know how to prevent it from ever happening, if anyone is interested…

JackAdams's avatar

Take a look at this

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

Only if Palin is elected POTUS.

World's avatar

No, there is no scientifical facts to back this.

This is propaganda. Doomsayers and such.

in 1999 and before, people said the world was gonna end in 2000.

In 2006 and before, people thought that the world was gonna end because it was the ‘fixed’ 2000 years after Jesus was born.

When hitler started world war II, people thought the world was ending.

When world war I started, people thought the world was gonna end.

It hasn’t, and it wont

OneMoreMinute's avatar

It’s just the expiration date on Earths batteries that need to be replaced.
They get replaced every 5+ thousand years or so.
We’ll all be running on fresh new batteries.
It’s a good thing!
That’s why the poles are melting….so the batteries go in!

bobcats67's avatar

just because their calender changes doesn’t mean the end of the world.
our calender ends every year… we just make a new one.
only god knows when the world will end

stupidcomedycenter's avatar

The world is not going to end in 2012. Here are some predictions and the true facts behind them.

Nibiru
2012 myth: A planet called ‘Nibiru’ will collide with the earth in December 2012.

Fact: The planet Nibiru does not exist. It has never been seen by any astronomers. The claim was first made by an obscure sci-fi author and was latched onto by conspiracy theorists. They claim that the planet is ’‘invisible’’ but this is impossible. It would also be impossible for the government to conceal a new planet as it would be tracked by academics and amateur astronomers worldwide.

Mayan calendar
2010 myth: The world will end at the same time as the Mayan calendar in December 2012.

Fact: There have been thousands of calendars in use over the years. Calendars, whether contemporary or ancient, cannot predict the future of our planet or warn of things to happen on a specific date such as 2012. Digital clocks reset at 23.59 each night to 00.00 but the world continues. Calendars go from December 31 to January 1 each year but the world continues.

Earth’s rotation
2012 myth: An alignment of planets in our galaxy, the Milky Way, could revers the Earth’s rotational or disrupt the Earth’s gravitational field.

Fact: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. It has never happened and never will. It would be like a basketball that is spinning on somebody’s finger suddenly stopping and going the other way.

With regard to the Earth’s gravitational field, the magnetic polarity of Earth does take place around every 400,000 years but scientists don’t believe it will take place for another few millennia and there is no evidence it would do any harm.

Nostradamus
2012 myth: The end of the world in 2012 coincides with a prediction by sixteenth century seer Nostradamus.

Fact: There’s no evidence that Nostradamus has correctly predicted anything. His vague writings are based on imagery and metaphor and can be interpreted in many different ways.

2012 film
2012 myth: The film ‘2012’ is a warning sign or prediction that the world is due to end shortly.

Fact: The film uses a sophisticated PR campaign which incorporates elements of ‘viral’ marketing. The trailer for the film plays on conspiracy theorists’ fears that the truth is being somehow hidden by directing viewers to a ‘faux scientific’ website. Did the events in Jurassic park, Jumanji, or Men in Black ever happen? Quite simply, Hollywood bossed have used fears, rumours and scaremongering to make money at the box-office

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