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It’s only January 5th and already nervous chatter about “end of the world” fears has gone into high gear… except, of course, among those who know that there’s nothing to worry about. Still, I have heard rumors of people, many young people still in school, who don’t know the real information and have heard only the hoaxes put out by “doomsayers” online, citing at least half a dozen different ways the world is “supposed” to be destroyed in December of this year. None of them with any basis in reality, all of them trumped-up hearsay and nothing more than pure imagination.
Imagination is fun, of course, but not when it actually negatively affects people’s lives – and even potentially their safety.
NASA scientist David Morrison released the above video today in an attempt to quell any fears about 2012. He’s done this from time to time, most recently with the supposed threat from Comet Elenin (which, the world soon saw, was no threat at all… just like he said.)
David Morrison is the senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., where he participates in a variety of research programs in astrobiology — the study of the living universe.
Dr. Morrison obtained his doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University. He is the author of more than 155 technical papers and has published a dozen books. He has been a science investigator on NASA’s Mariner, Voyager and Galileo space missions.
In other words, David knows what he’s talking about.
Very nice of him to take the time to post this, in my opinion. But he is concerned that people don’t have all the right information, and doesn’t want to see anyone hurt themselves over unnecessary fears. So please, pass this on to anyone YOU know who might be concerned or misinformed about 2012… we should all try to have a great year and hopefully look forward to many more to come.
Also… watch this news spot about the Mayan calendar and how it doesn’t predict any apocalypse or end-of-days, merely the end of a calendar cycle.