2012. It is just going be another normal year. There is all this hype about the “end of the world” and how “humanity will cease to exist” but this is just ridiculous. This is just another attempt by people to make humanity think that the end of the world will happen. May 21st, 2011 was supposedly Judgment Day, but nothing ever happened. The biggest event was the Randy Savage died (for those who do not know who Randy Savage is, his picture is in this post). May 21st was a hoax. Just like 2012. However, there are theories that people have come up attempting to solidify the supposed end of the world.
Graham Hancock – author of Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth’s Lost Civilization – is a prominent figure in the 2012 experience. In his book, he talks about prehistoric civilizations and how they had profound knowledge of archeology, astronomy, and mathematics. Hancock implies that the knowledge was passed down to inheritors, but the inheritors are unknown and rumored to have passed away. In today’s age, the interpretation of archeology and astronomy are severely wrong, where if we know the knowledge of the prehistoric people, we would have comprehensive, correct interpretations. This book by Graham Hancock also talks about plate shifting and how Antarctica moved to the place that it is now. The proper term is pole shift hypothesis, and there have been many theories about it. There is no real definition that geologists can agree on, but the idea of pole shifting describes that the Earth’s Axis changes location, essentially causing the continents to shift and change position as well. The implications of this shift can be extraordinary, with consequences of it being disastrous. However, Hancock’s book is the first article that the director of the blockbuster movie, 2012. The director first heard of Earth’s Crust Displacement Theory (essentially pole shift hypothesis) in Hancock’s book and that motivated him to make his movie a giant flood movie. Hancock did not give a theory on how people should react. Thinking rationally, these events are truly out of human’s control. We cannot all go jump on the edge of a continent and cause it to spin the other way. We must roll with the flow and when the time comes that it is apparent that something will happen, that is when we should react.
Another interesting theory about the end of the world comes from a very smart, well-informed man named David Morrison. Morrison is the “director of the Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute, former director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute, and senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.” He argues that, in relation to the pole-shifting hypothesis, that the Equator is an arbitrary line that cannot be precisely/exactly drawn. His argument opposes the common belief of the Maya where there will be an event that happens every 26,000 years. The Earth’s winter solstice is tampered with, because the Sun will travel behind star dust in the solar system. That having been said, it will affect the winter solstice, essentially eliminating the sun and the heat generated. There is no length of time to how long the sun will stay in that position, but it is predicted to be in the year 2012. As of now, according to researchers, the sun is currently over the galactic equator and that is where David Morrison is criticizing the claims about the sun and the star dust proposition. This situation, like the pole-shifting of Hancock, cannot be controlled by humans. Humans themselves have barely even tapped into and seen the vastness of space and now they are attempting to blame the ending of the earth on space and the numerous aspects of it? Sounds like a hoax to me..
Lastly, and possibly one of the most intriguing, is by a down-to-earth (well kinda.. but not really and you’ll read why I say that in a minute) man. Terence McKenna was a philosopher and research that made a critical point when it comes to the end of the world theories. He claims that the universe has a teleological attractor (final causes in nature) at the end of time that increases interconnectedness (joined elements), eventually reaching a singularity of infinite complexity (organization is infinite) in 2012, at which point anything and everything imaginable will occur simultaneously. What this mean is that there will be a final cause that will essentially end the world the way we know it. The joined elements will all come together in 2012, where “anything and everything” essentially means that whatever could possibly happen will (i.e. the end of the world). He does not give us any criteria on what to do in the instances that the earth will end. However, because he is an avid cannabis and psychedelic drug user, his theories might not be as valid as the legitimate scientist in the paragraph above. However, even the most absurd theories will be heard because of the severity of the 2012 event.
Am I more or less concerned about the world ending in 2012? Not, not one bit. I am not scared of natural events, like the sun going behind star dust, causing the world to end or that the poles will shift again, resulting in the flooding of the world. I would be more worried if every nuclear bomb was scheduled to go off on December 21, 2012, resulting in the end of the world. Natural events happen.. Rain, snow, ice, sleet, it is all apart of a natural system and there has not been an interruption of that system of significance that would result in the end of the world. Ice Age? Sure, that is not the best event that could happen to the world, but it is by no means the end of it. NOW, if the world was destined to end, there are three items that are on the top of my bucket list: 1) Play in a Texas Rangers baseball game (just even letting me suit up and sit on the bench would be fine by me), 2) travel around the US and visit every Major League baseball stadium (preferably seeing a game there, but just visiting would be acceptable), and 3) traveling around the US playing golf on the professional courses. Aside from that, I have no regrets about my life nor would I change anything about it.