The approach of December 21, 2012 means ever more disaster mongers and ever more innocent victims who fall prey to these disaster mongers. This thread will act as a collect-all for all things 2012. The world will not end on December 21, 2012. So why all this disaster mongering? Simple: There is money to be made in hawking 2012 as the end of everything, and lots of it. The movie 2012, for example, grossed over $700 million. 2012 books are selling at a ferocious rate. Some facts: The world will not end on December 21, 2012. Period. The Mayan calendar does not end on that date. That date is more akin to December 31, 999 in our calendar. The next year has a lot of zeros and a new digit. BTW, disaster mongers made lots of money back in 999. This hawking of the end of the world is a very old profession. There is no Planet X or Nibiru. The Earth is not going to flip upside down in 2012, or anytime in the next several million years. The Earth does undergo magnetic field reversals, but these are not instantaneous events. Saying that one will happen on a specific date, let alone in a specific year, is fallacious. These reversals happen every 400,000 years -- and life has lived on through each of them, The Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012. The solar system is in fact dozens of light years away from the galactic plane. Here is a good site regarding 2012: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html This thread is not a place to hawk a 2012 disaster theory. It is a place to debunk them. It is also a place to help placate the nerves of those who have have bought into or are concerned about the hype. Any new threads on 2012 will either be merged into this thread, locked, or deleted.