December 21, 2012 - "Why the World Didn't End Yesterday"

December 21, 2012 -

We are now less than a week apart from December 21, 2012, the most notable date in modern history. NASA is so sure the world won't come to an end on December. 21, 2012, that they already released a video for the day after.

According to  Dr. John Carlson, director of the Center for Archaeoastronomy, the whole thing was a misconception from the very beginning - the Maya calendar did not end on December 21, 2012, and there were no Maya prophecies foretelling the end of the world on that date. None of the thousands of ruins, tablets, and standing stones that archeologists have examined foretell an end of the world.

"If we could time warp a Maya to the present day, they would say that Dec. 21, 2012, is a very important date.  Many Maya believed that their gods who created the world 5125 years ago would return.  One of them in particular, an enigmatic deity named Bolon Yokte' K'uh, would conduct old rites of passage, to set space and time in order, and to regenerate the cosmos."  The world would be refreshed, not destroyed. - Dr. John Carlson



And, considering other popular end of the world fears like destroying comets or rogue planets or even killing solar flares, leading NASA scientists said there is no threat for now. Don Yeomans, head of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program, stated that no known asteroids or comets are on a collision course with Earth. NASA astrobiologist David Morrison said if there were anything out there like a planet headed for Earth it would already be brightest objects in the sky and everybody on Earth could see it. The sun has been flaring for billions of years - long before the Maya even existed and it has never once destroyed the world. Lika Guhathakurta, head of NASA's Living with a Star Program, says the sun is not a threat, either. Right now the sun is approaching the maximum of its 11-year activity cycle, but this is the wimpiest solar cycle of the past 50 years.

Hope that they are right, and that there will be someone to watch the video the day after!


Jaroslav Kukla 7 years ago

The Maya never told us of the "End of the world"on Dec21-23.2012... But the T-shaped stela of Tortuguero(Torterous War)tells us that Bolon Yokte Ku will descent afterwards...The rest is unreadable and damaged.Bolon Yokte Ku is Maya female Creator,Black Hole as 9 ringed/starred Jar/Pot of Creator-Potter-Djoser.Pot/Jar is symbol of Aquarius and his Age coming...The Great Sphinx has Aquarian head and Leo's body,West/East...Currently,our Sun is getting aligned with the Black hole. It will perfectly overlap on dec.2019...Note the Maya Ball Game...The Dresden Codex,last page shows us how will look like the SKIES AT THE END,and it fits the alignments of Dec.2019...Please,read,The END TIMES and 2019-from David Montaigne.I completely agree with what he had discovered,comparing it to my personal discoveries...

ophu 8 years ago

It is now December 22 somewhere in the world. We are still here.

JPW-Jim 8 years ago

Breaking the Markov Chain in design and interpretion requires one to remove all the corrupt data, filtering expressions in ITT (imaginative thinking technique's) to balance truths in discovery journeys. The beauthy of the Sun is that it works, not, that it is bright. The saddest day for me will be when Poets "end" their writing, and leave my spirit in a un-refreshed cycle...for poets, artisans are indeed the expressions of a world ever refreshing itself as we are all in a transitory probability. Happy 2013 to one and all watchers.

Joe 8 years ago

NASA is right when they say that the world has not been destroyed since creation. What they forgot to say is,that many civilizations and living beings,man and beast and their culture have been destroyed by possibly the Sun and other earth or Cosmos related catastrophes. However Mankind is now advanced to the Point that he is able to destroy Earth to look like (maybe his former home) Mars.

ophu 8 years ago

A misconception propagated by people who saw a profit to make from it, with books and bomb shelters to sell you. :) Where there's a sucker, there's a profit.

Karen (@ophu) 8 years ago

Well, as the old saying goes...IT takes one to know one.

Paul 8 years ago

This video doesn't really tell me anything I did not already know, although I did not expect the world to end anyway, but rather the beginning of a new age as they somewhat described.

Sarah (@Paul) 8 years ago

I expect many people to panic the day before and for it to be a bit like black friday in USA. So I do not plan to go out the day before Dec 21st or day after unless I have to work but I just know its going to be like a full moon and nutty people thinking they can do whatever they want because they assume the world is ending. I read about the religious cults in China freeking out about the end of the world already.

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