It ended up being much ado about nothing, and the ones most likely to benefit? The Mayans — well-played, Mayans. Well-played.
Friday, December 21, 2012
By Ted Schnell OK, Dec. 21, 2012 is nearly over and if you’re reading this, you already are aware the world has not ended. Certainly it’s chilly outside, we survived Thursday’s snow, there’s still Christmas shopping and wrapping to be done. If this were a movie, we could call it Apocalypse How? In short, it was the worst Armageddon, ever — well, except when the real one comes. That probably would be worse. But today there were no alien attacks, nor was there a sudden sudden spike in UFO sightings. There were no new wars or rumors of war, no earthquakes, no avalanches, no tsunamis, no four horsemen of the apocalyptic sort, as some biblical eschatologists would predict. Also missing: Giant asteroids or planets on an interstellar collision …
Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012 Doomsday prophesies, the end of the Mayan calendar and their potential impact on the south suburbs.
Don’t make any rash decisions: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice. Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance – they had to end it somewhere! What is All the Fuss About? There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include: What are the Experts Saying? The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking the claims. From professors at Tampa Bay’s own New College to the scientific minds at NASA, they’re all saying the same thing: Go ahead …