Leading scientists around the world have rubbished the 2012 myths. But the deluded new-age types and crazed conspiracy theorists still insist we're either heeding towards Armageddon or there will be something 'major' happen. Funny none of them know what that something is!
Perhaps you've been worried. Perhaps you're fearful. But you've come to the right place. Take a deep breath... the world will carry on is normal in 2012. In fact, we're already a couple of months into 2012 and nothing has happened.
These are the five scientific facts that prove the conspiracy that the world will end in 2012 is not true.
The Nibiru theory
2012 myth: A planet called 'Nibiru' will collide with the earth in December 2012.
Fact: The planet Nibiru does not exist. It has never been seen by any astronomers. The claim was first made by an obscure sci-fi author and was latched onto by conspiracy theorists.
They claim that the planet is ''invisible'' but this is impossible. It would also be impossible for the government to conceal a new planet as it would be tracked by academics and amateur astronomers worldwide.
Fact: There have been thousands of calendars in use over the years.
Calendars, whether contemporary or ancient, cannot predict the future of our planet or warn of things to happen on a specific date such as 2012.
Digital clocks reset at 23.59 each night to 00.00 but the world continues. Calendars go from December 31 to January 1 each year but the world continues.
2012 myth: The end of the world in 2012 coincides with a prediction by sixteenth century philospher and visioanry Nostradamus.
Many 2012 belivers have taken as truth Nostradamus' interpretation that something will happen in 2012.
Fact: There's no evidence that Nostradamus has correctly predicted anything. His vague writings are based on imagery and metaphor and can be interpreted in many different ways.
2012 myth: An alignment of planets in our galaxy, the Milky Way, could revers the Earth's rotational or disrupt the Earth's gravitational field.
Fact: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. It has never happened and never will. It would be like a basketball that is spinning on somebody's finger suddenly stopping and going the other way.
With regard to the Earth's gravitational field, the magnetic polarity of Earth does take place around every 400,000 years but scientists don't believe it will take place for another few millennia and there is no evidence it would do any harm.