Do you believe that the world will end at the end of 2012?I have heard numerous discussions about this topic. I haven't choosen side yet but I find it intriguing to find out what other people think...

Do you believe that the world will end at the end of 2012?

I have heard numerous discussions about this topic. I haven't choosen side yet but I find it intriguing to find out what other people think about this topic. Please leave your post and explain why you do or do not believe that the world will end in 2012.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I have family members who believe this in a kind of goof-off way.  I am going to stop paying my bills at the end of this year?  No.

Some people say that the world will not end, but it will end as we know it.  This means that people will become more wise and the problems of today's world will disappear.  I don't really believe that either.  When I look on TV it seems as though some people are becoming enlightened but a lot more are becoming ignorant.  Ignorance is reinforced by niche-media, so I do not believe we are entering an age of enlightenment.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I don't even know why this topic keeps coming up unless it's still because of the movie 2012. This movie was a work of fiction, so I'm not sure why people are giving credence to it. However, I believe the world will end when it ends. It's how we live our lives that should be prime consideration.

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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I think that when or if the world ends we will not know about it before hand. It seems that every year someone makes a prediction that the world will come to an end on some particular date and it is yet to happen.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Just to underscore the reasonable point of the fact that there is little we can do even if we believe the world will end next year, we must always live our lives as though we will not have time to make up for any transgressions committed.  Certainly, there is but a gossamer thread that separates us from life and death, anyway.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Gee, I hope not.  I bought season tickets for football next year.  Seriously, though, if you look back at all the hubbub about the Year 2000 (Y2K) and how all the machines and computers would fail and chaos would ensue, it all turned out to be hype.

And from another point of view, consider that, even if the world was to end next year, would you be able to do anything about it?  Perhaps it's better for us all to spend our days not knowing when the end will come, for us or as a planet and race, so that we may enjoy them and the people around us as much as possible.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I don't in any way believe that the world is going to end on Dec 21, 2012.  I have lived through a number of dates that people claimed would be in some way cataclysmic (like the "Harmonic Convergence" of 1987) but which came and went without anything significant happening.

I don't believe that the Maya predicted that the world would end on that date.  I do believe that it's the end of one of their "long cycles," but I don't believe that this meant the world would end.  Even if they did predict it, I don't see why I would believe them.

I'm not one for this kind of stuff -- I'm very much of a believer in science, not in supernatural stuff so I don't worry about the world ending in 2012.

Here are a couple of links:

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/11/091106-2012-end-of-world-myths.html

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Do you believe that the world will end at the end of 2012?

I have heard numerous discussions about this topic. I haven't choosen side yet but I find it intriguing to find out what other people think about this topic. Please leave your post and explain why you do or do not believe that the world will end in 2012.

my opinion is that no one can predict the exact end of world because if u cant predict the exact life of human being or any creature then how can u predict the age or end of the world......

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