18 April 2012

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The 2012 Prophesies


Over the last few years there has been plenty controversies and debates regarding what would happen in 2012.

It first started with the movie ‘2012’ which was released in 2009. The movie starts with a geologist who can see that the Earth’s core is heating up and starting to change the world’s temperature. The main part of the movie revolves around a father trying to save his children and ex-wife from the sudden change in world. This movie sparked many conversations around the world as to what could possibly happen in 2012, this became especially true with the Mayan calendar coming to an end on the 21 of December 2012. No one knows when the world will end but it sure is putting the fear in many people.

What the Mayan Calendar says?

The Mayan people have two calendars, the one has a cycle of 260 days and the other a cycle of 365 days. When these cycles are combined they make up 52 years. These people believe that the calendar can tell us about certain future events. So far the calendar has proved to be quite precise compared to other calendars, and that is why many people are paying attention to what it has to say.

Due the fact that the calendar expires on the 21st of December, the Mayans believe that something significant is going to happen.

What other people are saying?

Geologist, astronomers and scientists have all had their say on the year 2012. Many geologists around the world have seen a polar shift. The Earths poles move naturally every single second, although experts have predicted that a shift will take place that could destroy the earth. The other opinion we have from NASA is that this type of shift is specifically a magnetic polar shift that could take up to 5000 years to actually occur. They also believe that the magnetic field will stay strong but it is something to continually watch out for. There is another shifting that could take place, which is called a cataclysmic shift which can possibly occur if the ice starts to melt and it accumulates on one pole. There is also a lot of talk about this as humans continues to pollute the earth; we have seen clear evidence of the ice caps melting over the last 10 years.

What Nostradamus said?

Nostradamus lived in the 1500’s and is famous for his future predictions, all his writing were written in the form of poems. He wrote a book full of things he thought would happen, this included the great fire of London, the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, Atomic bombs and the latest one is the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack. His book goes on past the year 2012 which shows he didn’t believe the world would end, although, he did write about many natural disasters that would occur during the year but not big enough to destroy everyone one earth.

We can only wait till the year 2013 to either joke about these predictions or wonder what we could have done to prepare for them.

About today's Guest Writer:
Nicole de Freitas enjoys researching the future in many different fields such as technology, trends in plastic surgery and breast augmentation as well as robotics.