Monday, July 07, 2008

Is the end of the world near?

A lot of people talk about the end of the world and some worry about it, others don't. Mostly it depends on your religion, when/how/why the end of the world will come. A post on AOL says that some think the apocalypse will take place in 2012, actually on December 21, 2012.

Ancient Mayan societies, known for their advanced mathematics and astronomy, followed a "long count" calendar that lasted 5,126 years. When their charts are translated to the Gregorian calendar, the international standard used today, time runs out on Dec. 21, 2012.

Believers say there are other links besides just the Mayan calendar that portend catastrophe. The sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years on the same day, which marks the winter solstice. Some say that will disrupt the energy flow to Earth, or that the high rate of sunspots or sun flares that NASA has predicted for 2012 could affect Earth magnetic fields.


What do I think you may wonder? Well I don't believe the above story, but I do think global warming is a reality and that is a big factor in the survival of Earth. I am somewhat scared about the future and the future my children may live in (I don't have any children yet).

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