2012 Predictions

Many people have their own predictions about what will happen in 2012. Some believe it will be the end of the world, while others believe there will be a big event that will only change the world as we know it. People who first heard of 2012 will often think that a large, cataclysmic event will take place, leaving the entire globe in ruins. Many of these 2012 predictions can be up to interpretation, and can depend on your beliefs.

Many of these predictions and beliefs are based on a variety of things. Some believe the end of the world was foretold in religious scriptures, while others subscribe to scientific phenomenon to cause the apocalypse. Common perception, or a combination of spiritual and scientific beliefs, may also be overblown out of proportions by mass media outlets in order to cause a stir. Either way, you can never be too careful, especially in this day and age.

The Mayan Calendar

One of the most common 2012 predictions comes from the Mayan Calendar. In this rendition of the end of the world, the end of the Mayan calendar states that the apocalypse will come as a result of the end of their calendar. This calendar speaks of the b’ak’tun, or the time period that the Mayan peoples used before the coming of the Europeans.

While this particular calendar was said to have been invented by the Olmec, it is more commonly associated with the Mayan people. The b’ak’tun consists of 144,000 days, or 394 tropical years. Today, we are on the 13th cycle of the b’ak’tun, and it is set to end on December 12, 2012, according to a translation of the b’ak’tun system into GMT.

The end of a b’ak’tun has a very strong tradition with the Mayan people. Their 2012 prediction states that at the end of one of these cycles, a new world will come into being. According to the Popol Vuh, a community book of the Mayan people, we are living in a 4th world, which was created after the gods failed to create three other worlds. The end of this b’ak’tun means, according to popular interpretation, that it will be the end of our 4th world.

However, it is not clear if the end of the Mayan calendar will, in fact, be the end of the world. The Mayan people kept records of their lives and times in a more historical manner instead of adding prophetic meanings into it. While there is still a 2012 prediction of the end of the world if one were to correlate the Mayan calendar with our GMT timeline, it is still not entirely clear if the end of the Mayan calendar will culminate in a large, cataclysmic event.

2012 Doomsday Predictions

Many new age believers and radical thinkers believe that much more severe, cataclysmic events will occur when 2012 comes along Levitra. Some believe that it will be the end of human civilization through large natural disasters, cosmic catastrophes like asteroids hitting the earth, and even alien invasions. Finding a believable 2012 prediction may depend on your beliefs.

One of the most popular 2012 predictions is the galactic alignment theory. In this 2012 prediction, a combined gravitational phenomenon between the Sun and a large black hole will cause a cataclysmic event. This popular doomsday prediction was debunked recently, as the nearest black hole would need to be 6 million times closer to the Earth than it presently is for it to cause even a minor galactic disturbance.

Another natural disaster people often associate with a 2012 doomsday prediction is geomagnetic reversal. It is often mistaken to as a pole shift by both believers and non-believers. This phenomenon occurs during a large solar flare, and is said to release the energy equal to 100 billion atomic bombs. However, experts have pointed out that geomagnetic reversals take up to 7,000 years to complete, and do not start at any time in particular.

The 2012 predictions don’t end there; a collision with an asteroid or planet is also a theory many believe will happen. One foreign body that is predicted to hit the earth in 2012 is Nibiru, or as it is more commonly referred to as, Planet X. It was discovered in 1995 and, after missing earth on the last predicted date, has been discounted as a doomsday device since then.

Religious proponents widely believe any cataclysmic event that will occur in 2012 will be the result of divine retribution. The Second Coming of Christ is a belief that occurs in both Christian and Islamic creeds, and often goes hand-in-hand with a large apocalyptic event. The Second Coming is often predicted by many religious proponents, including dubious claims by televangelists. Again, this particular 2012 prediction should be taken with a grain of salt.

Another popular 2012 prediction is an alien invasion. Tin foil-hat basement-dwelling conspiracy theorists from many parts of the globe often believe that this will be the cause of the rapture that is said to come in 2012. This just goes to show that anything is believed to happen when December 12, 2012 comes along.

There are many predictions for 2012 across a wide variety of scientific, astronomic, religious and even outright insane beliefs. With all of these conspiracy theories abound, many of these 2012 predictions will probably not even occur when the time comes, as many of the last predicted dates have come to pass just fine.

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