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47 Responses to Mayan Calender May Be Off By A `Few` Years

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    October 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Link: Mayan Calender May Be Off By A `Few` Years - A few? A FEW? Time to cancel your end-of-world parties and reschedule.
  2. Profile photo of FeelTheRide
    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 11:07 am
    am I the only one this link isn`t working for?
  3. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 11:16 am
    who cares?

    If you`re stupid enough to believe the world will suddenly end because an extinct civilization stopped adding to their calender, kill yourselves now.
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    Artemis24 Female 18-29
    133 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Link doesn`t work
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    Squidden Male 13-17
    19 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 11:19 am
    I agree with Norris.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Link is Broke and Broken... just like me.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 11:32 am
    In the last 2000 years, our civilization has faced over a dozen points in which it was believed the world was going to end for various reasons... NONE of them happened... Nostradamus stated that 2012 was going to be the end of the world AS WE KNOW IT... Those 4 words change the meaning of the phrase ENTIRELY. (Nostradamus never used exact dates in his prophecies, but analysts believe he refers to 2012 because it coincides with prophecies from other sources.)
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 11:36 am
    lol "timed out" its true!! the end is now!! and it began with a broken link!
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    beckpratt Female 18-29
    204 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 11:39 am
    Link doesn`t work... I`ve lived through several "end of the world" scenarios. I doubt this will play out much differently.
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    KoolaidDylan Male 13-17
    156 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 11:46 am
    I love this theory mainly because on 12-21-2012, I will we 21 and 12 days old. :o Maybe I am the chosen one, lol jk.
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    xKrazyKoalax Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Dang it! I already developed a coke addiction and married my sister in anticipation of the end of the world. ..
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    Kodiak_Lero Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    sorry, KoolaidDylan, I`m going to be 21 and 201.2 days old. seriously, i`ve calculated it down to the minute, and it`s safe to say, i`m the antichrist.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    KoolaidDylan and Kodiak_Lero there are many similar letters in your handles

    I wonder what else you guys have in common
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    debunked a long time ago. old when it happened. meh.
  15. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    The whole 2012 myth is about as bad as the Dec. 31st, 1999 myth.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7552 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Yawn- the end of the world as I know it has happened so many times. Birth of each child, the day I needed glasses, when we moved ( all ten times)- doubt if any of you lot noticed though.
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    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    So; are we going to fix this link or what??
  18. Profile photo of FeelTheRide
    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    wow; that link was a YAWN fest!
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    adia1228 Female 30-39
    83 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    2012 was just irritating from the beginning. YAWN
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Dammit, now I can`t become Leader of the Mole People when the end comes.
    Fcuking science, it`s such *ssholes.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    Well said CrakrJak

    The Mayan calender doesn`t predict jack 5h17 other than the best time to plant crops.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    i hear ya, @adia1228.

    are people really planning `end of the world` parties based on this crap? well, if so, they should off themselves even if nothing happens. you know, to show they`re really dedicated to the cause and whatnot.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Maybe they thought a couple thousand years in the future was more than enough, and decided to call it good there.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    So lets wait for the new correction theyll do in 2112
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    I`m still not looking forward to all the loonies that are going to come out of the woodwork when December 2012 gets here...
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    Well, I think the 2012 prediction is already enough of a societal meme, and there are going to be some AMAZING parties regardless.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    I F*CKING CALLED IT! I TOLD YOU!

    I TOLD ALL OF YOU!

    IT`S THE SAME DAMNED BULLSH*T EVERY TIME!

    HAH!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Well, this will give the idiots who believe in the 2012 thing without even knowing what they`re believing in an excuse come 2013. It was off by a few years, right? So bring on the new date.

    And yes, they don`t know what they`re believing in. The entire Mayan long count calendar is only of any relevance if you are a follower of Mayan religion because it starts counting days from their religious creation story. Hardly any of the 2012 believers know even that most basic thing and few if any of them are followers of the ancient Mayan religion.

    On top of that, people who are Mayan will tell you that their long count calendar doesn`t predict the end of the world anyway. Which is probably why ancient Mayan carvings depict dates more than 2000 years from now.

    I can confidently state that no-one who believes the 2012 myth has any idea what they`re talking about. They don`t even know the most basic things about what they claim to believe in. They`re fools or lia
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    nastyn800 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Is there a bigger waste of time than studying when the end of the world is going to come or arguing that it will end in 2012?

    -No way to stop it
    -No benefit of being right, you won`t exactly be in the mood to gloat when you are proven correct.
    -People think you`re a basket case, right or wrong
    -No one wants to sleep with the crazed "The world is going to end!" guy, even if it really is the end
  30. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    Witch Doctor A: "F*ck, Dude. I`m going to run out of space carving this thing..."
    Witch Doctor A: "I ran out of space. Oh, well... hand me the next tablet."
    Witch Doctor B: "You`re... going to... HAVE TO CATCH ME! I`ve got your last tablet and I`M RUNNING OFF TO SELL IT!!! Hehehehe!!!!!"
    Witch Doctor A: "You son of a bitch!!!..."

    Witch Doctor A: *stops chasing, out of breath* "That is so going to screw with people in about 1000 years..."
  31. Profile photo of redser99
    redser99 Male 30-39
    114 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    Buzz kill!! Booo!

    I was looking forward to the end-of-days of 2012.

    Oh well, have to wait until 2015, or is it 2029, or 2030 for the next one.

    See ya`ll around.


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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    when its gonna happen, its gonna happen, we wont be able to stop it from happening, the last thing going through out minds would be who told us this were to happen!
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    The calendar doesn`t say 2012 is the end of the world. For those calling believers in the calendar idiots, you also are idiots for not understanding the calendar.

    It says 2012 is the end of one time era and the beginning of a new era. What exactly that means remains to be seen. It could even be a good thing.
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    yudontn0me Male 18-29
    845 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    @fivezones
    no it says theres gonna be a great flood that kills everything, and the world starts over. i dont see how thats good for anything but sharks and the bears that ride them.
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    whocares3725 Male 18-29
    310 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    @CodeJockey Restating this cartoon.


  36. Profile photo of PBZebras
    PBZebras Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    There just pushing it back cuz everyone with half a brain an that doesn`t believe in scientology knows nothing`s gonna happen. Just make the next generation of paranoids worry bout it
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    stupid
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    "For those calling believers in the calendar idiots, you also are idiots for not understanding the calendar. "

    congratulations, you are an idiot for believing this nonsense lol. LOL! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Hmph.
  39. Profile photo of trelina
    trelina Female 18-29
    249 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    how convenient that they come up with this now. so that when the world doesn`t end in 2012 they can say "i told you so"
  40. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32761 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    Crappy article! As a commenter there pointed out, it has an Aztec picture while talking about Mayans = FAIL!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    October 14, 2010 at 1:55 am
    Sigh.....I was looking toward 12/21/2012. Now if it doesn`t come. The End of World fanatics have an out now.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9235 posts
    October 14, 2010 at 8:09 am
    Ha! In your faces, 2012 believers!
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2010 at 9:10 am
    Bit of a boring wordy article, but all this proves is how unclear these whole "predictions" are. This ancient civilisation made a calendar we`re not completely sure how to interpret, and wrote down some things we don`t fully understand. It`s not like the mayans clearly stated "the world will end in 2012". Someone just claimed it and everyone believed them.

    It`s ridiculous, and everyone is getting way too worked up over nothing.
  44. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    October 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    i still have an image in my head of one myan telling the other:
    "I told you we started carving these things too small, we got this calander going ten thousand years into the future, lets just carve a big sun in the center or else we`ll never finish this damned thing."
  45. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    October 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    The calendar doesn`t say 2012 is the end of the world. For those calling believers in the calendar idiots, you also are idiots for not understanding the calendar.

    That would be me. And I understand the calendar far better than the aforementioned idiots do.

    I "believe in" the calendar. No belief is needed, because it can be proven that the calendar existed. So your criticism is yet more ignorance.

    It says 2012 is the end of one time era and the beginning of a new era. What exactly that means remains to be seen. It could even be a good thing.

    The calendar says nothing. It`s a calendar that counts days. The dates roll over every 1,872,000 days because of the format they used for writing dates. It`s the same as, for example, a calendar rolling over every ~27 years if you used a 4 digit base 10 format to count days (0-9999).

    The Mayan religion has some prophecies. Are you a believer in Mayan religion
  46. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 12:17 am
    Wasn`t the end of world 2012 idea started by a fiction writer? These sorts of things usually are.

    From what I understand (not a whole lot) about the calendar, it just records days, so saying the end of the calendar is end of world is like saying every time you flip the page on your calendar the world enters a new era, and when you reach the end of the year, the world ends.
  47. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    October 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    I think the Mayans just realized they had writen enough.

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