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Doomsday: Is the world really going to end on December 21, 2012?

[ Updated 20 Nov 2012, 15:59:20 ]
Doomsday: Is the world really going to end on December 21, 2012?

Is the world really going to end on December 21 2012? That is perhaps the most frequently asked question today. The short answer is most likely no.




The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012.

This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship.

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