Impending Apocalypse Research Paper

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2012: Our Impending Apocalypse? “The end is near!” The sky is falling!” “Have you heard the news? December 21, 2012 and that’s it…” to many readers such doomsday talk may sound very familiar. I personally have heard similar things from Turner, my very eccentric neighbor back home in Miami. One may ask, “Where does this belief come from and is it true, is the world really going to end in 2012?” This apocalyptic belief about December 2012 and its many variations can be easily disputed by fact and reason. This internationally spread hoax has no factual base and is a perfect example of fear mongering by the media as well as so called “experts” and “prophets” (all motivated by profit) and the resulting negative effects it has on their naïve misinformed…show more content…
The generic term has been used by astronomers over the past century for a possible or suspected object. Once the object is found, it is given a real name, as was done with Pluto and Eris, both of which were once referred to as Planet X. If a new object turns out to be not real, or not a planet, then you won't hear about it again. If it is real, it is no longer called Planet X.” This proves that the supposed dangers of Planet X, Nibiru, or other such astronomical object being in the path of Earth’s orbit as well as any claims of governments knowledge of the existence of any such earthbound objects by conspiracy theorists (e.g. Nancy Lieder’s claims (www.ZetaTalk.com)) are based on nonsense and public misconception about a commonly used astronomical phrase. The presence of any planet such as Nibiru would be common astronomical knowledge and therefore monitored by professional and amateur astronomers across the globe and any known government or source on earth could not possibly contain such a secret. Non-experts on various conspiracy theory sites associated this prediction with the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar although the two were completely unrelated. The very purpose of the Long Count calendar was to mark the passage of time; there is no known historical evidence of the Ancient Maya associating the end of the long count with the

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