Did the world end in 2012? No it did not.- Brian Cheong
This video, posted on 2011, stated that the world would end in 2012. The video states 5 alleged facts that proves the end of the world.
Fact 1- The video states that the Mayan calendar ends on December 21. According to the video, this shows that the world will end as well. While the Mayan calendar might indeed end on December 21, it does not mean the entire world will as well. The argument is horrendously invalid and therefore unsound.
Fact 2- The video states that the I Ching prophecies states that the world will end in December 21, 2012. However, this is untrue as the I Ching itself does not mention the end of the world. A discredited scientist using methods disregarded by the scientific community “discovered” that the I Ching prophecies predicts the end of the world. The argument is also invalid one ancient text stating the end of the world does not directly mean it would happen. The argument is invalid and untrue.
Fact 3- The video states that a rapid and sudden geomagnetic reversal will confuse birds, cause solar flares, etc. The video also mentions that some scholars believe in it. However, it does not mention that almost all scientists in the field believe such an event will take 1000-10000 years to complete and no one knows when one will begin. This argument is untrue and also invalid as a geomagnetic reversal will not bring a sudden and complete end of the world in one day.
Fact 4- The video states that a black hole alignment between the Sun and the Earth will cause mass havoc on Earth. However, despite the video’s claim, that statement has no scientific basis as the alleged black hole (Sagittarius A) is 30000 light years away. It is simply too far away to impact the Earth in significant ways. Also, even the video states that the same event happened in 1998, and nothing significant happened then. This argument is untrue and invalid.
Fact 5- The video states that a computer program called the Web Bot, which has predicted events such as stock market crashes, predicted the end of the world. However, predicting human caused stock market crashes and the end of the world is totally different. Just cause the program can do one does not mean it can do the other. Therefore, the legitimacy of Web Bot is put into question. The argument is invalid.