Mayan Calender May Be Off By A `Few` Years

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 6 years ago
http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/News-end-of-the-world-calendar-may-be-off-100710.aspx

A few? A FEW? Time to cancel your end-of-world parties and reschedule.
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Male 6,694
I think the Mayans just realized they had writen enough.
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Male 703
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.
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Male 12,365
[quote]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.[/quote]

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.

[quote]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.[/quote]

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
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Male 770
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."
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Male 3,425
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.
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Female 9,402
Ha! In your faces, 2012 believers!
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Male 2,402
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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Male 36,410
Crappy article! As a commenter there pointed out, it has an Aztec picture while talking about Mayans = FAIL!
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Female 249
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"
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Male 4,793
"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.
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Male 1,834
stupid
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Male 208
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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Male 310
@CodeJockey Restating this cartoon.


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Male 845
@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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Male 1,021
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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Male 25,416
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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Male 114
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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Male 5,608
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..."
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Male 174
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
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Male 12,365
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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Male 9,306
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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Male 1,256
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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Male 2,034
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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Male 15,510
So lets wait for the new correction theyll do in 2112
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Male 1,341
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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Female 1,181
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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Male 10,845
Well said CrakrJak

The Mayan calender doesn`t predict jack 5h17 other than the best time to plant crops.
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Female 2,120
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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Female 83
2012 was just irritating from the beginning. YAWN
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Female 515
wow; that link was a YAWN fest!
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Female 515
So; are we going to fix this link or what??
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Female 7,833
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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Male 17,512
The whole 2012 myth is about as bad as the Dec. 31st, 1999 myth.
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Male 2,056
debunked a long time ago. old when it happened. meh.
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Female 838
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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Male 6
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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Male 208
Dang it! I already developed a coke addiction and married my sister in anticipation of the end of the world. ..
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Male 156
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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Female 204
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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Female 1,435
lol "timed out" its true!! the end is now!! and it began with a broken link!
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Male 2,688
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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Male 4,807
Link is Broke and Broken... just like me.
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Male 19
I agree with Norris.
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Female 133
Link doesn`t work
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Male 1,011
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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Female 515
am I the only one this link isn`t working for?
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Male 2,551
Link: Mayan Calender May Be Off By A `Few` Years [Rate Link] - A few? A FEW? Time to cancel your end-of-world parties and reschedule.
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