O mundo vai acabar em 2012? What do you think?

Avatar do usuário Donay Mendonça 45300 21 69 1022
Pessoal,

Um dos assuntos mais comentados nos últimos tempos tem sido o do fim do mundo em 21/12/2012. Existem opiniões variadas: alguns acreditam cegamente, outros encontraram um meio termo e outros acham que é história para boi dormir. O que vocês acham? What do you think?

Como se diz "o mundo vai acabar em 2012" em inglês


Vejam o que diz o USA Today em um artigo interessante:

With humanity coming up fast on 2012, publishers are helping readers gear up and count down to this mysterious — some even call it apocalyptic — date that ancient Mayan societies were anticipating thousands of years ago.
Since November, at least three new books on 2012 have arrived in mainstream bookstores. A fourth is due this fall. Each arrives in the wake of the 2006 success of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, which has been selling thousands of copies a month since its release in May and counts more than 40,000 in print. The books also build on popular interest in the Maya, fueled in part by Mel Gibson's December 2006 film about Mayan civilization, Apocalpyto.

Authors disagree about what humankind should expect on Dec. 21, 2012, when the Maya's "Long Count" calendar marks the end of a 5,126-year era.

Journalist Lawrence Joseph forecasts widespread catastrophe in Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End. Spiritual healer Andrew Smith predicts a restoration of a "true balance between Divine Feminine and Masculine" in The Revolution of 2012: Vol. 1, The Preparation. In 2012, Daniel Pinchbeck anticipates a "change in the nature of consciousness," assisted by indigenous insights and psychedelic drug use.

The buildup to 2012 echoes excitement and fear expressed on the eve of the new millennium, popularly known as Y2K, though on a smaller scale, says Lynn Garrett, senior religion editor at Publishers Weekly. She says publishers seem to be courting readers who believe humanity is creating its own ecological disasters and desperately needs ancient indigenous wisdom.

"The convergence I see here is the apocalyptic expectations, if you will, along with the fact that the environment is in the front of many people's minds these days," Garrett says. "Part of the appeal of these earth religions is that notion that we need to reconnect with the Earth in order to save ourselves."


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Avatar do usuário dlr 55
The world's not about to end any time soon
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Avatar do usuário Dourado 1075 2 23
I agree with dlr. I think this is just the end of an era to the Mayans (and that's it). And also, if they didn't predict their demise in the 17th century, how can we believe they have it right on the end of the world in 2012?
Avatar do usuário Henry Cunha 9900 2 17 177
If it does come to an end I'm going to be really pissed off I didn't spend all my money on wine, women and song.
Avatar do usuário Donay Mendonça 45300 21 69 1022
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Um trecho de um post bem interessante do site da NASA:



2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End?

Remember the Y2K scare? It came and went without much of a whimper because of adequate planning and analysis of the situation. Impressive movie special effects aside, Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know. It will, however, be another winter solstice.

Much like Y2K, 2012 has been analyzed and the science of the end of the Earth thoroughly studied. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the science behind the end of the world quickly unravels when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. Below, NASA Scientists answer several questions that we're frequently asked regarding 2012.

Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.
Answer (A): 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.

Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?

A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012. Then these two fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 -- hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.

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Avatar do usuário claudemircloud 110 1
Some people used to make up a lot of things about it but usually most of them are lies.
Interesting post!
Avatar do usuário Flavia.lm 3845 1 9 85
Yes, I really believe the world will end on Friday. For me, it's a fact.


Bye!
Avatar do usuário felipeh6 2150 7 52
Hello,

If I may ask you, please what are the reasons that are making you believe the world will end next Dec 21st? And what is that fact you mentioned?

Regards.
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Avatar do usuário EugenioTM 320 9
My following text was taken from the English Experts' facebook page.

IMHO I don't think any human being has the power to know if the world is coming to an end, or even to predict the exact day (12/21). What also makes me think this is not true is that the numbers of the date seem to be too hookey to be true (there's too much ones and twos and the numbers which form the day and month are in the opposite order. You can see this similar number arrangement in several movies with apocalyptic theme like 11/11/11. Many people had also stated that the end of the world would happen in 2000, one more fact that makes me think the predictions are all about the numbers involved. If you give it some more thought, you'd probably realize that the Maias would certainly have to finalize their calendar, and perharps it is merely a simple coincidence that they ended the calendar in this date, or maybe they liked the assembly of numbers, as I said before. Even if there's a potencial threat to the humankind coming soon, I believe that Nasa would discover it before whatever this could be may harm us. Well, wether all of this is bullshit or not, we're all going to check it out with our own eyes 3 days from now. So you better beware people!!