Should we be singing "it's the end of the world as we know it" with REM or "it's just another day" with Paul McCartney?
So yeah … we’ve all pretty much heard about the end of the world as depicted by “the” Mayan Calendar. But really, what the heck does it all mean? What is “the” Mayan Calendar and what was chiseled on that piece of stone that made everybody go all whacko with apocalyptic fears? “The” calendar is NOT the Aztec Stone of the Sun that is usually referenced as the December 22, 2012 doomsday forecaster. Though it is based on the much earlier Mayan calendar, Aztecs, it seems, were a bit like some of today’s conspiracy theorists and their art depicted the fiery doom of their enemies at the hands of angry gods and human sacrifices made to prevent the end of the world. Yeah. The apocalypse. It's not JUST in the book of Revelation. The Mayan Calendar…
With end of the Maya's "long count" calendar set for Dec. 21, there have been predictions about the world coming to an end. Will you be having an End of the World Party on Dec. 21 or do you still expect to be around the next day.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
There are reportedly many parties planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year, just in case. With the "long count" calendar of the Ancient Mayans coming to an end that day, some people are a little pessimistic about any calendar continuing past that date. Experts on the matter, however, say we've got nothing to worry about. According to an article on nbcnews.com, "Experts estimate the system starts counting at 3114 B.C., and will have run through 13 baktuns, or 5,125 years, around Dec. 21. Experts say 13 was a significant number for the Maya, and the end of that cycle would be a milestone — but not an end." Some people believe the Maya may have predicted "impending astronomical disasters that would coincide with 2012, ranging from explosive storms…