posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 01:23 PM
The Mayan Calendar is based around astronomical events. It has a calendar to track the earth's movement around the sun (just like ours), it has a
260 day religius cerimony calendar, and it has the bak'tun which tracks the sun's movement in relationship to other celestrial events: namely how
the sun moves in relationship to constellations. After this calendar goes through 400 years, it begins again. On December 21, 2012, the calendar will
END its 13th cycle and BEGIN its 14th.
The mayan's obviously didn't believe the world would end, or they wouldn't have bothered to make the calender repeat. Also, there is no real fear
associated with this event in the mayan culture.
As Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. describes, "For the ancient Maya, it was a
huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle. To render December 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is a
complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."
What is interesting is the corrolation of the winter solstace on this date. What will happen astronomically is that there will be a solstace as the
solar system passes through the galactic equator. Not aliens, not a comet, not anything eventful other then stars in alignment.
For those of you who believe the web-bot: It reads the internet, as said before. It reads our superstitions. We're contributing to it right now!
For those of you who are religious and believe revelation, what about when Jesus said specifically that we would not know when the Day of the Lord
comes. If you accept the bible's authority (and, for rhetorical purposes, we will) then it could not possibly be 2012 because thats when people
expect it to be.
The world has just as much of a chance to come to an end on that day as it does on any other day.