I’m not sure when the whole hysterical 2012 end of the world nonsense started to spread like a virus, but the persistence of its proponents never ceases to amaze me.  The whole premise is that since the Mayan’s stopped recording their calendar, and the end of that calendar falls on our own arbitrarily enumerated year of 1012, the world is going to end in 2012.
2012EndoftheworldIt is true that the Mayan’s maintained astonishingly accurate stellar calendars, including ones charting the courses of other planets in our solar system, but never once does any reference to the end of the world appear in their records.  It’s a thoroughly modern interpretation. Scientists, and historians familiar with the Mayans, have been trying to squelch the irrational fears of doomsayers since the craze began, with unfortunately little effect.  It seems ignorant frightened types just can’t seem to accept what history and science tell us about the world… big shock, right?

Well now we know for sure that the Mayan’s were not predicting the end of the world (as if further proof beyond rational scientific explanations were necessary), and that we simply hadn’t yet discovered the rest of their record.

The sad thing is that even this revelation won’t stop all the Chicken Lickens from theorizing that sometime in 1012 the world will come to a cataclysmic end due to earthquakes, volcanoes, climate change, solar flares, asteroids, or an invisible planet crashing into the Earth… yeah, let me say that again… an invisible planet crashing into the Earth…

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