It seems that the predictions of the end of the world, which supposedly should occur in 2012, will not come true. These findings make a scientist from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Gerardo Aldana (Gerardo Aldana) in his recently published book "Calendars and years II: Astronomy and Time in antiquity and the Middle Ages» (Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World).
As is known, the calendar of the Maya differs from the Gregorian, act now. And in order to "synchronize" calendars, scientists have developed a technique, which is based on certain algorithms correlation. One of the basic algorithm is a constant GMT, dubbed the first letters of the names of researchers Maya. To calculate constant scientists relied on occurred in the ancient astronomical events, recorded as the Maya, and the inhabitants of the Old World.
In his book, Gerardo Aldana says that one of the key events used to create GMT-Constant, could be misconstrued by scientists. That is interpreted as the rising of Venus could actually be the passage of a comet or meteorite. And this mistake turned into a "snowball", an increase which has led to significant discrepancies. The author points out that the difference can be from 50 to 100 years.
In addition, none of the documents studied Mayan relating to the passage of time, there is no mention of the fact that the end of their calendar corresponds to the end of the world. Modern scientists believe that the Long Count (the Mayan calendar, measure out the large gaps of time equal to 5126 years), the beginning of which falls on 3114 BC the Gregorian calendar was cyclical - that is, at the end of the next cycle begins. So fans of the apocalyptic prophecies have to look for a different calendar, which will be able to meet all their expectations.
David Morrison (David Morrison), head of agency comic, kind service "Ask the astrobiologists" he said that he had received more than a thousand letters from people who are really concerned about the possible end of the world in 2012.
In an article published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific region, Morrison answered the most common questions in an attempt to alleviate these concerns.
Under widespread theories on the Internet, end of the world should come in 2012 according to the calendar of the ancient Maya civilization.
Fortunately for the conspirators alleging the approach of doomsday, the data coincide with the ancient Sumerian civilization, which speak about the collision of Nibiru with the Earth in the same in 2012.
Yes, the Mayan calendar ends in 2012, but Morrison says, it does not mean the end of the world.
Fears intensified with the release of a film about apocalyptic 2012 with John Cusack, which was released in November last year. A quick search on Amazon for 2012 will give you more than 175 books related to the end of the world.
First, Morrison denies the very existence of Nibiru. He writes: "The bottom line is that Nibiru is a myth that is not based on facts. For astronomers rely on the statement that there is a planet that is "nearby" but "invisible" just silly ".
And as Morrison laughs at suggestions that the government hides some data from people. "Even if they wanted to, they could not keep Nibiru a secret. If it was real, all this would be monitored by professional astronomers and amateurs, who are not better than us. And I know exactly what astronomers simply will not keep secret things, even if it is an order. You just can not hide a planet that is moving in the solar system! ».
Morrison also affect the interests of those who worry that the Mayan calendar should end in 2012.
"Ancient calendars are interesting to historians, but they can not match the capabilities calendars now, they can not keep track of time, and is now used. The main thing is that no calendar can not predict the future of our planet or warn about something. This is my desk calendar ends on December 31 2010, but I call it just Armageddon. This is just the beginning of a new year. »
Morrison added that some refer to the predictions of Nostradamus, a 16th century visionary who claimed the end of the world in 2012. But there is no evidence that he did something correctly predicted.
He also touched on the theme of Internet discussions about the Milky Way, which somehow can change the Earth's gravitational field.
"Changing the rotation of the Earth is impossible. It has never happened and will never happen. " As a scientist added that although the Earth's magnetic polarity can be changed every 400 000 years, scientists do not believe that this will happen in the next couple of millennia, and there is no evidence that this might be some harm.
The name of the movie "2012" increases the fear and concerns related to the Year 2012. Like many Hollywood blockbuster "2012" using specific PR campaign, including viral marketing. The trailer of the film said that the truth is now hidden from the audience. Home refers to the scientific Faux website. The site claims to be the main site of the Institute of the human community absolutely fictitious organization. Visitors can sign up on their website and participate in the lottery, which will decide who will be saved when Armageddon comes.
"The whole screenplay in 2012 is false, energized by conventional Hollywood advertising companies about the crash in 2012. I only hope that most people are able to distinguish between imagination and reality of Hollywood movies ».
Morrison said that the growing interest in outer space, led to a general "Cosmophobia", that is, the fear of the cosmos.
He said that people increasingly began to worry about the magnetic field of the Sun, the solar storms, black holes and cracks in the galaxy.
"Previously, these facts were interesting for the study of astronomy, and now for many young people who have been reading misinformation about the end, it all became a target for terror. Kosmofobiya This will be one of the worst consequences and tightened in 2012 - people are afraid of astronomy and the universe. »