Four reasons that, while the world may end today, it won’t be because of the Mayan Calendar.

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The end is nigh? Nay: “The Mayan calendar does not predict the end of the world…” (Video)

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2012 Truth



The End is Nigh? The Hype is High.

We humankind love the fear that is “The End is Nigh!” It’s fun, like astrology on pcp, and ably distracts us from this present moment, and the hot boredom we have with not having made friends with ourselves.

The below is via Reddit: click here to read 100 more intelligent comments. #1 below refers to this image:

Number 1: That’s an Aztec 6-sun stone in the picture. Not Maya, Aztec. Different culture altogether.

Number 2: The calendar doesn’t end in 2012, the current b’aktun ends. It’s a cyclic calendar, it resets.

Number 3: The Maya didn’t predict anything resembling an apocalypse in 2012. There are continued ‘predictions’ for mankind in Maya inscriptions well into the future. The latest one I’m aware of is a stele in Palenque predicting a celebration of the anniversary of Janaab Pakal’s coronation at the end of the pictun in 4772 CE.

Number 4: It’s stated above, but the Maya calendar is cyclic. Cyclic. Does not end. Resets. Cycles. Get used to it.

Tl;dr: 2012 is bullshit and kind of pisses me off.

Edit: Just read the extant comments. Beaten to the punch on every point, but at least now you have them all in one slightly vitriolic package.

More edit: Read it. Learn it. Shove it in the face of the next fucker you hear mention 20/12/12.

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For more in-depth on 2012 and the Mayan Calendar, click here.


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15 Responses to “Four reasons that, while the world may end today, it won’t be because of the Mayan Calendar.”

  1. BrotherRog says:

    and here's still another reason! This next new year isn't actually 2012! See this blog on Elephant:

  2. […] And it’s not just certain Christian types who are excited by the setting of 2011 and the rising of 2012. Many Americans are suddenly fascinated with an ancient Mayan calendar. It seems that a stone Mayan calendar relic has been determined to stop on Dec. 21-24th, 2012. Some are interpreting this as indicating the end of the world, the end of time, as THE end. (though not everyone, see this companion blog) […]

  3. doug says:

    The world may not end on 12-21-2012. But sometime within the next few decades climate changes, fresh water, top soil, oil, gas, phosphorous, and other vital resource depletion, dying oceans, massive species extinctions, and economic meltdown — to name a few of the problems unfolding in our world — may make the planet largely uninhabitable for humans within our lifetimes.
    So it's a bit smug to completely dismiss the 2012 doomsayers. They're at least partly right. Have a nice day!

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  8. Auki says:

    The world isn't likely to end on 12-21-2012… BUT, with severe climate changes underway, so-called "human civilization" could be "toast", or at least "all washed up" (puns intended), by the end of the century. And quite possibly, the 12-21-2012 hysteria and the very real climate changes that are underway are more than coincidentally related.

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  10. Maru Garcia says:

    I loved it!
    I live in the Mayan land, this nonsense has been annoying to say the least1

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