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The entire world is already horrified because of the tremendous havoc that this pandemic has wrecked on every sector of our society. Just when we thought the world could not get any worse, a new conspiracy has popped up. We all remember watching the mystic Hollywood blockbuster 2012 in which the end of the world was depicted, with a handful of survivors left which would continue the human generation. The movie was based on the concept given by the Malayan calendar, according to which, the end of 2012 marked the end of life on Earth.
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Theory Presented In The New York Times
The New York Times sparked the debate with an article stating that the previous theory suggested that the end of Malayan calendar, which was marked in 2012, is the end of the human life on this planet. However, that concept might have been completely misinterpreted because according to the Julian calendar, the year 2020 is in fact the year of 2012. The Georgian calendar that we today follow has added about 11 days in each year, which over time has accounted for additional 8 years.
Renowned scientist Paolo Tagaloguin in his tweet also concurred to this theory added fuel to the fire by presenting the actual math behind this theory. He stated: “Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in the year 2012. The number of days lost in a year due to the transition into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days. For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years”.
December 21, 2012 would then eventually end up being June 21, 2020. And this date already marks a somewhat sinister touch to it. The longest solar eclipse to date around the world will take place on this day. People are of the view that such an astronomical event and mass deaths around the world very well indicate that we are indeed nearing the end of the world. So, will the world come to an end on 21 June?
Astrophysicists Are Calling It A Hoax
The scientific community has jumped on the seen and is seen completely rubbishing all such claims which refer to a sudden and unexplained end of the world. Hasan Al Hariri is the CEO of the Dubai Astronomy Group and he is saying that calling a commonly occurring astronomical event something that indicates the end of the world is completely bogus and illiterate of conspiracy theorists.
Hasan Al Hariri was of the view that science is an elegant understanding of life and this solar eclipse is a golden chance to educate people and kill all superstitions. Any person who has a scientific brain, and is not necessarily a scientist, would never accept such baseless arguements.
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