posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 09:33 PM
I'm going to approach this from two angles. First is the simple one. Coe's correlation was wrong. Simple as that. Of course, modern researchers
suspect that the current GMT correlation is also wrong, but it does not change the fact that Coe was wrong as well.
Second is my oft-given speech about how 13 baktun had no special meaning to the Mayans. If you look at the entirety of the Classic Maya period there
is only one mention of 13 baktun. This is on Tortuguero Monument 6. It does not refer to doomsday. Then if we look at both the Classic and
Post-Columbian periods we find that once again there are no prophecies associated with 13 baktun. In fact there is no indication that 13 baktun is the
end of the Mayan Long Count, or even that the Long Count ends. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish no Long Count ended on 13 baktun. In fact there
were Long Counts that went up to 19 baktun. Then if we look at monuments and stelas we see dates that extend past 1 piktun. So, even if Coe was right
with his correlation it wouldn't mean anything as 13 baktun held little to no significance to the Maya.