Well, it’s 1:50 a.m., EST on 12.21.12 and NOTHING has happened yet.
Just a little rain. I TOLD YOU SO!!!!
ORIGINAL POST FROM MAY 2, 2012:
Was reading an article just now, that claims a full 15% of the world’s population believes the world will end in their lifetime. Fittingly, this was filed under “Weird News” 😉
A few excerpts:
“Whether they think it will come to an end through the hands of God, or a natural disaster or a political event, whatever the reason, one in seven thinks the end of the world is coming,” said Keren Gottfried, research manager at Ipsos Global Public Affairs which conducted the poll for Reuters.
About one in 10 people globally also said they were experiencing fear or anxiety about the impending end of the world in 2012. The greatest numbers were in Russia and Poland, the fewest in Great Britain.
Gottfried also said that people with lower education or household income levels, as well as those under 35 years old, were more likely to believe in an apocalypse during their lifetime or in 2012, or have anxiety over the prospect.
This would explain my scepticism as I’m old and fairly well-educated. 🙂 In my opinion, this “end of the world” hysteria is NO different from the Y2K scare. Anybody remember that? Yes, all hell was supposed to break loose, when the calendar changed from 1999 to 2000. Do you recall what happened?
It seems, there will always be somebody, somewhere who wants to create fear within the masses.
Other alarmists cite the shifting of the Earth’s north and south poles as the catalyst. Weather certainly has seemed to be more extreme in recent years and there is some scientific basis for this, (as the producers of the movie 2012 will tell you 😉 ), however, what the fear mongers are spouting is beyond that, by far.
“HowStuffWorks” has it covered:
So what does this all have to do with 2012? Alarmist Web sites have falsely connected magnetic reversal with a reversal in the rotation of the Earth. Conspiracy theorists also claim that a magnetic reversal is scheduled for 2012 (in most cases, on Dec. 21), and that when it does occur, catastrophic disaster will strike the planet as it starts to spin in the opposite direction.
My best advice is to relax, enjoy your life,
don’t look for conspiracies and hidden meanings everywhere and above all,
“DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR OR READ!”
I’m sure it’s all just a misunderstanding! 😀
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2013!! 😀