The end of the world will come a few days before Christmas,
according to a new conspiracy theory based on their diary
Yeast and a rare celestial phenomenon that will happen next week.
But how did another absurd conspiracy theory that he supports come about?
that the world will end on December 21?
A few months ago, an evangelical pastor, Paul Begley,
predicted that the end of the world would come on December 21, 2020,
based on the Mayan calendar and the coupling of two planets
which will happen on that date, which incidentally is also the
On December 21, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will get so close
very much to each other that will look like a double planet. This will mark the first coupling of the two planets, which will form the so-called “Christmas star”.
Jupiter and Saturn will be only 0.06º apart.
This is about 1/5 of the diameter of the Moon.
The last time this happened was on March 4, 1226.
The two planets also came close in 1600, but the phenomenon was not visible from Earth. On Monday, December 21, weather permitting, the celestial phenomenon will be visible around the world.
A conspiracy theory surfaced last June
according to which we misread their diary
Maya and the date was not calculated correctly. According to Pastor Begley, the Mayan calendar mentions December 21 as extremely important.
“Jupiter and Saturn will be as close as they were in 1623
“And that will not happen again for the next 500 years,” the pastor said in a YouTube video.
“This is so rare and the winter solstice will happen,
on December 21, 2020. The Mayans say this could certainly be the end of the world as we know it. “
It’s not clear what the Indiana pastor thinks,
who is famous for his crazy predictions that it will happen on that date.
It is clear that the pastor’s allegations are not based on scientific evidence
or at least moves in the field of logic. After all, he has made other predictions in the past about the fate of the world, which has not yet come.
What is the Mayan calendar?
The Mayan calendar is a system of three interconnected
diaries and almanacs used by various cultures of Central America. It dates back to the 5th century BC. and is still used today in some Mayan communities.
It consists of three separate corresponding calendars: the Long Count,
the Tzolkin (divine calendar) and the Haab (political calendar). Tzolkin and Haab identify the days and every 52 years they connect and create a new calendar cycle.
The Mayans believed that the universe had been destroyed many times and was being re-created at the beginning of every cosmic cycle. When the theory of the fate of the universe was released on December 21, 2012, NASA had disproved these rumors.
“Where is the evidence for all these catastrophes or the dramatic changes that will take place in 2012? Where is the science? Where is the evidence? ” had stated the space agency.
“There is no evidence to support all these fictitious claims, whether they are in books, movies, documentaries or on the Internet, and we cannot change that.” Fullbright scientist and researcher Paolo Tagaloguin, who seems to believe the pastor’s prediction, however, made a post on Twitter saying that “according to the Julian calendar, we are in 2012”.
According to the scientist, “the number of days lost in a year due to the transition to the Gregorian Calendar is 11. Using this calendar for 268 years (1752-2020), this means 11 days = 2,948 days. “If we divide 2,948 by 365 (days) it equates to 8 years,” wrote Paolo Tagaloguin.
Of course, according to the researcher’s calculations, the Earth should have been destroyed on June 21, 2020. Which of course did not happen.