2012, many people

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2012, many people

2012, many people are saying that crazy things are going to happen. I've heard natural dissasters, the poles switching, and even becoming one with our higher beings. What do you guys think about this?

submitted by Mayr S., age 11, new york
(August 18, 2008 - 10:59 am)

Natural disasters maybe, but the rest is baloney. I suppose they say the world is going to end. But I have heard that washington is going to get a major earthquake soon.

submitted by Emily L., age 13, WA
(August 18, 2008 - 12:19 pm)

Well, there's an ancient Aztec prediction that the world will end in 2012.  The Aztecs also predicted the exact date of arrival and appearance of the Spanish, so people are freaking out.  Remember that they also freaked out about Y2K, but nothing happened, did it?  Who knows what'll happen?  It's got another 3-4 years.  It's in God's hands, no need to worry.

submitted by Shannon L., age 14, California
(August 18, 2008 - 8:44 pm)

The Aztecs never predicted that. It was a mistranslation.

submitted by The Man For Aeiou, age 12, Museica
(August 19, 2008 - 12:39 pm)

I don't beleive it. Some groups said the world was going to end a couple of years ago in August, but we're all still here.

submitted by Emily L., age 13, Washington stat
(August 19, 2008 - 3:50 pm)

I agree, we never know what will happen. The world could end in 2012, or it could stay the same.

submitted by Aidan Mc., age 12, California
(August 19, 2008 - 11:41 pm)

I agree with you

submitted by Meadow K., age 10, IL
(September 4, 2008 - 10:08 am)

What? Washington State, or DC? Because I live in WA, and I haven't heard anything about that...

Oh, and the world is totally going to end in 2012. =P

submitted by Cat's Meow, age 13, WA
(August 30, 2008 - 10:06 pm)

yes but the book ishmael says that if humans continue to wage war against the elements we will eventually kill ourselves or we will be forced to starve to death by over population. also the aztecs didnt no much of the world thst why they thought the spanish were actually there gods. so they might have ment the end of the world as being the end of modern mexico or maybe even the end of the americas.

submitted by simon k., age 13, new york
(August 19, 2008 - 10:45 am)

Um, I've never heard of the Book Ishamael. Is it in the Koran, or something? I was thinking of like, in the Bible, and I've never heard of the book of Ishmael. Just curious.

submitted by Isha O. , age 13, Washington
(September 7, 2008 - 4:54 pm)

No, it's just an environmental novel. The book Ishmael, not Book Ishmael.  

submitted by poeonearth13
(March 24, 2009 - 2:55 pm)

also there isnt a fault line near enough to dc for there to be a earthquake there.

submitted by simon k., age 13, new york
(August 19, 2008 - 10:45 am)

I think Emily was talking about Washington the state, not DC.  Am I right, Emily?

submitted by Hannah R., age 13, New York
(August 19, 2008 - 3:01 pm)

Yes, youre right.

submitted by Emily L., age 13, WA
(August 19, 2008 - 3:47 pm)

I don't know if the world the is going to end but the natural disasters and pole switching seems possible.  Obviously a natural disaster could happen in 2012, natural disasters happen all the time (really big earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, etc). The pole switching sounds crazy but aparently it's possible. I recently watched a program on Discover (or maybe history) channel about solar flares. Big enough solar flares can mess with the magnetic poles and cause them to flip. Get this...scientists predict the next big solar flare in 2012! Now about the Mayas. The Mayas had a lot of prophesis (how is that spelled?). The fact that they thought conquistadors were Gods could be considered a fluke. It's easy to look back and make prophesies fit what is happening.

submitted by Wendy C., age 15, Ohio
(August 19, 2008 - 3:24 pm)

Wendy is right, but a pole switch won't happen till another 80 to 100 years, probably more, because the pole moves constantly naturally, and in 2050 it's supposed to be over Greenlend. But it's picking up speed.

submitted by Simon K., age 13, New York
(August 19, 2008 - 6:21 pm)