2012 apocalypse

The 2012 apocalypse is the belief that civilization as we know it will come to an end in 2012. This bizarre idea was inspired by the Mayan calendar,[1] which completes a cycle on the day corresponding to our Gregorian calendar date of December 21st 2012 CE. Some authors try to tie this all in with Christian, Jewish and Muslim end times beliefs. But it is not going to happen so we don’t have to worry about it.

Emotional breakdown and even suicide among people who take all this seriously is feared. [2]

The belief that this is a prediction of the world ending is something akin to believing the world is going to end on December 31st 1999 because the year 2000 starts with a 2 instead of a 1. An even more apt description is that it is the equivalent of believing the world will end on December 31 because you have to throw away this year’s calendar, and go out and buy a new one for next year.

A number of pop culture books and websites have tried to give this idea some scientific support,[3] but as per normal with pseudoscience, only the evidence that fits the belief is cited.

Keep Reading: 2012 apocalypse – RationalWiki.

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