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Will The World End In 2012 _ Debunking The Theories
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Will The World End In 2012 _ Debunking The Theories

Many know the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21st 2012, but is it safe to say we can make plans for the 22nd? Here is what I have found to debunk why I believe it is safe to say yes…

Lets first look at when leap year began. Why? Because the Mayan calendar did not take this into consideration as they had no idea it would be invented. Then we will discuss how this changes there theory of the end of the world, which really is not what the end of their calendar meant anyway…

Julius Caesar was behind the origin of leap year in 45 BC. It was the early Romans that had a 355 day calendar. To add to this, in 1752 the system was again modified so that century years (1900, 2000 etc.) are only leap years if they are evenly divisible by 400. This is the Gregorian calendar and is still in use today.

Because Julius Caesar added these days to our years for the past thousands of years, this would in turn make it actually around June or July 2013 right now according to Mayan calendar predications and guess what, where still here!

More so the Mayan calendar does not actually end on the 21st of Dec. 21st 2012 it simply are the first of an end in the cycle and the marking of the beginning of a new one. NASA has their own theories too on why this cannot simply be the end as we know it. One scenario involves solar storms as being the end to the world.

This is most commonly known as the scenario that will end the world but is highly unlikely and here is why… Many believe that the sun will produce a storm, or solar flare too powerful for the earth to withstand and we have even seen signs of this just last week with one of the largest solar flares in over 6 years, however…

Not many people are aware that solar flares happen and have happened on a regular basis in a cycle of about every 11 years. The ones that took place last week were simply some of the largest we have recorded in the past century but does not mean they are in fact the largest the earth has ever seen before until now.

Modern day technology has made it possible in the last 50 years to record things that have never been able to be recorded and people are freaking out about things when they really shouldn’t be.

This is one of those times when we have been able to record something significant that’s a normal happening. Researchers are saying that the next “solar maximum” we can expect is to actually take place in May 2013 and the ones last week are not nearly as big as the ones coming that we can expect.

Planetary alignments are another end of the world theories. Some people believe that the earth will align with the other planets at the end of this year causing tidal effects that could in turn be catastrophic. NASA has confirmed that even if this theory was accurate that only the sun and moon could cause effects on the tide and that planets aligning would not have this effect.

What about the magnetic poles shifting that others believe will shift the earth’s axis? Well this has been debunked as well as scientists have said that the moons orbit is what stabilizes it, so unless we are to first lose the moon this theory is a shot in the dark too.

In my opinion, I think it is safe to make plans for this years Dec. 22nd. Whats your poinion on this matter I would love to hear them.


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