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Asked by lachy to Steven, Arti, Dustin, James on 15 May 2012. This question was also asked by james, princess3498.
I’m tempted to say no. But that would not be scientific. Scientists (I’m talking about experimentalists) can never prove anything to be 100% true. Everything is subject to some level of error and a very important part of science is understanding the sources of error in your experiment or observation and understanding how those errors affect your conclusions. So, I cannot categorically say that the world will not end this year. However, I estimate that there is less than one chance in a billion that this will happen, so a probability of less than 0.0000001% Probably much, much less. So, don’t stress about it.
It would be terribly unscientific of me to say that it definitely will not but I can say this, all of the current theories suggesting it will are based on mythology and there is no proven scientific evidence that it will.
As the others have pointed out, it is unscientific to make a categorical statement and declare that the world will not end this year. However, i will behave as though it isnt going to end this year, and keep my holiday plans for next year locked in.
As a scientist I would have to say we can’t be completely sure but there is no evidence that the world will end. Not yet anyway.
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Hi Lachy and James,
I really hope not as i have a holiday planned for next year. It should be ok, I dont think i will cancel my holiday
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I heard it was just the end date of a 5,125 year long mesoamerican calender
weve had about 515 leap years since ceaser invented the calender in 45 bc, but the mayan calender didn’t have leap years, so technically the world souldve ended 7 mounths ago, if you believe in 2012 being the end. and i thought i was bad at math!
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