Ok, by now everyone has heard of the Aztec calendar that "ends" in December 2012 and which may or may not mean the end of the world, depending on your interpretation. And there is the film 2012 which is the latest in a long series of natural disaster movies, based on this prediction. Now CNN is running a piece where they ask NASA if it's true the world is ending in 2012 and NASA of course says no. WFT?? How would NASA know? I mean they would know if there is an asteroid on collision course, but other than that what makes them the experts. They wouldn't know any more than anyone else if there will be an all out nuclear war, a virulent new superbug etc. Is it just me, or does the concept of asking NASA about the end of the world seem bizarre. Maybe they are focusing more on the movie and the movie is about an asteroid collision?? I admit I don't know that much about the movie but I'll probably go see it. I have the greatest respect for NASA, but I don't think I'd go to them on a question like this. This is not a debate on the Aztec calendar or the movie. Believe what you want - I don't care. The question is -- Given that popular culture is now obsessed with Dec. 2012, would the authority to go be NASA?? I'm just not getting it. Thanks.