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Predictions and Prophecies - 2012 / Nostradamus
August 30, 2009

Inaccurate theories about 2012, Nostradamus, and a few others proven to be incorrect.

  • The Nibiru (celestial Bbody) collision theory is based on claimed 'channeling" by extraterrestrials / Aliens, and astronomers regard the possibility of planetary collision as frivolous.

  • The  Book of Revelation in the Bible, put together some 1900 years ago, did offer a dramatic picture of the end of the world - however it also says that it would happen "very soon". The Bible makes no mention about 2012 or any similar date.

  • The prophecy of the Tiburtine Sybil, as redone in the 16th century, did  likewise present a dramatic picture of the apocalypse -  but did not date it - more importantly also never mentioned 2012.

  • Nostradamus and his quatrains are clearly intended to be read in a pre-apocalyptic manner, they do not mention (more importantly DATE) the end of the world. Their Preface summarizes that they are valid until the year 3797.

  • The "Lost Book of Nostradamus" is a version of the anonymous Vaticinia de summis pontificibus - a book of prophetic papal emblems dating from centuries before his time – and makes no mention the year 2012.

  • The "Prophecies of Merlin" were a fictional writing by the medieval Geoffrey of Monmouth, amplified in 13th-century Venice, and did not mention the year 2012.

  • The original 1641 edition of "The Prophecies of Mother Shipton" says nothing about doomsday or the end of the world or - nor were any dates given.

  • The claims of imminent doom made by Sony Pictures in their fictional publicity for the upcoming film "2012" are meant as entertainment and are not scientific.

What will happen in 2012? Is 2012 The end of the world? Doomsday?

A 2012 doomsday prediction is a current cultural idea suggesting that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur in the year 2012. The forecast is based primarily on what is claimed to be the end date of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which is presented as lasting 5,125 years and as terminating on December 21 or 23, 2012, along with interpretations of assorted legends, scriptures, numerological constructions and prophecies.

Will the world end in 2012?

A  more apocalyptic view of the year 2012 is represented by the History Channel which, beginning back in 2006, did a special called "Decoding the Past: Mayan Doomsday Prophecy",. It was co-written by a science fiction author. This show ended up popular and was followed up with  many sequels like: 2012, End of Days The Last Days on Earth, Nostradamus 2012 and Seven Signs of the Apocalypse.,  Together with programs recounting past doomsdays: Comet CatastropheNoah's Great Flood  and Journey to 10000 B.C - new scenarios and shows have become quite popular as well.

One idea proposed in these films involves a geomagnetic reversal (often incorrectly referred to as a polar shift by proponents of this hypothesis), which could be triggered by a massive solar flare, one with energy equal to 100 billion atomic bombs. This belief is supposedly supported by observations that the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, which indicates an impending reversal of the north and south magnetic poles. Scientists believe the Earth is overdue for a geomagnetic reversal, and has been for a long time, even since the time of the Mayans, because the last reversal was 780,000 years ago. Critics, however, claim geomagnetic reversals take up to 5,000 years to complete, and do not start on any particular date. Also, while NASA expects a particularly strong solar maximum sometime between 2010 and 2012, there is no scientific evidence linking a solar maximum to a geomagnetic reversal. A solar maximum would be mostly notable for its effects on satellite and cellular phone communications

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