NASA Quells "Doomsday" Fears

11/14/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Jonathan Wu

There apparently has been a spread of fear with the release of "2012," Roland Emmerich's most recent effort in thinking up how to annihilate things.

So much fear has been produced by the film that NASA felt the need to devote a few pages on its Web site to inform movie goers that the apocalypse will not be on the December 21, 2012.

If you have missed the ubiquitous movie trailers and ads and have yet to see the film, "2012" has been, for Emmerich, the most ambitious destruction project of his career as he visualizes the obliteration of the world according to the theories of the Mayan Calendar.

The NASA Web site repudiates the claims of the Mayan calendar, such as the end of time will come as an obscure planet crashes into Earth. NASA says the if such a collision was going to happen, the planet would be visible by the naked eye by now.

So, what do the scientists at NASA feel about the claim of an impending doomsday?

"For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012."

Here are the various pages posted by NASA on the subject:

Roland Emmerich's $200 million interpretation of the Mayan Calendar or NASA? Who do you trust?


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  1. Anas said...

    I agree, no one know, when the End (Doomsday) come, including ‘ethnic MAYA’. Maybe doomsday come tomorrow or today, no one knows.

  2. Admin said...

    I think it's coming next week with the release of New Moon. But we'll see! :-)