The end of the world. Introduction. End of the world Several ancient sources (Mayas, Chineses ) 1. The Origins : Mayan’s calendar 2. The scientists ’ theories 3. Censorship 4. 2012 in the entertainment Pierre Emmanuel Bourne. I. The origins : Mayan’s calendar.
End of the world
Severalancient sources (Mayas, Chineses)
1. The Origins : Mayan’scalendar
2. The scientists’ theories
4. 2012 in the entertainment
Pierre Emmanuel Bourne
Presentation of the Mayancivilization
Emerged in the latethird millenium BC JC
Peaked between the sixth century and the ninth AD.
Disappeared during the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century.
The Tzolkin cycle
The Haab cycle
3. December 21st 2012
Milestone in human history
Marks the end of cycles :
of 5 125 years The Tzolkin cycle
of 13 years The Haab cycle
What do you think about the Mayan predictions ?
Scientists’ theories for the end
Major destruction in 2012 due to :
- Reversal of magneticpoles
- Planetary alignment
2. Scientists’ theoriesagainst the end
The NASA’sscientiststhink :
- Reversal of polesmayhappen in 400,000 years
- Alignemntdoes not impact life on earth
Solar storm is predicted to be no different than the previous cycles in history
3. Why are the points of viewamongscientistssodifferent ?
Theories in science are sometimes on the opposite side
Scientists from several research centers choose different theories
To protect threat against peace and harmony
Reporters must be professional in the way they carry out their job
Freedom goes with its responsibility
THE BIGGEST PROBLEM OF CENSORSHIP:
• misinformation is being fed to the public
The government knows a lot about the 2012 Doomsday
That gives politics something big to worry about
To avoid panic, suicides...
(example: theft, contraction of credit, abuses),
“Two teenagers said they didn't want to see the end of the world so they were thinking of ending their lives.”
To reassure people by the fiction
Interrogation is a business to make money
Morality of the movie:
Money can buy your life
2012, the movie by Roland Emmerich
The viral marketing
Episode of X-files “ the truth”
Video game “Creed”
Volume 4 of “The Silver Surfer”
Pierre Emmanuel Bourne
Has the countdown already begun to a major change?
Will it be the end of the world or the end of a world?
Will there be a disaster or will the human race evolve towards another level of consciousness?