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21st December 2012 -- end of the world?What do you think will happen on 21st December...

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atlaswave | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted November 3, 2012 at 6:21 PM via web

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21st December 2012 -- end of the world?

What do you think will happen on 21st December 2012? I personally do not believe in what people say that the world will end and all. It can be the starting of the end but definitely not the end of the whole world.

 

What are your views on 21/12?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM (Answer #2)

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Well, the world won't end but another year will.  This has been a difficult year througout the world.  I think many people will be happy to see it end.  Americans are anxiously awaiting our presidential election this week, hoping things go smoothly.  

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM (Answer #3)

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I have no idea why people take this Mayan thing so seriously.  I wonder what it is that would make anyone believe that the Mayans, unlike every other group of people in the world, had some idea as to when the world will end.  I believe that the 21st will just be another day like any other.

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM (Answer #4)

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While I do not believe that the Mayan calander's end details the end of the world, I do enjoy the excitement it has brought about. The 21st will just be another day, like any other. Not the end of the world, but the closing of another year.

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 4, 2012 at 12:58 AM (Answer #6)

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Even the Mayans didn't really predict the end of the world on December 21, 2012. They predicted, essentially, the end of a so-called Long Count calendar (something for which there really is no analog in western culture). Then, they thought, a new Long Count cycle would begin. This "prophecy" is more of a case of crossed wires resulting from trying to understand Mayan cosmology through modern, specifically Western, ideas of time.

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