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Do you buy any of this 2012 doomsday prophecy stuff? It's fascinating, but is there anything to it?

Below is a quote from Wikipedia on the subject of 2012 prophecy. Do you believe any of this stuff might actually happen?
2012 geophysical and cosmological speculations
John Major Jenkins, and others [10] claim that an alignment will occur when the sun rises above the horizon on December 21 2012, at which point the sun will rise in the middle of the Milky Way Galaxy, thus causing an alignment between the earth, sun, and the galactic center.[11] This event is said to cause numerous earth changes, however that is not possible considering that the event is only a visual phenomenon from the earths perspective, which is caused by the precession of the equinoxes or the 26,000 year wobble of the earth, which only changes our perspective, not the actual position of the earth in relation to the galaxy. In short, there is no gravitational force or radiation to be expected from this event because other than the tilt of the earth, nothing will be any different than any other solstice. [12][13][14]
There are also claims like from Michael Tsarion [15] that an actual physical alignment of our entire solar system will occur with the horizontal plane of the Milky Way Galaxy on that day. The solar system is moving around the center of the galaxy every 225 million years or so, and while doing so is moving up and down in a cycle crossing the plane every 33 million years. According to the Journal Nature, this isn’t so because there is evidence of the solar system crossing the galactic plane 3 million years ago. This would mean that we are moving away from the galactic plane not toward it, and we won’t be due to cross it for another 30 million years.[16]
There are also theories that a currently unknown planet, sometimes referred to as planet x or Nibiru, which supposedly has an odd orbit that only enters the local solar system every 3600 years will return in 2012 causing many problems. [17] The idea is traced back to Zecharia Sitchin and his translations of Sumerian texts and specifically to his interpretation of the VA 243 cylinder seal which he says shows that the Sumerians knew of 12 planets (minus the sun and the moon which they considered planets) and as such, this would mean there is another planet. This idea has been challenged by his peers, most notably, Dr. Michael Heiser who has written several papers on the subject, [18] one of them detailing how and why Sitchins interpretation of VA 243 is wrong. [19]
Among other possible scenarios is that a shift of the earth’s magnetic poles may occur, and that this will leave the earth vulnerable to harmful radiation from the sun.[20] According to NASA this event does not occur on a particular day or year, but over the course of thousands of years, and contrary to popular belief the magnetic field does not vanish during this natural cycle, it just becomes more complex as it makes the transition.[21]
Some proponents of the pole shift scenario claim that this shift would be a physical movement of the poles of the earth, and not simply a magnetic shift. This event is called a true polar wanderer. Earth has experienced a few degree shift in the past, but nowhere near a reversal, and there is no reason to suggest this is likely or even possible. According to William Sager, a Texas A&M Oceanographer, a slight shift in the physical pole occurs at a rate between 5 and 10 degrees per million years, which means that this event could not happen on a particular day or year but only over a long period of time. [22]
2012 metaphysical speculations
2012 is claimed by some with New age beliefs to be a great year of spiritual transformation (or alternatively an apocalypse). There is disagreement among believers whether 2012 will see an end of civilization, or humanity will be elevated to a higher level.[23]
Many esoteric sources[who?] interpret the completion of the thirteenth B’ak’tun cycle in the Long Count of the Maya calendar (which occurs on December 21 by the most widely held correlation) to mean there will be a major change in world order.
Several authors have published works which claim that a major, world-changing event will take place in 2012:
* The 1997 book The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin claims that, according to certain algorithms of the Bible code, an asteroid or comet will collide with the Earth. Drosnin also states in his book that the Bible code only predicts possibilities.
* The 2006 book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck discusses theories of a possible global awakening to psychic connection by the year 2012, creating a noosphere.
* Riley Martin claims that Biaviian aliens will allow passage aboard their ‘Great Mother Ship’ when the Earth is ‘transformed’ in 2012.
* Terence McKenna’s numerological novelty theory suggests a point of singularity in which humankind will go through a great shift in consciousness.
* Dannion Brinkley, in his 2007 book, Secrets of the Light, a follow-up to his 1995 bestseller

15 COMMENTS

  1. I’m sorry.. i didn’t read that.
    But, I don’t believe that 2012 stuff.
    The only thing those people are going off of is that Mayan chart..

  2. It is interesting, but I don’t believe it at all.
    It’s weird since in Islam we believe the world will end on the 10th day of the first month in the Islamic calendar, and the date has a great chance of being December 21 in 2012, but no, I don’t think the world will end in 2012. Too much has yet to happen.

  3. I agree with McKenna that a shift in human consciousness could occur. How much longer can we keep up this pace? How many more forests can we tear down? How much more water and air can we pollute? How many more people can the planet hold? How many more nuclear weapons we build? Something must change in our thinking or something will blow. We have to remember that we our an interconnected part of one reality, not a bunch of separate isolated egos.

  4. 1st- I find the fact you wrote all of the facts down so interesting.
    2nd- I do think something is going to happen and relative to some facts here as well the bible. God, of coarse being the key. Science goes with theory but so is the first testament. Time will tell…..

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