reply to post by Zmurfix
Aaah ... you were saying it happens every year at the same time from 1912 to 3012 ...
Sorry, I misunderstood.
On to your next point.
There is a very strong argument and evidence to suggest that the long count will continue past the 13th b'ak'tun all the way to the 20th
This is all based on math.
You see, the Mayan long count is not a prophecy. It is mathematics. The math behind precession. Because the planets are so predictable, the math is
pretty straight forward.
Another interesting fact about precession, 2012 and the Mayans is that the Mayans were not the first to document the precession of the planets? Did
you know this?
Discovery of the precession of the equinoxes is generally attributed to the ancient Greek astronomer Hipparchus (ca. 150 B.C.), though the
difference between the sidereal and tropical years (the precession equivalent) was known to Aristarchus of Samos much earlier (ca. 280 B.C.).
This is about 145 years earlier, at least, than the Mayans. It's not that it isn't cool that the Mayans worked out precession ... it is! ... but it
is not as "special" as some people assume.
This whole 2012 "prophecy" thing is based around only ONE reference on a fragmented Mayan text that has an ambiguous reference to a Mayan god
"coming down" ... that's it ... there is no other information that corroborates it at all.
In fact, there are more texts that contradict this "prophecy" than support it.