I don't believe that the END of the world is going to happen in 2012, however, I do believe that the beginning of the end will take place. I watched a show on the History channel not too long ago, and it was about Nostradamus' predictions regarding the end of the world. Many of the people who "interpretted" Nostradamus' predictions claim that he was trying to hint that changes will begin to take place in 2012. These changes will take place over many years, and unfortunately, these changes will impact humanity to the point where it will end. Weather patterns, wars, etc. will all take place and ultimately lead to our destruction. This is what I believe. As for the Mayans, who's calender just so happened to stop in the year 2012, well maybe they just didn't feel like writing anymore!!!