This book was devoted to debunking the mythos of the supposed end date of December 21, 2012, which many people believed was predicted by the ancient Maya. Written in the format of Galileo’s great work, Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences, this book begins on January 1, 2012 and consists of three life-long friends exchanging emails throughout the year on different aspects of the 2012 mythos. In the style of Galileo’s work, one friend is a believer in the mythos, a second one is a debunker and the third one is unsure and alternates between believing and being a skeptic. Each friend contributes to the conversation to generate a thorough understanding and explanation of the background of the claims, history of the Mayan people and calendar and the science involved with the predictions.
Galactic alignments, Mayan calendar end dates, Pleiades photon belts, the rogue planet Nibiru, polar axis shifts, supervolcanoes, Nostradamus and other extreme end-of-the-world claims are examined and shown to what they truly are – creative fiction sprung from some kernels of scientific fact.
Science News writer Tina Hesman Saey said, “If you’re waiting for an apocalypse on December 21, 2012, you’re in for a big disappointment, says Keating. The physicist’s book aims to reassure people that the world is not going to end, educate them about why and entertain along the way. He succeeds on all fronts.”
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