No. The Mayan calendar did not factor in leap years, so their doomsday would have fallen further back on our calendar and already happened.
I hope something does happen, either the world gets hit by a massive meteor or aliens come and take me.
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
OH and coincidence I also saw this video today D:
Well start at the couch then from there we will progress into my bed. - Pallantides
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Mayans weren't able to predict the decline of their civilization, but they predicted the end of the world in 2012, isn't it funny?
Last edited by askra; 04-18-2012 at 02:50 PM.
Astronomy, mathematic, idrology etc are way easier since they're exact sciences.
I really believe in the wisdom of the ancients, all the ancient civilization were very good in astronomy.
It was their religion par exellence, everything, from rituals to religion to agricolture to wars, spun around astronomical cycles.
As someone who prides himself in maintaining scientific literacy, I find it too odd to adhere to the very far from empirical, and overly speculative nature of such a belief. For one, there is an assumption of the existence of some hidden variable that underlying connects seemingly independent natural disaster events. Secondly, the Mayan calendar, while impressively accurate, was more tied with theism than modern science. So if the world is to end, and I am in a position to reflect upon it, I will think of it as nothing more than a coincidence. As of right now, it is too speculative and baseless.
If I remember well they don't say the "world ends" but that a cycle ends.
That must be related to the precession thing...
the Earth is gonna move toward another equilibrium and during the period of arrangement there will be...chaos.
But it's not that Earth ends...
Let me correct my inaccuracy. I didn't mean "world ends" in the literal sense. What I really meant was, "world as we know it ends."
I'm trying to recall a documentary I watched that focused more on the theistic aspects of the Mayans. Apparently, their Gods are discontent with the beings they produce. Each cycle they try to improve upon the beings, but fail. In the current cycle, those beings are made of flesh and blood(as we are.) It is at the end of the cycle that the Gods try again. I hope I recalled that accurately.
Anyway, there is some strong religious ties with the construction of the calendar that really cause a matter of subjectivity in the interpretation of its mechanics.
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