Does the earthquake in Haiti have anything to do with 2012 prediction?

Asked Jan 22, 2010
Edited Jan 22, 2010
No. The main cause of the disaster in Haiti is the fact that it's the poorest country on Earth. It is because of their poverty that their buildings were not built very well because they couldn't afford the materials to make buildings that could hold up well against an earthquake. For example, every video and picture I've seen of the damage, I haven't seen a single piece of rebar. Granted, it was a 7.0 on a scale of 1.0 to 9.0, so it was a bad earthquake, but if they had proper reinforcements for their buildings, the damage wouldn't be NEARLY as bad as it is.

Furthermore, the 2012 prediction is just a huge load of bull. For starters, just because the Mayan calendar ended on 12/21/12, doesn't mean that's when the world is expected to end. I mean for starters, it's not like they had computers to generate calendars automatically till the end of time, so their calendar had to end some time. Second of all, it's part of the human condition to expect an end. People expect the end of the day, the end of their lives, there's always an end to think of. People need to expect an end of the world, but that doesn't mean it's really coming. And lastly, this kinda adds onto the last point, there have been over 200 predicted dates for the end of the world, almost all of which haven't come true (I say almost all simply because they haven't all come to pass yet), I mean remember Y2K? We're still here, aren't we? You can see more examples here: It's a list of 220 predicted dates for the end of the world.

So in conclusion, the two aren't related because 1) The disaster in Haiti is a result of poverty, poor building structure, and a natural disaster. 2) 2012 isn't going to happen. And lastly, 3) It's 2010, not 2012, so why on Earth would the two be related?
Answered Jan 23, 2010
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