Apocalypse? No. Procrastinators need new excuses now that the Mayans got it wrong.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Mayans may or may not have predicted the apocalypse will occur on Dec. 21 -- just less than two weeks from now. Do you buy it?
Do you expect the world to end on Dec. 21, 2012? As the day draws near, NASA is getting in on the action. The agency created a page on its website devoted to debunking the Mayan apocalypse idea—not least because the Mayans never predicted any such thing. The date is simply the end of one time period that simply starts over. “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012,” NASA wrote. But maybe they're just fun-haters: there are a number of parties planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year, just in case the Earth explodes, or zombies run amok. With the "long count" calendar of the Ancient Mayans coming to an end that day, some people are a little…