So why leave it to chance? There are many Christians and Skeptics that believed that the end of the world would not come on December 21, 2012 but rather when Jesus comes, Muhammand comes, or when the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster comes flying down to Springfield, Missouri. For me, it's the matter of scientific self-preservation when you're testing the extremely huge hypothesis that the Mayans came up hundreds of years ago.
First, to test the hypothesis, you have to come up with the hypothesis that is testable. Then you come up with the variables like the dependent variable and the independent variable. Then you test the idea out when the time is right. Then you record and analyze the successes and failures of the hypothesis and redo the steps again to make sure it's correct.
There are some hypotheses that you guys will be able to test based on chance and December 21, 2012.
The NWO: The totalairian government takes over the world and decreases the population by means of population control. They enslave the rest of the people and put RFIDs in them.
Planet X: A planet comes around and disrupts life on earth as we know it.
Natural Disasters: Increase up to the point of mass destruction
Polar Shift: A polar shift last every 100,000 years at the least
Attack of Killer Space Aliens: The Aliens come to Earth but some cannot be peaceful especially the Reptilian overlords.
Attack of the Machines: Robots turn malevolent at the beginning of the twenty first century. Perhaps that was too early until the middle of the 22nd century when the androids attack the humans.
And the last but not the least.
The asteroid: The same one that turned Earth into the Eloi and Morlock infested realm in the 2002 version of The Time Machine
Some may be scientifically viable or maybe non at all. But if you play the 2012 roulette, I'll let you be the judge.