The world didn't end -- yet
Staff writerIf you are reading this, then the world did not end today, as some thought it might. And chances are pretty good that the planet was not visited by a cataclysmic — pick one — earthquake, tsunami or volcanic eruption.
So much for another wacky end-of-the-world theory. The hypothesis that the world would be destroyed at the end of the 13th baktun cycle in the Maya calendar (which corresponds pretty closely with Dec. 21) was just plain wrong.
Nor, come to think of it, was the last much-publicized prophet of doom on target. That was Harold Camping, the Christian radio announcer who predicted that the rapture (and end of the world) would come on May 21, 2011. When that didn't happen, he recalibrated the date as Oct. 21, 2011. He has since given up predicting disasters.
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"The world didn't end -- yet", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 24/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-world-didn-t-end-yet