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These questions and answers were gathered by various members of the 2012hoax.org team.
Who are you?
We are a group of people from all walks of life, and from many different parts of the world. See the About Us page for more information.
Aren't you over-reacting?
If you feel like we are over-reacting, then congratulations, you probably saw through the hoax from the beginning! However, a lot of people have been misled, lied-to, and taken advantage of by this hoax. This website seeks only to bring peace, calmness and clarity to those people. If it's not for you, then no problem. Since we're not selling anything it doesn't matter if you read it or not.
Why should I trust what you say?
- We know what we are talking about. This site is written and maintained primarily by amateur and professional astronomers, with input from various other scientists including geologists, archaeologists, anthropologists and others.
- We fact-check our articles. We don't guarantee that everything you read here is true, but we make a concerted effort to make it factual, and where we speculate, we say that we are speculating.
- We constantly review and revise. People read our articles, and they make comments. Sometimes the comments are suggestions, and when the suggestions are good they get incorporated into the articles. People bring up points that we hadn't thought of.
- New material is looked at and reviewed by several members. Recently one contributor was surprised when an error was discovered in their article within a few hours. Several of us are sticklers for accuracy, and we function much like Wikipedia in this regard. The primary authors have gotten used to having embarrassing errors found in their work shortly after publication. But, we correct them quickly.
Are you all atheists?
No. The belief systems of the contributors is not known in most cases, but the ones that are known range from athiest and agnostic, to christian and wiccan.
Why do you think 2012 is a hoax?
It is a hoax because none of the claims made to support it actually bear up under examination. Even under a very cursory examination most of the claims break down. None of the claims have any evidence to support them. Note: "evidence" is not the plural of "story". Just because a lot of people are saying something does not make that something true. This in and of itself does not make it a hoax, just wrong. What makes it a hoax is that we believe that many of the proponents do not believe what they are saying themselves.
We also believe that nearly all proponents of the 2012 hoax have financial motivations. They would like to make money off of it.
Why would someone create a hoax like this?
One word: Money. If you are an author, you can tap into a ready-made audience by writing a book about 2012. Then, it is in your best interest to keep the thing going, so you can sell more books.
Isn't that a bit cynical of you, accusing them of just being interested in money?
Yes. Next question?
How much money are you making off of this website?
How much money is NASA paying you to be an agent of disinformation?
Double the amount we're making off of the website.
How do you account for the Mayan Prophecy?
Doesn't the Mayan calendar end on December 21st, 2012?
No. According to some researchers the Mayan calendar reaches the end of a cycle, and the beginning of a new one, on that date. There is no evidence that the Maya thought that this would be the end of the calendar, or the end of the world. Other researchers feel that the calendar continues using higher order cycles. But here's the thing: regardless of whether the Mayan calendar ends, or ends a cycle, it has no relevance to us today! See the Mayan Calendar page for more details.
What will happen when the planets align in 2012?
The planets don't align in 2012. See the Planetary Alignment page.
What will happen when the Earth and Sun align with the center of the galaxy.
The same thing that happened when they 'aligned' this year — nothing. They don't actually align anyway. See the Galactic Alignment page.
Are we going to cross the galactic plane in 2012?
No, not even close. See the Galactic Plane page for details.
Is there an asteroid, or comet, or planet that is going to hit us in 2012?
No. Any large object would have been detected by the hundreds of thousands of amateur astronomers who are scattered all over the world. See the Doomsday Objects page for more information.
What will happen to us when the poles shift in 2012?
Won't there be a giant movement of the earth's crust in 2012?
No. See our Crustal Displacement page.
Isn't there going to be a major solar storm in 2012?
We can't predict solar storms any better than we can predict hurricanes. We can predict that a certain time period will be more or less active, but that's about it. There is no prediction of a solar storm in 2012. See the Solar Flares page for a more in-depth discussion of this and the solar cycle.
Will there be large earthquakes in 2012?
Probably. We have large earthquakes every year.
What about all the different sources that point to 2012?
You mean like the Chinese, the Hopi, the Maya, the Aztec, the Sumerians, the web.bot, Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, and Mother Shipton?
Most of those are made up. The only ones that specify 2012 in any way are the Maya, and they did not predict any dangerous events for that date. The Aztec did not use the long count calendar as far as we know. We have pages discussing Mother Shipton, Nostradamus, and the I Ching (chinese) versions. We're working on one for the web bot. The Sumerians were brought into the story via Zecharia Sitchin and Nibiru, and had no prediction for 2012.
When will Nibiru be visible from the U.S.?
On the twelfth of never. Nibiru doesn't exist.
I've seen pictures that people took of Planet X
We've seen them too. The people taking these pictures are using inexpensive cameras and taking pictures of the sun. That causes internal reflections and 'ghost' images of the sun. Planet X doesn't exist.
Can I link to your site?
Of course. Drop us a note to let us know that you have done so.
Can I copy a page from your site?
Please do so. Our site is licensed under the Creative Commons, Non Commercial, Share-alike License v3.0. This means you can copy any page, and post it in full or in part, or as part of another work, provided you do so for non-commercial purposes, and you provide attribution back to 2012hoax.org, and that your use of this work is also released under the same license. You may do so without any specific permission from us. If you wish to bypass any of these terms, you will need to obtain permission from us (which we usually are happy to give).
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