Originally posted by Ryan Lloyd
Ok first of all we found that on the mayan calender that it is 2012 that the end of the world is going to happen...
We actually have no track of time and dates and their "Time" and "Dates" of events could be totally different to ours today. So it could be sometime today. Some time tomorow, 30 years from now.
he Mayan calendar consists of many different cycles that work together. These include the long count, the calendar round, the short count, and the 819 day cycle among others. The dating system that doomsday entrepreneurs use is the long count. The long count is made of several cycles that work like an odometer. For Mayan era dates, as well as modern dates, five cycles need to be used. From the largest to the smallest they are -
* B'aktun = 20 k'atun
K'atun = 20 tun
Tun = 18 winal
Winal = 20 k'in
K'in = 1 day
An example of a long count would be 18.104.22.168.0. There a 9 b'aktuns, 15 k'atuns, 10 tuns, and no winals or k'ins.
The long count that is supposed to be the end of the world is 22.214.171.124.0. The day before is 126.96.36.199.19. The main significance of 188.8.131.52.0 is of course the number of zeroes.
However, the long count does not end at that point. There are many cycles beyond the b'aktun that can be used to describe any date. The are several instances of extremely large dates used. Coba Stela 1 has a long count that adds up to 41,943,040,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years. Also, Macanxoc Stela 1 has a long count in the initial series that is 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.13 .126.96.36.199.0.0.0. Their is no limit to the long count other than the size of the writing surface used and the patience of the scribe.
If anyone here has any proof that i am incorrect and actually have evidence of the calenders being associated with our time and dates today i will happily listen to what any body else has to say about the conspiracies of 2012.