Experts disagree over Mayan prediction for end of the world

Experts disagree over Mayan prediction for end of the world

Experts disagree over Mayan prediction for end of the world

Updated 20 December 2012, 12:39 AEST

Tomorrow, December 21, is the end of the world as we know it, according to some interpreters of the Mayan calender.

This is even though experts say there is nothing specific in the Mayan prophecy about the world actually ending.

 
Nevertheless, people across the globe are taking precautionary measures like building self-sufficient pods and converging on a pyramid shaped mountain in Serbia seeking salvation from its magnetic force. 
 
We hear a range of views, including Dr Joseph Gelfer who authored 2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse, Melbourne resident Robert Bast, author of Survive 2012 who moved his family to a safe house and Donald K. Yeomans from NASA.
 
 
 
Presenter: Phil Kafcaloudes
Speakers: Dr Joseph Gelfer, author of 2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse
Robert Bast, author of website and book Survive 2012 
Donald K. Yeomans, senior research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Phil Kafcaloudes

Phil Kafcaloudes

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Host of Radio Australia's daily morning talk program.  In his nearly 30 years in the media industry, Phil has been a radio presenter, TV reporter and the ABC's journalism trainer.  

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