Is doomsday treating you well? Now that the much hyped end of the Mayan Calendar, Dec. 21, 2012, is here, it appears that things are the same as they were on Dec. 20, 2012, and the days before then.
As of Friday morning, the world has failed to implode on itself, but experts say there’s a convenient and logical reason for that---the Maya never predicted a 2012 apocalypse to begin with, according to a Fox News report.
Apparently, doomsday theorists have been prepping for a fiery comet hitting the earth, ice storms destroying our power grids and other heinous catastrophes in vain.
Anthological archeologist Sonja Schwake says there was never evidence that the Maya culture predicted the end of the world on 12/21/12 . In fact, there are Mayan texts that refer to time periods beyond 2012.
She believes the doomsday hysteria grew out of misconstruing the Mayan’s “Long Count” calendar that runs out on the 21 st.
While doomsday preppers spread frightening rhetoric of Planet X crashing through the solar system, zombies rising and earth’s poles shifting, many Mayans interpret today as the end of one cycle and the beginning of another.
NASA was flooded with hundreds of calls over the last few days, and has created a separate webpage, www.nasa.gov/2012 , to help quell the misinformation floating around.
“"They are afraid. They are scared…They believe what they read on the Internet. Even though most respectable news organizations are saying it's not going to happen, they don't want to believe it," NASA spokesman J.D. Harrington told the Houston Chronicle.
On Dec. 20, NASA also released a video dated Dec. 22 titled, “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday.”
After all, the 800,000 Mayans living in Mexico still seem to be doing the same thing the rest of us are: living their lives.
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