But don't bother telling that to your weird cousin in his doomsday shelter, he won't believe you anyway.
Especially after you tell him that the latest reassurance is coming from the mouth of the gasp U.S. Government!?
Yes, the government of the United States or at least someone with access to their USA.gov web portal has dedicated an entire blog post to making sure you know that we're all going to be here to drink a little too much on Christmas Eve.
"False rumors about the end of the world in 2012 have been commonplace on the Internet for some time. Many of these rumors involve the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 (it won’t), a comet causing catastrophic effects (definitely not), a hidden planet sneaking up and colliding with us (no and no), and many others," they say.
"The world will not end on December 21, 2012, or any day in 2012."
IN 2012? What do you know, USAgov?
The U.S. government is relying on NASA's previous debunking for their proof that the world will keep turning in a little over two weeks time. NASA says that "the world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."
If you want to watch a bunch of NASA scientists tear apart each bogus doomsday prophecy one by one, check out this recent Google Hangout: