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Mayan Calender May Be Off By A 'Few' Years

Hits: 20962 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Matwix_2004
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meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Friday, October 15, 2010 1:27:01 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
 11547 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.

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

inversegrav
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 769 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.

panth753
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8866 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:09:41 AM
Ha! In your faces, 2012 believers!

handys003
Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:55:20 AM
Sigh.....I was looking toward 12/21/2012. Now if it doesn't come. The End of World fanatics have an out now.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25843 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:58:55 PM
Crappy article! As a commenter there pointed out, it has an Aztec picture while talking about Mayans = FAIL!

trelina
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 248 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:35:14 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"

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:34:23 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.

ROK9
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1838 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:12:41 PM
stupid

PBZebras
Male, 18-29, Western US
 208 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:09:45 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

whocares3725
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 310 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:48:38 PM
@CodeJockey Restating this cartoon.



yudontn0me
Male, 18-29, Western US
 851 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:59:23 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.

fivezones
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1028 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:41:27 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.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24656 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:17:23 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!

redser99
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 114 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:02:26 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.



CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5213 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:58:32 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..."

nastyn800
Male, 18-29, Western US
 174 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 3:59:26 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

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 3:37:57 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

Nidonemo
Male, 18-29, Western US
 9216 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 3:25:29 PM
I F*CKING CALLED IT! I TOLD YOU!

I TOLD ALL OF YOU!

IT'S THE SAME DAMNED BULLSH*T EVERY TIME!

HAH!

Skabashas
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1244 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 3:23:13 PM
Well, I think the 2012 prediction is already enough of a societal meme, and there are going to be some AMAZING parties regardless.

msieg007
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2171 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:38:54 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...

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:19:39 PM
So lets wait for the new correction theyll do in 2112

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1316 Posts
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:13:48 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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