End of Days is transferred to 20 years
End oof Days will happen no sooner than twenty years, most likely, do not get it. He has disappointed us at all "expectations" of 2012: The Earth is not a raid on the celestial axis, the asteroid to Earth, probably will not fall, but Maya did not mean disaster, and the global changes that are waiting world. The only serious danger threatening our planet today, is not in space and on Earth itself - it's volcanoes.
Maya does not pessimists
Why did not figure in 2012 so terrible as it scared? The Maya had several calendars. One of them, based on a system of accounts "tsolkin," had special meaning. According to him, 260 days. These 260 days were divided into two parallel series, 20 and 13 days. Each of the 13 days had a fancy name: Kib (Yellow Warrior) Entsab (White Mirror), Hish (white wizard) and so on. Within thirty days of the cycle have the same name, but the first 7 of them repeated. For industrial purposes the Maya Haab calendar used with familiar to us 365 days a year. Months, however, it was 18.
Finally, Maya has been the so-called long-time reference system. It used dvedtsatirichnye, vosemnadtsatirichnye trinadtsatirichnye and counting system. In terms of a usual decimal values in it reach astronomical values: a tunnel it is 360 days, and one piktun - 7890 years and 150 days. There is in him, and two values, an order of magnitude larger piktuna.
So, the end of the world referred to by the Maya, is actually only the date on which the cycle time of three Mayan calendars. Mikhail Prokopenko says that even if we accept this version of the truth, fear is still not worth it. Mayan end of the cycle is not considered a disaster, and global and happy upgrading. Nobody, of course, does not guarantee that this is the update will not be subject to certain shocks, but planetary catastrophe can be expected.
Another argument in favor of the end of all life December 21, 2012 called the fact that the winter solstice sun and the earth line will be directed to the center of the universe. If you believe - it's not true. First of all, something like that happens every year. Second, this line will be at 7 degrees, or 14 diameters of the sun, deviate from the center of the universe. Finally, even if it is true, then no it is not fraught with consequences.
Until now, physicists do not know a single asteroid, the probability of collision with Earth is more than one hundredth of a percent. That does not mean that the asteroid falls to Earth: it is possible, scientists simply do nothing about it know.
The only thing that can provoke a catastrophe of global scale - it's volcanoes are located in seismic zones in Japan, California, the Pacific Islands. However, this danger in the next year we passed, as before serious eruptions should always be a period of years in the 10 - 20 of seismic activity, where the volcanoes are gaining their destructive potential. Should this occur, Petersburg would still be safe - it is located on an old stove with low seismic activity.
Fox apologized to Jews for the survey of Christ's death
The Latin American branch of the Fox TV apologized to the Jewish community for the poll, which asked viewers to respond, whether the Jews are responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. It is reported by Associated Press.
The survey was posted on Facebook-page TV National Geographic, owned by Fox, and was made to advertise the Christmas documentaries. In a survey of television viewers were asked to choose who they believe are responsible for the death of Jesus Christ, Pontius Pilate, the Jewish high priests and the Jewish people.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Buenos Aires, studied the history of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, called the survey reference to the same propaganda that "led to the persecution and extermination of Jews for two millennia." The center also recalled the decision taken by the Second Vatican Council in 1965. According to him, the Catholic Church withdrew from the Jews all the responsibility for the death of Christ.
According to Fox Television representative Lucero Guadalupe (Guadalupe Lucero), a survey was immediately removed from the site, and Latin American leadership the company has made every effort to avoid a repeat incident.
Fox franchise was launched in Latin America in 1993. The package of television channels in Latin America include Canal Fox, Fox Life, National Geographic, Baby TV, Bien Simple, and others. In Fox TV also has an English website Fox News Latino, dedicated to the Latino community living in the United States.