Scientific evidence proves that the world is not ending as the Mayan Apocalypse nears, however, even explanations from NASA just isn’t enough to put some people at ease.
Scientists from different practices all over the nation have come forward to give logical explanations as to how they can scientifically prove that the world is not coming to an end.
Many archaeologists believe that the end of the world panic was simply caused by a mistranslation of the Mayan text.
The inscriptions, which started the nation-wide frenzy, mention the coming of Mayan deity Bolon Yokte’ K’uh on what many translated at as Dec. 21, 2012. However, experts have explained over and over again that the date simply marks the start of a new ancient calendar that happens around the end of the completion of 13 baktuns.
“Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012,” a NASA scientist explained. “This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 – another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.”
These long-count periods, or baktuns, are 394-year periods within the Mayan calendar and have never been a sign of the end of the world. In fact the end of the 13 baktun would likely be a good sign to the Mayans.
The number 13 was very significant in their culture and was actually viewed as a symbol of good luck.
If that’s not enough to talk you out of hiding in your basement in anticipation of the Mayan Apocalypse, the discovery of a Mayan scribe’s hut had its own calendar markings.
Rather than just a simple calendar to keep up with the years and baktuns as they go by, his calendar tracked and predicted celestial movements and the predictions extended far beyond Dec. 21 of this year. In fact, the calendar had predictions well into the year 3500 A.D.
The 21 is still an important day, however, just not a tragic one.
It marks the winter solstice (pretty anti-climactic compared to the end of the world) and although some scientists believe it does mark an important event in the Mayan culture as well, they are certain it isn’t the apocalypse that everyone has been talking about.
Despite so many reasons to believe that the world will still be around long past 2012, millions all over the U.S. are still preparing for the Mayan apocalypse in some rather strange ways.
One man admitted that he is keeping 1,000 fish in his swimming pool so he will have enough food to eat after the apocalypse.
Another couple has locked themselves up in their home with 25,000 rounds of ammunition and enough food to last over 50 years.
One Doomsday prepper has stocked his garage full of food, weapons, and other transportation alternatives in case his car is rendered useless during the apocalypse.
Others have decided to flee to Brazil or a mountain top in France.
It seems as if many of the disaster preppers believe the end of the world really just means the end of the U.S? Or perhaps they really think being in another country for the end of the world will make a major difference.
Either way, there is enough evidence to safely say that Dec. 21 will come and go and in a few weeks we will all be celebrating the beginning of a new year.