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I read somewhere that on average the worlds supposed to end once every two years. I'm not going to bother with this.

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Written in 3114 B.C. and ends in 2012?

I have a vision of the original author looking up from his desk and saying "Geez, I'm tired! This thing has gotten LONG! This is enough, I'm stopping here! Who cares what happens after 2012?"

I mean, they had to stop somewhere! Do we expect that they should have made a calendar that never ended?

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Written in 3114 B.C. and ends in 2012?

I have a vision of the original author looking up from his desk and saying "Geez, I'm tired! This thing has gotten LONG! This is enough, I'm stopping here! Who cares what happens after 2012?"

I mean, they had to stop somewhere! Do we expect that they should have made a calendar that never ended?

:lol:

The calendar is in fact carved into the shape of a wheel, so it's obvious that the idea was that it's a cycle. Their remarkable calendar included many different intervals, including part of the cycle of planet Venus, and it is apparently a very accurate calendar, able to "work" in a repeated cycle for thousands of years with only minimal error. Unlike ours which seems to need constant adjustments, leap year, and those extra seconds of no-time we keep adding between 11:59:59 and 12:00:00 on new years eve.

There is evidence that they had an excellent understanding of astronomy, and knew about the phases of Venus, and possibly about complex solar cycles. It's said that one of their elders prophesied the end of their culture, when a white devil comes across the sea on a floating island (Cortez?). Who knows how they understood it, apparently they ate lots of magic mushrooms.

To me it seems that 2012 is just a really big, big, Mayan new years eve. The rest is just foolishness meant to be a distraction for movie goers

Edited by Sir Bandelot

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So uh, why would people assume that some ancient civilization would have some kind of inside scoop on when the world is ending anyway?

Personally I am not sweating this one. Every doomsday prediction ever made has turned out completely wrong, and I am confident that the trend will continue.

The trailers for the movie look completely idiotic, however. "Thank goodness we've escaped in our airplane. Now, let's fly our airplane between all these collapsing buildings!"

-k

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So uh, why would people assume that some ancient civilization would have some kind of inside scoop on when the world is ending anyway?

Personally I am not sweating this one. Every doomsday prediction ever made has turned out completely wrong, and I am confident that the trend will continue.

The trailers for the movie look completely idiotic, however. "Thank goodness we've escaped in our airplane. Now, let's fly our airplane between all these collapsing buildings!"

-k

It's the 15km wide NEO stony-iron asteroid that we didn't notice that'll give us the dinosaur-like surprise. Even a keen eyed Mayan astronomer wouldn't have been able to spot it.

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/neo/pha.html

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I have read that if Research in Motion ever goes bankrupt......

I'd be screwed. I am quite fond of my work blackberry. It has become an essential tool for my I.T. work.

Kimmy

So uh, why would people assume that some ancient civilization would have some kind of inside scoop on when the world is ending anyway?

I recall seeing some shows as a kid that talked about ancient cultures and the end of the world. The Myans and the Egyptians both seem to have this notion in mind. The Myan calander goes up to 2012, and inside the great pyramid there is a pathway to the top middle of it. A foot is to represent a year or something of that nature, and the end of the line is about 2012 (middle of the pyramid)

http://2012wiki.com/index.php?title=Great_...stone_calendar)

Now of two cultures on opposite sides of the planet came to the same conclusion without interacting with each other. It may give it more legitimacy. I am not sure if any other ancient cultures came to a similar conclusion. Would be worth checking out.

I am not sure if I buy into this endtimes. but just around the corner there is that blockbuster disaster movie called 2012. If you check out the trailers, it should be fun to watch because it will be so over the top as disaster movies go.

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All this means is the current age of 'Capricorn' will give way to the age of 'Aquarius'. Does not mean end of the world.

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It does mean the end of the world. I will be liquidating all assets except for the clothes on my back by December 31st, 2011 and making many irreversable decisions based on the Mayan calendar. I think that's the prudent thing to do.

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False.

More hippy crap. It was once the craze to do the Nostrodamus boogie...then it was all the rage to look at the book of Revelations as a guideline of what was to come instead of a warning of what might be- no one knows when the end will come and certainly not a bunch of Myan blood drinkers who ate hearts to amuse themselves.

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More hippy crap. It was once the craze to do the Nostrodamus boogie...then it was all the rage to look at the book of Revelations as a guideline of what was to come instead of a warning of what might be- no one knows when the end will come and certainly not a bunch of Myan blood drinkers who ate hearts to amuse themselves.

I don't believe the world is going to end, but more hippy crap...if anything the hippies are the only people who had it right. Peace and love are the way.

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I don't believe the world is going to end, but more hippy crap...if anything the hippies are the only people who had it right. Peace and love are the way.

....then they sold out to corporatism...following John Lennon's real lead....co-opting "peace and love" to make a buck.

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