NASA releases Mayan apocalypse video 10 days early
The attempt to refute the end of days theories isn't the first from Nasa.
They have posted several messages on their blog, explaining why they believe the world won't end, writing: "The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."
And in answer to the question 'Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?' they reply: "Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar."
According to some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar the 21st of December will signal the end of a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count - and will bring about the apocalypse.
There have been scattered reports of panic buying of candles and essentials in China and Russia. There has also been a reported hike in the sales of survival shelters in America.
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( via independent.co.uk )
Skydog wrote December 15, 2012 4:09:03 AM CET
good point Patty Jar,makes no sense at all,anybody could start a calender,and when it rolls round to zero...I guess its to do with our facination with numbers,i play bingo sometimes,its always the story of one number or another.Nothing will happen on the 21st and if it does sue me.Bless these muppets swallowing any old crap.I promise you faithfully with my hand on heart,nothing,nothing at all will happen.
Patty Jar wrote December 15, 2012 12:32:12 AM CET
And why the obsession for the Aztec calendar