People are extremely gullible. Websites like 2012supplies.com are making big bucks by selling the population survival supplies like freeze-dried foods and anti-radiation tablets. Peoples’ credulity is allowing others to feed false information into their stressed-out brains, where it results in scares like Y2K to erupt in many.
So is it true, is the world going to end in some sort of supernatural catastrophe? NASA claims, “Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.” Many unreliable websites claim the world will end from a meteor hitting the earth while NASA says they had launched Spaceguard Survey, a special program to watch for meteors and none dangerous have been detected so far. Other websites claim that a polar shift will occur or the supposed Planet X will cross paths with earth. A polar shift would be impossible since there are slow movements in continents and it would also be impossible for the axis of earth to change in a matter of days if not hours. “Planet X” has never been seen and many scientists believe it to be a myth. If one were to cross paths with earth on December 21, we could already see it in space with the naked eye.
The main cause of all this chaos about the end of the world is the Mayan long-count calendar. It ends on December 21, 2012 marking the end of a 5,126 year era. Just like how our calendar ends every year on December 31, the Mayan calendar just happens to end on December 21. Discovery.com says, “Apparently the Mayans knew something about the heavens we don't, according to numerous hot-selling 2012 doomsday books on the market. Our multi-billion dollar telescopes, space probes, and 6,000 professional astronomers somehow just can't keep up with the mystic knowledge of an ancient superstitious culture.” This demonstrates how stupid humans can be.
Research has shown that people have an abysmal lack of intelligence and critical thinking when it comes to all the hysteria about 2012. It seems that people will believe anything these days, as long as it’s written on the Internet. So don’t fret about the world ending on December 21, 2012, and most definitely don’t buy any survival kits online. Just because you read it online, doesn’t mean it’s true.