Can you imagine in 999 A.D. how many predictions that the world would come to an end there might be? With no T.V. or internet it would be easy to get caught up in the moment by the mystics of the time.
In 1999 we saw the doom and gloom reports of the dreaded Y2K bug and its demise of the world economies. Y2K made a lot of people rich with their end of the world predictions.
Todays end of the world predictions are related to more sinister and global events. We are constantly hearing about terrorism, global warming, flu pandemics, and more. Could these all be signs that the end of the world is coming?
The Nostradamus prophesies have been very accurate in predicting certain world leaders rising to power and major events occurring. His prophesies were writing some 500 years ago and were accurate in predicting the demise of the World Trade Centers in 2001.
If you were to read Nostradamus prophesies it would be hard to deny that when he predicted the rise of Hitler, Napoleon, and the fall of the World Trade Centers that we should not give credence to prophesies related to today.
The Mayan Calendar is probably the most intriguing end of the world prediction. This very precise calendar ends on December 21, 2012. Could this be the end of the world as we know it?
But, who really knows if these end of the predictions are accurate? The only way to tell is to gather physical data and evaluate it for trends. Which way are these trends pointing and is there a convergence somewhere in the future?
If there is a convergence then the 2012 end of the world date may be valid. We should heed the warning and get prepared now.