Yep, you heard me it isnt.
The vast majority of you that believe that the world will end in 2012, simply quote that the Mayan calender ends on 21/12/2012. Anyone that thinks
this is actually totally incorrect.
Mesoamerican Long Count Calender
There are several different types of calenders interlocked and synchronised for the true Mayan calender. The one that the doomsday theories centre
around is known as the Mesoamerican long count calender. Like all calendes, Mayan or otherwise, the calender recycles itself over a certain period of
The other Mayan calenders, only count up to 52 years (18980 days), which was the averge life cycle of ancient Mayans. It is for this reason that the
Mayans devised the long count calender for periods longer than 52 years
The Long Count calendar identifies a date by counting the number of days from the Mayan creation date 4 Ahaw, 8 Kumk'u (August 11, 3114 BC in the
proleptic Gregorian calendar or September 6 in the Julian calendar).
The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar forms the basis for a New Age belief, first forecast by José Argüelles, that a cataclysm will take place on
or about December 21, 2012, a forecast that mainstream Mayanist scholars consider a misinterpretation, yet is commonly referenced in pop-culture media
as the 2012 problem.
For example, Sandra Noble, executive director of the Mesoamerican research organization FAMSI, notes that "[f]or the ancient Maya, it was a huge
celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle". However, she considers the portrayal of December 2012 as a doomsday or cosmic-shift event to be
"a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in
The last external quote is an interesting one. While half of ATS will be cowering in fear, hiding in bomb shelters or whatever you all do in these
situations....the people that still use the Mayan calender will actually be celebrating.
It is true however that the sun will be aligned with the centre of the milky way, for the first time in 26,000 years, however due to the doubts in
agreement about the actual advancement in astronomy of the civilisation, most scholars and scientists believe this is nothing more than a
Pole Shift, etc
Astronomers generally agree that “it would be impossible the Maya themselves would have known that” says Susan Milbrath, a Maya
archaeoastronomer and a curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. What’s more, she says, “we have no record or knowledge that they wg
toould think the world would come to an end at that point.”
There is a relevance to pole shift occuring too, but even that idea is scientifically flawed.
First off pole shift is not what it is thought here at ATS. There are several pseudoscientific theories that the earth will "turn upside down".
Unfortunantly (or fortunately, lol), this is not accurate. Pole shift simply refers to a slight reorientation of the earths axis. There is no evidence
to suggest the earth has completely "flipped around".
There is also a possibility of whats called geomagnetic reversal. This is a change in the earths magnetic field where the charges at the north and
south pole are reversed. This is a more widely believed hypothesis than a complete pole shift.
While many electric apploiances, telecommunications and even humans would be affected by this, the actual process takes thousands of years to
complete. Again though, there is no evdience that this will occur on this date. We may even be a signifcant way into this 5000 year process.
The Great Money Making Scam
Of course considering we have been on the verge of nuclear wars, near misses with comets/ asteroids, and alleged antichrists running around....the
world couldve ended at any time. But we have always escaped unscathed. I suppose at one point its possible that the world will end.....but we really
cant prove that it will.
So in explanation using the Mayan calender or Nostradamus as evidence for the end of the world is not ACCURATE
Now just like the Y2K predictions, authors and doomsayers have been writing articles and books, quoting incorrect science, and claiming they have
secret government evidence, for what? Personal gain is the answer.....yet all us gullible conspiracy theorists, instead of trying to understand real
science...just lap it up and buy into it all.
Even certain religious groups are cashing in, with fellow followers using their life savings to ensure they are guaranteed a spot in heaven.
Now I dont know if its because people want to believe in it so much or if people are that gullible that they will accept the words of a doomsayer
rather than a scientist or ancient text scholar, but the 2012 doomsday conspiracy is becoming larger....does this mean its true?
Hell no (yes even though they made a movie about it does not mean its true)
Now I know this will upset some of you but Im open to have my beliefs challenged. It will be interesting to see what information believers can come up
[edit on 10/29/2009 by semperfortis]