Myth Blaster: Doomsday December 21st, 2012


If any of you are worried about the Mayan Calendar and the impending doom that has been prolifically published on the Internet and in books, dated as December 21st, 2012 – let me allay your fears. But first, allow me to explain just what this is about …

Archaeological evidence has revealed that the Maya had several accurate calendars, which included one known as the Long Count Calendar that uses a series of periods called cycles to count days, months, and years. According to the Long Count Calendar, a major cycle that lasted 394.3 years ends on December 21st, 2012; which doomsayers, probably the same people who predicted an Ice Age ten years ago and now advocates doom in the form of Global Warming, state there will be a major global catastrophe when the calendar ends.

What they either don’t know or forgot to mention is that another cycle begins on December 22nd, 2012 and ends in 2406. No archaeological evidence has shown that the Mayans who made these calendars ever predicted a doomsday scenario in tune with their calendars. The Aztecwere in to making calendars as well, their calendar resets in 2027. 

I liked the entertaining film 2012 — but that is just what it was — Hollywood entertainment. Special effects is awesome.
 

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Now for your trivia entertainment, I present the following factoids from the NASA FAQ web page concerning the year 2012:

The only doom I can see in 2012 is if the American voters are naïve enough to allow Barack Hussein Obama a second term as President of the United States.
Heavens to Mergatroid! [Term used by Snagglepuss]

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