Friday 21st December 2012. The day the Mayans predicted the end of the world as we know it. In actual fact, their calendar cycle actually ends on that date and a new one starts afterward. However, I thought it would be really fun to post about the current theories that are swilling around in internet la-la land!
Another idea tied to 2012 involves a geomagnetic reversal (often incorrectly referred to as a pole shift by proponents), possibly triggered by a massive solar flare, that would release an energy equal to 100 billion atomic bombs. This belief is supposedly supported by observations that the Earth’s magnetic field is weakening, which could precede a reversal of the North and South magnetic poles, and the arrival of the next solar maximum, which is expected sometime around 2012.
The likelihood of this happening on Friday is very UNlikely – most probably will happen in the next billion squillion years.
Some believers in doomsday in 2012 claim that a planet called Planet X, or Nibiru, will collide with or pass by Earth in that year. This idea, which has appeared in various forms since 1995, initially predicted Doomsday in May 2003, but proponents later abandoned that date after it passed without incident. The idea originated from claims of channeling of alien beings and has been widely ridiculed. Astronomers have calculated that such an object so close to Earth would be visible to anyone looking up at the night sky.
Now don’t get me wrong, I believe our world as we know it will end one day. I don’t however, believe that it will be this coming Friday. For a start I’d be pissed; I didn’t spend all that money on Christmas presents only for the world to end and Sophie’s first Christmas go to waste. Secondly, I have my mother in law round on Saturday – and I would never be so lucky to get out of that!
Nostradamus and countless other ‘psychics’ have predicted so many different dates as the end of the world. The problem with all these so called predictions…is that it’s bullshit. Yes I know my darling reader, you are looking at this thinking that I will look like a right lemon if the world ends. Well, no I won’t if it does because no one will be around to point and laugh. I can safely say it is bullshit because the world is a planet that has a lifespan. Its lifespan does not end just because some dude with a beard and a great mind of a con artist tells the world that it will end.
The thing is, there are people out there who believe it! And I don’t mean those who thing ‘hang on a moment…this could happen’ but bonafide doomsday preppers! They think, and excuse me for laughing here, that when the shit hits the fan that water and guns will save them. People are panic buying bomb shelters. Why? If the world will explode fat lot of good that would do you – and when the world doesn’t end, you’re hardly going to get a refund on a bomb shelter are you?
Anyway. Those who are prepping with lots of canned food and water and guns and all manner of ‘survival’ items, they will have a really well stocked larder for the coming winter.
I will go on and enjoy my Christmas. When I grow up and Sophie grows up, I will show her the film 2012 and tell her I survived it! 😀