While there’s certainly been much debate about whether or not 12/21/2012 is literally the end of the world as we currently know it, there are several noted authorities that should be consulted when it comes to planetary matters, and one such authority is NASA.

As an organization that comprises the best and the brightest scientific minds that the world has to offer, NASA has never hinted at the possibility that the world is going to come to an end on 21 December 2012, which should be of some comfort to those that are stockpiling food and water in anticipation of a worldwide cataclysmic event of epic proportions.  There simply isn’t any concrete evidence that suggests that our way of life is going to come to a screeching halt on 12/21/2012, which is only a little more than ten days from today.

However, fear generates profits and there are those that have built their entire careers around the Mayan Calendar and its purported doomsday prophecy, which no one seems to be able to confirm.  Today, there are multiple books and DVDs that one can purchase and that do a spectacular job of forecasting the end of the world, however, the ten million dollar question that has yet to be answered is what will happen to the individuals that have devoted their entire careers to 12/21/2012 when everyone is still here on 12/22/2012?

Surely these individuals haven’t contemplated the possible political and financial ramifications and repercussions that may follow once their grandiose doomsday predictions fail to manifest themselves. We’re told that solar flares are going to scorch the earth and that hordes of zombies are going to rise up against the helpless humans while their terrified government officials hide themselves inside a series of pre-constructed underground shelters that have enough food and water to last the occupants for three to four years.  And we’re also told by those that are not paranormal investigators that the mysterious and illusive Planet X is going to appear prior to a group of aliens invading the planet earth.

Well, the respected former museum space science curator and former NASA consultant to Walter Cronkite and to CBS News, Richard C. Hoagland has a very different take on 12/21/2012, and he has stated on many different occasions that the world isn’t going to come to an end. Richard C. Hoagland is an authority when it comes to space and science and he would definitely know if the world were going to suddenly come to an end.

For most people that follow mainstream science 12/21/2012 is simply the beginning of the December Solstice.

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA —

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