Skip to comments.Doomsday in 1 Year? Why the World Won't End on Dec 21, 2012
Posted on 12/27/2011 4:56:25 AM PST by Cronos
A year from today the world will come to an end, according to some who cite the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar as evidence of a Dec. 21, 2012, apocalypse. But both astronomers and experts on Mesoamerican history say the Mayan apocalypse is likely to be another in a long line of failed doomsdays
According to the Maya Long Count calendar, the winter solstice of 2012 Dec. 21, 2012 is the end of a b'ak'tun, a 144,000-day cycle that has repeated 12 times since the mythical Maya creation date. The b'ak'tun that will end in 2012 is the 13th, supposedly a full 5,200-year cycle of creation.
...In fact, according to archaeologists, it wasn't the Mayans who linked the end of the 13th b'ak'tun with the end of the world. According to Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, when Judeo-Christians began to decipher Mayan writings, their preconceived notions of apocalypse and the end of the world led them to link Mayan calendar cycles with doomsday.
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Will there be zombies?
I want zombies, dammit!
No man knows the day or hour.
Maya scholars disagree on exactly how the Maya people would have interpreted the end of their calendar cycle,....Best explanation I’ve heard so far is: Marvin the Mayan was summoned by the Chief and told to make a perpetual calendar and if he did, he would be paid handsomely for his time. Marvin the Mayan started it, and received a yearly payment, which satisfied him and he continued. some time down the road a payment was missed and Marvin the Mayan got pissed. Another payment was missed, and he finally said “The Hell with this shiite.” and that is when the calendar ended.
I heard that he was working late one night and decided that was enough for the day. He laid down his writing instrument and decided a beer would taste good. He walked across the road to the local saloon had a few too many and on the way back he got run over and killed by a llama. Thus he was never able to finish the calendar.
I’ve got bills due 30 years out so I doubt it will end that soon! ;-)
not even the angels will know know the hour or the day.
My personal joke to the ‘believers’ is that the calendar continues on the stone buried beneath the one that is visible.
I’m amazed sometimes at how many believe me when I tell that as a joke.
me too — and the bankers won’t allow the end to come before they get their profits!!
and if Miła is there as well....
Waddaya mean “want?”
Say what?? You mean it hasn't ended yet?
Giorgio Tsoukalos, Ancient Alien “Researcher”/Charlatan.
2 Mayans making the calendar:
1st Mayan: “How far do we want to make this thing?”
2nd Mayan: “Go about 5200 years. That ought to be enough.”
1st Mayan: “But what happens when it runs out?”
2nd Mayan: *shrugs* “Let whoever gets to carve the stone then figure it out. It ain’t our problem.”
on the way back he got run over and killed by a llama..on the way back he got run over and killed by a O’llama. Must have been a businessman (or a real taxpayer).
Because it's going to end on November 6, 2012.
And I quote: is the end of a b'ak'tun,Which is obviously short for barak-(re-elec)tion