Friday, November 30, 2012

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Debunks 2012 Mayan Doomsday Prediction

For those of you running around 'scurred' because December 21 is rapidly approaching and it's alleged that the Mayan calendar predicts it will be the last day of Planet Earth as we know it, peep this answer to a question about that very subject by astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Before we segue to the video and Dr Tyson, some food for thought for you peeps thinking December 21 will be the planet's last day.  

One, you're raising the anxiety of the younglings with that kind of chatter. 

I can also point out numerous examples in my lifetime of so-called end of the world predictions exculing the religous based ones that were supposed to happen.  Back in 1997 we were supposed to be according to Nostradamus in the throes of World War III.  Let's not forget Y2K and the calendar flipping to January 1, 2000 that was supposed to wreak havoc on our computer systems.   Then there were the 1982 and May 5, 2000 Grand Conjunction in which the planets aligning was supposed to cause major drama for Planet Earth on those dates.

And yeah, NASA has commented about the subject as well..

But I like what Dr. Tyson had to say.    And yeah, I'm planning to have Christmas dinner at my mom's house and looking forward to the January 21, 2013 second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Take it away Dr. Tyson.

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