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Its Not The End Of The World
EVERYBODY DOING ALL RIGHTTONIGHTé ME TOO, I GOT TO SAY I'MFEELING LUCKY AND GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE. I'M COUNTING MY BLESSINGS. I'M UP TO FOUR AND A THUMB. BUT YOU KNOW WHO REALLY HADA ROUGH DAYé THOSE FOLKS OVER AT EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP. THEY'RE A CHURCH GROUP INPENNSYLVANIA THAT PREDICTS
THE END OF THE WORLD AND NOTAS THEIR NAME WOULD SUGGEST A BOOK CLUB THAT READS THEBIBLE ONLY ON KINDLE. THESE FOLKS GOT FAMOUS A FEWYEARS BACK FOR PREDICTING THAT JUDGEMENT DAY WOULDFALL ON MAY 21st, 201 YOU PROBABLY SAW THOSE SAVE THEDATE BILLBOARDS. I RSVPED IMMEDIATELY ANDREQUESTED THE VEGETARIAN OPTION AT THE APOCALYPSE. WELL, IT TUSHES OUT THEIRMATH WAS A LITTLE OFF.
I THINK THEY FORGOT TO CARRYONE OF THE HEARSTMEN. BUT THEY TOOK ANOTHER LOOKAT THE BOOK OF REVELATION RECENTLY, CRUNCHED THENUMBERS THROUGH THEIR JESUS CALL COUP LATER ANDDISCOVERED THAT IN FACT THE PLANET WAS SUPPOSED TO BEPERMANENTLY DESTROYED YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 7th. AND SPOILER ALERT,(LAUGHTER) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ANYWAY, I HAVE SOME SYMPATHY
FOR THOSE GUYS. I'M SURE THEY FEEL TERRIBLETODAY. PROBABLY FOR A LOT OFREASONS. CUZ YOU KNOW THAT ONE THINGYOU SAID YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DO IF THE WORLDWAS GOING TO COME TO AN ENDé THEY PROBABLY DID THAT LASTNIGHT. IT'S GOING TO BE AWKWARD ATWORK TODAY. HEY, BRENDA.
SO I'M SENDING THE FOLKS ATEBIBLE FELLOWSHIP THIS SYMPATHY CARD. IT SAYS MY DEEPESTCONDOLENCES FOR EVERYTHING STILL EXISTING. BUT YOU DID BELIEVE EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP YOU CAN'T BE TOO SURPRISED. THOUGH THEIR PAMPHLET SAYSTHAT OCTOBER 7th, 2015 WILL BE THE END.
WORLD, THEY HEDGE THEIR BETBY ADDING THERE IS A STRONG LIKELIHOOD. STRONG LIKELY HOOD T MIGHTHAPPEN. BUT IF IT DOESN'T, IT IS NOTLIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD.
NASA December 21 2012 Just Another Day 720p
The issue with December 21, 2012 and the predicteddisasters that some folks think will come, probably started with the socalled end ofthe Mayan calendar. Their calendar does not end on December 21, 2012. It's just theend of the cycle and the beginning of a new one. It's just like on December 31st, ourcalendar comes to an end but a new calendar for the next year begins on January 1st. Niburu is supposed to be a planet that'sfour times the size of the Earth. It's going to get very close to the Earth and cause allkinds of disasters. So this enormous planet is supposed to be coming toward Earth, butif it were, we would've seen it long ago,
and if it were invisible somehow, we would'veseen the effects of this planet on neighboring planets. Thousands of astronomers who scan the nightskies on a daily basis have not seen this. And then there's folks who think that NASAastronomers are actually hiding this information so as to prevent panic from the populous. Can you imagine thousands of astronomers whoobserve the skies on a nightly basis keeping the same secret from the public for severalyearsé Some folks think there's going to be a solarstorm associated with December 21st of 2012.
Now, solar storms do exist. The sun's activitygoes through a cycle that reaches a maximum every eleven years. The next solar maximumwhen you might expect enhanced solar activity will take place actually in May of 2013. It'ssupposed to be fairly mild solar activity maximum and there's no evidence that there'sgoing to be any solar storms. And then we have planetary alignments. There'sa planetary alignment. The sun, the Earth and some of the planets are aligned and thisis going to cause some tidal effects on the Earth that's going to be catastrophic. Well, first of all, there are no planetaryalignments in December of 2012 and even if
there were, there are no tidal effects onthe Earth as a result. The only two bodies in the solar system that can affect the Earth'stides are the moon, which is very close, and the sun, which is massive and also fairy close.But the other planets have a negligible effect on the Earth. One of the myths for December 21, 2012 isthat the Earth's axes are going to somehow shift. The rotation axis can't shift becauseof the orbit of the moon around the Earth stabilizes it and doesn't allow it to shift. The magnetic field does shift from time totime but the last time it did was 740,000
years ago and it doesn't do that sort of ashift but every half million years or so. But there's no evidence that's going tohappen in December and even if it did shift, it's not going to cause a problem on theEarth apart from the fact that we're going to have to recalibrate our compasses. Extraordinary claims require extraordinaryevidence. Since the beginning of recorded time, therehave been literally hundreds of thousands of predictions for the end of the world andwe're still here.
ScienceCasts Why the World Didnt End Yesterday
music Why the World Didn't End Yesterday, presented by Science@NASA Dec. 22, 2012: If you're watching this tutorial, it means one thing: The World Didn't End Yesterday. According to media reports of an ancient Maya prophecy, the world was supposed to be destroyed on Dec. 21, 2012. But look around you. 'The whole thing was a misconception from the very beginning,'
says John Carlson, director of the Center for Archaeoastronomy. 'The Maya calendar did not end on Dec. 21, 2012, and there were no Maya prophecies foretelling the end of the world on that date.' The truth, he says, is more interesting than fiction. Carlson is a hardnosed scientist a radio astronomer who earned his degree studying distant galaxies. He became interested in the 2012 phenomenon 35 years ago when he attended a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
and learned about the Maya. Where the rain forests of Mesoamerica now stand, a great civilization once flourished. The people of Maya society built vast cities with a population density comparable to modern Los Angeles County. They mastered astronomy and developed an elaborate written language. Most impressive, to Carlson, was their expansive sense of time.
'The times Mayas used dwarf those currently used by modern astronomers,' he explains. 'According to our science, the Big Bang occurred 13.7 billion years ago. There are dates in Mayan ruins that stretch back a billion billion times farther than that.' The Maya Long Count Calendar was designed to keep track of such long intervals. 'It is the most complex calendar system ever developed.' Written using modern typography,
the Long Count Calendar resembles the odometer in a car. Because the digits rotate, the calendar can 'roll over' and repeat itself; this repetition is key to the 2012 phenomenon. According to Maya theology, the world was created 5125 years ago, on a date we would write 'August 11, 3114 BC.' At the time, the Maya calendar looked like this: 220.127.116.11.0
On Dec. 21, 2012, it is exactly the same: 18.104.22.168.0 In the language of Maya scholars, '13 Bak'tuns' elapsed between the two dates. This was a significant interval in Maya theology, but, stresses Carlson, not a destructive one. None of the thousands of ruins, tablets, and standing stones that archeologists have examined