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The prophecy of the end of the world in 2012 is based on a calculation mistake. In fact, the announced date is 2208, scientists reported in the November issue of the journal NWT Natuurwetenschap & Techniek.
Originally posted by chiron613
NO ONE'S PROPHECIES COME TRUE.
Originally posted by Regenstorm
Is it really a miscalculation or disinformation?
Are all those that believe in 2012 going to be heavily ridiculed?
It isn't just the Mayan calender so what do you think is going to happen? I think that this is disinformation to ridicule the subject just like they always do when it concerns stuff like this.
"Anthropologists visit the temple sites," Mr. Barrios says, "and read the stelas and inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination...Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed. The indigenous have the calendars, and know how to accurately interpret it, not others."
Recent research of archaeologists, astronomers and scientists have shown that this date is frivolous because the Mayan calendar ends two centuries later.
Originally posted by crisko
2012 is just the end of the Mayan calendar, its a calendar just like ours, but based on a longer time frame.
Chile Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas.
Bernal notes there are other inscriptions at Mayan sites for dates far beyond 2012 — including one that roughly translates into the year 4772.