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Thesis: The year 2012 will be a pivotal time in our history. The events that take place will be catastrophic or revelatory and will be committed either by the hand of man through anticipation or by the hand of something greater.

It’s the dawn of December 21st 2012. The morning birds are singing and the fresh dew from the night before drips from the leaves to the ground. All seems well, but just before you breathe your sigh of relief the earth begins to tremble. As you run back to your house for safety you find it has caught fire from the lava pouring out of the earth.   People everywhere run in panic, not knowing where to run to. The apocalypse is here and the end has come.  
Will the world end in December, 2012? Will all hell come down on earth in a World War 3, nuclear holocaust fashion? Numerous apocalyptic theories about this date suggest so. These theories, like past apocalypse theories, are widely believed by the public and are causing much uncertainty about our once stable future.   No one can know for sure what the future holds but what we can be sure of is that the year 2012 will be a pivotal time in our history. The events that take place will be revelatory or catastrophic and will be committed either by the hand of man through anticipation or by the hand of something greater. However, as there is much expectation about an apocalypse there is also much well informed speculation that provides some hope.
The Ancient Mayans are most responsible for the great anticipation of this date. Their predictions about catastrophe are displayed on their calendars which are almost, if not equally, as accurate as our calendars today. Their astronomical genius goes unmatched through human history and should be enough to demand our attention on this subject.
The Ancient Maya loved time. Over the years they created calendars to accompany almost every aspect of their lives including pregnancy and the harvest. They even calculated the orbit of Venus with a margin of...

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