I realized exactly what's going to happen in December 2012. I'll have my 3 year aniversery with my wife, and I'll have been happily out of the army for over a year. So... Hurrah for me!
A lot of people think our present society/culture/civilization is wrong headed and romanticize other cultures/ways of living. They seem them as wiser and know things we didn't. Add in the air of mystery and the desire to see our way of living vanish things like 2012 become potent beliefs for these people.I kind of wonder why ancient beliefs and prophecies are so reveared. So much of our lives are goverened by very old systems of belief.
...you can't be serious :dry: In the great realm of the entire known universe, our earth/sun combo is merely a blip on the map with relatively no significance. Human beings, at our present stage of existence, are insignificant. We have no idea where the universe ends, we have no idea how to travel at light speed, much less travel faster than. This galactic center is merely a hypothesis based on a unproven theory that we cannot prove at the present. When mankind is able to travel between galaxies, our understanding of the known universe will evolve. Until then, its scientific speculation.Apparently the end is supposed to be when the galactic center, the Sun and the Earth line up in one straight line.
I also hear people speculate that the Earth's magnetic field will flip as a result...
I do believe that an apocalyptic collapse will occur in my lifetime, but I'm not scared. I'm getting ready for it if anything. Life will go on and change.
I'm sorry, but I have to debunk this...via WikipediaModern scientists have a theory that is quite similar to the Mayan prophecies of the planets alignment. This theory is called pole shifting, in which the position of the north and south pole change, which could cause world wide disaster, massive tsunamis could wipe out coastal cities, hurricanes on every continent, it would be major catastrophe, unlikely as it seems a Princeton University study suggest the poles have shifted before and that the north pole was in the middle of the pacific, which would put Alaska at the equator.
I'm sorry, but I have to debunk this...via Wikipedia
"The cataclysmic pole shift hypothesis is the conjecture that there have been rapid shifts in the relative positions of the modern-day geographic locations of the poles and the axis of rotation of a planet. For the Earth, such a dynamic change could create calamities such as floods and tectonic events. This type of event would occur if the physical poles had been or would be suddenly shifted with respect to the underlying surface over a geologically short time frame. This hypothesis is almost always discussed in the context of Earth, but other bodies in the Solar System may have experienced axial reorientation during their existences.
Among the scientific community, there is no research that indicates a rapid change in the position of the rotational axis. There is evidence of precession and changes in axial tilt, but this change is on much longer time-scales and does not involve relative motion of the spin axis with respect to the planet. However, in what is known as true polar wander, the solid Earth can rotate with respect to a fixed spin axis. Research shows that during the last 200 million years a total true polar wander of some 30° has occurred, but that no super-rapid shifts in the Earth's pole were found during this period. A characteristic rate of true polar wander is 1° per million years or less. Between approximately 790 and 810 million years ago, when the supercontinent Rodinia existed, two geologically-rapid phases of true polar wander may have occurred. In each of these, the Earth rotated ~55°."
I would love to know who these "Modern Scientist's" are...so as I know not to read anything they write going forward. However, we can safely assume that they aren't very respected