posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 08:16 PM
I'll just go ahead and repeat myself for the hundredth time.
The December 24, 2011 date comes from Michael Coe. In 1966 he published a book titled The Maya. In the first edition of the book he states that
his research lead him to the 2011 date. In the second edition of the book, published in 1980, he then revised his date to January 11, 2013. It was
then in the third edition of his book, released in 1984, that he settled on the date he still supports December 23, 2012. Also known as the GMT+2
correlation. The GMT correlation, which gives us the December 21, 2012 date, wasn't even published until 1983. What sets the GMT and GMT+2
correlations apart from these earlier correlations is that they looked at multiple aspects of Mayan belief and knowledge. If my memory serves me
correctly, the earlier correlations were based primarily on astronomical data. On the other hand, the later correlations were based on astronomical
archaeological, and historical data.
Of course this entire conversation is moot as the Maya didn't believe that the Long Count ends after the 13th baktun. That's a whole other can of
worms however so I will just suggest you check out the links in my sig.