The apocalypse of our world as we know it has been foreseen by a number of groups, take the Mayans for example. However, it’s just recently that this prophecy by the tribe may not be so far fetched. Scientific findings have been brought to the surface by NASA which further support the end of the world occurring in 2012.
To begin with what the traditional prophecies on the apocalypse is, let’s take a look into one of the more famous prophecies; the Mayan apocalypse prophecy. The Maya base the apocalypse on three different and ancient calendar systems that are used together. This calendar has been traced back to start 1 August 3114 B.C. and, as it counts up continuously, has been determined to end 21 December 2012. USA today wrote an interesting article that mentioned a scientific link between the Mayan apocalypse date and the Sun in relation to our solar system.
Lawrence Joseph, who was quoted in the USA today article mentioned above, spoke of the relationship between the Mayan apocalypse and science. He reported that “On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time.” Joseph is the author of a well known apocalyptic book, “Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilizations End,” which not only incorporates the Mayan prophecy, but also Chinese philosophy, Hindy theology, and the Bible. He basically ties the philosophies above with the scientific findings of global warming and the Earth’s magnetic field relating to the end of the world.
From Mayan prophecy, to a more modern interpretation of philosophy and science, has led to a recent scientific based theory on the apocalypse. A group of NASA-assembled researchers found that there could be a potential for extremely destructive solar storms headed our way. More interestingly, the next major solar storms are expected to occur in 2012 when there is supposed to be a large hole in Earth’s geomagnetic shield!
I personally believe that given the above 2012 end of the world hype is just that, a hype. Sure there is a culture that has an ancient calendar which ends on 2012, but they probably couldn’t have even comprehend the year 2012! The mash up of different ideas brought together by Lawrence Joseph, is just silly, and NASA researchers who say there COULD BE a big solar storm that COULD take place in 2012 is just too broad for me to worry. After reading these articles, I just don’t really buy into the apocalypse of 2012.
If the world was in fact going to end, though, the first thing I would do is get married to the love of my life who I mentioned in my first blog. I would drop out of school and move back to where my family is with my husband. From there I would just enjoy seeing as many friends and family members that I could.