2012... The end of the line? So Maya predicted that the world will end in 2012. What do you all think? Is it Inevitable? Or just a pile of Baloney?    

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Nothing to worry about. Basically, the Mayans made a perpetual calendar. It is good for roughly 5,125 years (which is supposed to be ending 12/21/12).

But just because the calendar ends doesn't mean the world does. Just like the world didn't end when your 2011 calendar ran out. You just bought a 2012 calendar.

The Mayans just made one really long, repeatable calendar so they wouldn't have to keep making them. Very practical... unless you sell calendars.

Oh, and there is actually debate as to when the calendar officially BEGAN. It was either 8/11 or 8/13 3114 BC.

So, when nothing happens on 12/21, be prepared for the 12/23 people to start clammering. :-)

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Having lived thru 1984 and Y2K, I am hopeful it is just a pile of baloney. The Earth and the people on it have always gone through hardships and struggles. Why would the Mayans know when the world would end? The date of December 21, 2012 was the end-date of a 5125 year long cycle in their calendar. Some believe it marks the end of the world catastrophe and others that the Earth will undergo a spiritual transformation in a positive way. It all has to do with interpretations. Others says that there are no predictions of doom and gloom found anywhere in their calendar. Therefore, this is not a scientific theory, rather opinions fostered by various groups of people.

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Baloney for sure.  The whole thing is completely silly.  It does not matter whether or not the Mayan calendar ended or just reset itself in December 2012.  How could the Mayans know the world was ending?  Don't we have telescopes that would see if something was headed to us?

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There is no reason to assume that the world will end. I agree with the post above  on all counts. 

In today's climate, as in many eras, we are beset by both rational and irrational fears and justifications for fear. "Fiscal cliffs" and terrorism characterize the world today, yet there are many reasons to be hopeful and confident. 

We've made it this far.

Things will keep changing as they always have. The world won't end, even if "the ways of the world" change completely. 

 

 

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Beyond baloney.  First, the Maya didn't even really predict the world would end.  Second, why in the world would we believe that these people had the capacity to predict when the world would end?  It's complete silliness and I am eagerly awaiting the day after so that we can be done with this kind of talk.

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