Thursday, December 13, 2012

NASA warns Mayan apocalypse stories pose threat to frightened children and suicidal teenagers

"While some are throwing fantastical Doomsday countdown parties, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing grave warnings that 2012 Mayan apocalypse rumors pose a real-life threat to frightened children and depressive teenagers.

"David Morrison, an astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center, said on Wednesday that he receives a large number of emails and letters from worried citizens, most often from young people. (...) "He made that announcement during an online video 'hangout' event hosted by NASA on Google+, calling the propagation of rumors on the Internet to frighten children ‘evil.’

"‘While this is a joke to some people and a mystery to others, there is a core of people who are truly concerned,’ Morrison said.

"NASA, a United States government agency, recently set up an information page on its website explaining why the world is not going to end on December 21, 2012.

"The apocalypse rumors and fears are based on misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar, as reported." Read more: 2012 Mayan apocalypse rumors pose a threat to frightened children and suicidal teenagers, says NASA - by Damian Ghigliotty 29 November 2012


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