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Is the world going to end this year?


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#1 TheCube

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:25 PM

I haven't heard much about this since last new year's but it was brought to my attention on this talk show where it was stated that this German scientist had butterfingers and destroyed the only thing that the Mayans said would "save" the world from an apocalypse.

Well, I totally disagree with the fact that the Mayans even said that there was an apocalypse, because all the Mayans did was run out of stone for calenders. However, many people interpreted that as no more calender meant no more life, and here we are today.

So what do you think about all this crap?

Btw, here is a video that I found explaining my point even further :
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

CCPGrey! Woot!

Of course it's complete BS. I'll be laughing on December 22nd at all the idiots that thought the world was going to end.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

Well, it won't end. because if it does end, no one will be able to laugh at me because we are all dead. if it doesn't end, then I get to feel smug and yell at the idiots who did thought it was going to end. It's basically like Pascal's wager for the end of the world.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:13 PM

From what I've heard, the Mayan calendar didn't take into account leap years. That means the world should end. . . last July (I think it was July). . . Oh. We're all still here. Oops!

Edited by Thalia, 20 June 2012 - 11:14 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

Of course it won't end. If the Mayans were such amazing prophets, how come they didn't see the Spanish coming?
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:32 PM

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What most people don't realize is the Mayan calendar is ... cyclical! When you get to the end, you go back to the beginning. ;) So when the Mayan long-count & galactic day calendars coincide to "end" on Dec 21 2012, it's like New Year's Eve for the next 5126 years. (So we should throw one heck of a party, yes? :lol: )

Thalia, just to clarify:
The Mayan calendar didn't have to take into account leap years. It's actually more specific than the Gregorian calendar (that most of the world uses) which has to have leap years. So saying the Mayan calendar was "wrong" because it didn't have leap years is incorrect. It was the people doing the math to calculate the end of the long-count cycle who didn't take into account leap years & the adjustments made to our calendar cycle over time.

Of course, there's also the thought that the original start date of the cycle could have been mis-interpreted, and we may have already passed the into the new cycle ... as much as a decade or possibly even a century ago. -_- Or that it's actually next year or two years away from now. *shrug*

At any rate, I'm sure enough that the world isn't ending just because I have to buy a new calendar. I do that every year anyway. ;)

(Now, world ending because some idiot decides it'd be a grand idea to declare nuclear war - I can see that happening anytime.) :dry:
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:12 AM

lol. I wasn't really serious about that. I don't really know how their calendar works so I have no clue what leap years did to it. The thing I have been wondering about is why we are suddenly taking the Mayan calendar so seriously. Ignore it for nearly two thousand years and. . .
"THE WORLD'S GOING TO END!!! AHH!!!"
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Edited by Thalia, 22 June 2012 - 04:12 AM.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:44 AM

Well, if there were infante parallel universes, where different events happen. Then it could be said that the world will end, in some of them, this year. :mellow:
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