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Do you believe that the world will end on December 21st 2012?

Asked by Myuzikalsoul (590points) June 6th, 2009

Many people believe that the Mayan calander predicts the end of the world. How many people believe this? Here is a link to an explanation via the History channel:
Please tell me what you think!!

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FLUTH3R's avatar

Umm. Does a bear shit in the woods?

DarkScribe's avatar

I wonder how many people will blow their bank accounts and credit cards in the week or so before?

gailcalled's avatar

Please roll your eyes to the right and see some of the dozen sibling questions asked, over and over, on this subject————-> O-0.

Myuzikalsoul's avatar

lol. @gailcalled I just noticed that after I posted. I’m getting the hang of this fluther thing. Sorry to be redundant.

mehmetaydin3's avatar

i guess we will see when time comes..

jrpowell's avatar

The world won’t. But these damn questions will.

Skippy's avatar

I’ve already got a great party planned for Dec 23, 2012. I hope this event won’t interfear with MY PARTY! :)

I believe that many will exhaust thier bank accounts, run credit up to the max etc.

It will become another night like it was dec 31, 1999 turning to 2000. SOOO many people were in fear the banking market would crash, they withdrew all funds.

It is something to watch for as time gets closer.

lisaj89's avatar

I think since we made it through the y2k mania and 6/6/06, we’ll be just fine. People who believe this mess drive me crazy. We don’t know when or even if the world will end, so why worry about it.

Myuzikalsoul's avatar

@lisaj89 @Skippy @johnpowell I understand that there is always a lot of hype about the world coming to an end at any event, whether it be y2k, 6/6/06, 9/11, or what have you. But this particular prediction is unique in that it has been recorded by an ancient civilization for thousands of years, AND it is scientifically proven to be the date that represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun). This is an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. This alignment only takes place once every 26k years! And it’s in our lifetime! It’s very interesting, and is more fact than it is hype. You should check it out.

ragingloli's avatar

The world already ended on Dec 31. 1999!

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

No. Just in case though, I’m making up for lost time with some dastardly deeds ;p

Jeruba's avatar

Nope. Those are just numbers. The Mayan calendar is just a thing people made. People don’t really have much knowledge of the world as it is, never mind of its future, and their rocks, boxes, devices, and computations have no influence whatsoever on its fate.

jrpowell's avatar

@Myuzikalsoul :: I watch The History Channel. I know all about it. And the world and its critters made it through whatever happened 26K years ago.

Dog's avatar

Does anyone really believe this will happen? Seriously we need to start our own rumor like this and see if it takes off!

ml3269's avatar

“The world” will not “end” even though if our species would die… the planet has 4 billion years left to exist… if we will not survive, surely there will be othe intelligent lifeforms on this planet not even recognizing we have existed… It is such a short-thinking to believe we were the last and only to concern about life and the planet…

ml3269's avatar

and… like Robert Smith wrote for The Cure: “It does not matter if we all die”

gailcalled's avatar

Could we at least wait until the 31st so I could have my birthday party?

cyn's avatar

WTF and then I win the lottery….

Bluefreedom's avatar

I believe the Mayan calendar is incorrect. Come to think of it, all calendars probably have anomalies so we should probably just disregard December 2012 altogether. At least until January 1st, 2013 when we’re all hung over from our New Year’s celebrations and laughing at what never had a chance of occurring on December 21st, 2012.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I cant wait until december 21 2012. Ya wanna know why?
Thats when i get to stop hearing all this bullshit about the end of the world.

ragingloli's avatar

no you will not. the crazy people will just switch to another date.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@ragingloli fair enough, but at least ill get to hear a different story :P

mattbrowne's avatar

It’s unfortunate that too many people believe in this scientifically unfounded prediction. The world was supposed to end on January 1, 2000 as well and it didn’t happen. We should be worried about real dangers of the future in particular climate change. We need sustainable development not discussions about hocus-pocus.

Aster's avatar

No, I don’t think it will End. But you’d better have $50 on hand for a loaf of bread if you can find one.
I know a newly retired professor and scientist who lives, no kidding, in Tasmania. He has learned how to make bread from scratch. No; that’s not a new kind of flour. Let’s emulate him.
He was voted Most Likely to Succeed in HS. I met him in third grade.

stupidcomedycenter's avatar

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

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.

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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