Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Doomsday Predictions - And Then There Was 2012

On December 2012, everything will fry and everyone will die - this is the message that fans of Doomsday 2012 want to put across others. According to them the apocalypse predictions of Nostradamus, which are backed by the Mayan Prophecies, tell us of our inevitable future and that today is the right time to repent and amend our lives. It is now 2009, the end is near, and we will all rot in hell sooner than later, or so they say.

But is there actually truth to this? It depends really. If you are into religion and supernatural phenomena such as the aforementioned, chances are, you would buy into the crap. But I was born a doubting Thomas and my skepticism penetrates virtually anything and everything that can be questioned.

This is not to say that I am omnipotent and omniscient. Heck, I am far from such description. It's just that I find it hard to believe that mankind will be wiped from the face of the earth and that the actual date of this event is known.

True, Doomsday 2012 is backed by science, with technology establishing that on December 21, 2012 our world and our sun will be aligned with the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The position might cause possible changes in magnetic turbulence's. When this happens, earthquakes and various volcanic eruptions can occur. This is what the Mayan shamans predicted way back then.

But the world has survived many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and mankind isn't exactly dying. In fact, the worst volcanic eruption to have occurred in history which was that of Mt. Tambura in Indonesia killed only 92 thousand and the major cause of death during this occurrence was not even the actual eruption but rather the starvation that was its aftermath.

Today we have millions of people inhabiting the planet and unless earth literally explodes into pieces, I sincerely can't and don't believe that we will all be wiped clean by volcanoes and tectonic plates movement. I know that scientists have also theorized a volcanic eruption 75,000 years ago that supposedly came close to destroying mankind - but that's the thing really. It's a theory - not a fact.

Yes, you can always contend that the Armageddon will happen in 2012 because many of Nostradamus' predictions such as September 11 saw reality and that Nostradamus was such a great prophet. However, the prediction wasn't even really created by the guy. Rather it was fabricated by someone else for the purpose of showing the misuse of predictions. Plus, Nostradamus himself said that his predictions were merely paraphrases of already existing biblical passages that talked about the Armageddon. If he were alive today then, he would have been sued by the original authors for plagiarizing their work. So there goes your great contention.

Of course, these are just my thoughts and anyone has the right and the privilege to rebut me. After all, I'm a skeptic not an obstinate brat.

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