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Mayan Calender May Be Off By A `Few` Years

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Mayan Calender May Be Off By A `Few` Years
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A few? A FEW? Time to cancel your end-of-world parties and reschedule.
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meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Friday, October 15, 2010 1:27:00 PM
I think the Mayans just realized they had writen enough.

eskimo9
Male, 18-29, Australia
 710 Posts
Friday, October 15, 2010 12:17:58 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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11029 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:19:39 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.

[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

inversegrav
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 767 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:25:12 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."

lukas1051
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3420 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:10:54 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.

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