posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:43 PM
It is indeed a great mystery to try and comprehend how the Mayans knew so much about astronomy and astrology- They knew almost more than we do about
the movements of the celestial bodies.
As for the 64 million year extinction cycle....
What you all HAVE to remember, is that generally speaking, mass extinctions happen on a very spread out time period, thousands to millions of
And also, don't forget that the last mass extinction was supposedly caused by a meteor striking earth, which doesn't seem to relate to a cycle in
any way IMO.
I personally think that every 65 or so million years, the earth may experience such "mass extinctions", as they are called by some, but I think in
reality these are actually "mass evolutions"; massive changes in the biosphere that don't necessarily indicate catastrophe, but just a change in
the type of species that populate the earth.
There is much evidence that indicates that the dinosaurs never really died off, but simply evolved into birds.
The Mayans stressed that 2012 is not the end of all cycles, but the beginning of a new one. According to the Maya, every 64 million years, (actually
every 5000 some odd years, if you go by what they meant to be measured, the bak'tun cycle), the earth itself evolves, and literally becomes a new
world in itself.
They claim December 21st 2012 to be a date of such importance, because from our vantage point, here on earth, the sun will pass through the galactic
center. The galactic center represented the portal to other worlds for the Maya, so naturally this is an event that was very important to them.
2012 is not about doom and gloom, it is about change.
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