On December 31, the Gregorian calendar did something frightening. He spent the years 2011 to 2012. What we experience as the year came to an end? Earthquakes? Globally? A planetary collision? Stranger gravitational effects caused by an alignment with the galactic plane? Is the impact of a comet? 'Lighting' Earth?
As much as I wish it were true finally, it is likely that the New Year celebrations only involve a lot of alcohol and fireworks. It is the beginning of a new year for our calendar. Nothing more, nothing less.
But is the beginning of a year highly touted. Instead of being the year of the U.S. presidential election and the London Olympics, 2012 has been hijacked by a small group of strangers who seem bent on insisting that by the end of the year, come up with some kind of doomsday scenario.
According to them, on or about December 21, 2012, the world will end.
If you have not been living under a rock since 2009, you must have noticed an increase of nonsense about the "end of the world, 2012" the year 2009 was a bad movie apocalyptic solar neutrinos including murderers and 10.9 degree earthquake ... It was also the year that the Judgment became fashionable. In the run up to the premiere of "2012", a viral marketing campaign for Sony Pictures caused so much confusion, that there were those who panicked.
The result was that millions of people, who normally would import them a damn about "predictions" doomsday made by ancient civilizations, suddenly began to fear them. "2012" ended up being a great success lucrative for director Roland Emmerich, though to sell tickets; the film had to betray science.
The science fiction movies are just that, fiction. Therefore, one cannot be too critical of the line of any science fiction story, but harshly criticized the marketing campaign for the film.
Through the combination of a website (the fictional "Institute of Human Continuity"), media, marketing and a massive advertising campaign on television billionaire, the Maya civilization began to be associated with doomsday prophecies.
The Mayans lived in Central America (in the geographic locations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras) between 250 and 900 AD It happens that archaeologists discovered that one of his (many) calendar-schedule "Long Count "- completed its thirteenth baton 21, 22 or 23 December 2012.
This is nothing more than a numerical coincidence, and also that the end of their calendar was probably a spiritual event; there is no evidence to suggest that the Maya believed that the end of their calendar "long count" would mark the end of world.
Unfortunately, the facts do not matter to doomsday proponents trying to sell their books. In his strange little world full of disasters, all they need is unleashing fear in the minds of a very small percentage of the population and can promote their ideas on the weird and wonderful ways in which the world will end in 2012.
The best thing is that the story is so ambiguous that can relate the "predictions" Maya with other ancient texts (most of the time the "I Ching" Chinese and Sumerian cuneiform) and conclude that the civilizations that lived hundreds or thousands of years had some divine knowledge of disasters that would occur in 2012.
From the moment of his birth Cosmo News in 2009, we have received countless emails from people genuinely concerned about the end of the world. Often cited a "expert doomsday" pseudoscientific books and passages. Clearly, the 'fear factor' works. If these prophets won or not much money with their books open to debate, but undoubtedly sell many copies.
In some websites like Cosmo News and other science news publishing, the "business of 2012" is easy to disprove. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that a doomsday scenario will occur in 2012. No one has ever predicted the future, and that will not change this time.
Yes, in 2012 there will be as usual disasters, wars and riots, but nothing that has been predicted by a mad profit of 2012 or by an ancient civilization.
In fact, for many of our readers, 2012 has become a boring topic and ridiculous. Many wonder why some still try to refute the apocalyptic theories of 2012 if it is as "throw more fuel on the fire." The answer is that, unfortunately, there are many people who believe in all the myths around 2012 and think that this is the last year of their lives.
For those who believe in the stupid apocalyptic theories of 2012, the end of the world is inevitable. Others are using this 'deadline' to justify their beliefs in astrology, conspiracy or other crazy ideas...
But when the world ends? Does the planet an 'expiration date'? The answer is yes, when the Sun becomes a red giant sweep with Mercury, Venus and Earth. However, this will not happen for another 5,000 million years, nothing we have to worry.
Anyway ... Some think the end of the world is just around the corner and others and have become addicted to the ideas of disasters. However, Cosmo News continues denying the major myths about the world's end in 2012.