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    NASA Claims 2012 'Apocalypse' fears are unfounded

    Deanne Mar 6, 2012

    1. Deanne

      Deanne New Chatter

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      NASA maintains that notions of an apocalypse near the end of December 2012 are complete nonsense.

      For years speculation has grown thanks to interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar which ends on the 21st December 2012, leading to the suggestion that the Mayans must have known the world was going to end at that time. "It would be like saying that our calendar ends Dec. 31, and that's the end of time," said NASA astronomer Don Yeomans who downplays the fuss. "The Maya never predicted the end of the world occurred at that time."

      The ancient Mayan calendar was, like the modern Gregorian calendar, 365 days long. In addition to the year, the ancient Maya measured time in longer periods, with a short-count and a long-count calendar, just as we measure time in decades, centuries and millennia.
      Source: Space.com

      I don't know about anyone else, but glad to hear it!!! lol :)
       
    2. JBailey

      JBailey New Chatter

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      But what would we do with all of end of the world party supplies?

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      lol, I don't trust the Nasa's words. What are its evidences, proofs to back it up? I'd like to know how they'd prove it.
       
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      The end will come when we're no longer here, 'nuff said.
       
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      You'll have all the proof you need on Jan 1st 2013 :D
       
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      I don't believe all this world will end nonsense myself and I don't feel as though anything can as of yet prove that it will or will not happen. Said it many of times myself I will still be here on January 1st 2013 and if I am not well, I was proved wrong. :D
       
    7. Naiwen

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      Used to attach weight to this because I'm overly suspicious but yeah, now, not so much.
       
    8. HawkPokemon

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      The mayan calender didn't account for leap year. By now we would be July something 2013 on the mayan calender, so the end of the world would have already happened, and it didn't.
       
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      I never knew that!! You learn something new every day! :D
       
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      I just learned that the other day and I was amazed.