View Poll Results: What do you think 12/21/2012 represents?

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Thread: 12/21/2012

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    12/21/2012

    What do you believe? Will it be the end of the world? Does the end of the Mayan calendar signify the return of "our alien creators/rulers/gods"? Is it just another day?
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    Re: 12/21/2012

    Just another day in paradise. The Mayan long count calendar 'resets' to zero every 1,872,000 days... December 21, 2012 is the next calculated reset.

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    Re: 12/21/2012

    Gozer the Gozerian will arrive.

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    Re: 12/21/2012

    Trogdar will arrive to burninate the world!

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    Re: 12/21/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Gozer the Gozerian will arrive.
    He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

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    Re: 12/21/2012

    I don't see why this should be a cause for concern even if the Mayan calendar actually predicted the world would end in 2012. Why would we trust an ancient Mayan prophecy? The Mayan didn't predict the coming of Cortez, that is an apocryphal myth that originated long after the arrival of the Spanish to the new world. So if there was a Mayan doomsday prophecy, it would be no different than any other myth.

    But that's beside the point. There is, in fact, no such prophecy. The end date of the Mayan longcount calendar doesn't mean that the world will end, just that the calendar flips over into the next epoch.

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    Re: 12/21/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!
    Beware the Gatekeeper. Glad to see we're on the same page.

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    Re: 12/21/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I don't see why this should be a cause for concern even if the Mayan calendar actually predicted the world would end in 2012. Why would we trust an ancient Mayan prophecy? The Mayan didn't predict the coming of Cortez, that is an apocryphal myth that originated long after the arrival of the Spanish to the new world. So if there was a Mayan doomsday prophecy, it would be no different than any other myth.

    But that's beside the point. There is, in fact, no such prophecy. The end date of the Mayan longcount calendar doesn't mean that the world will end, just that the calendar flips over into the next epoch.
    Pretty sure that's what I said...lol.

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    Re: 12/21/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Pretty sure that's what I said...lol.
    So I can't say it too? Plus I added all that other stuff

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    Re: 12/21/2012

    This just in: 2012 isn't even the end of the 13th baktun:

    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
    A baktun (properly b'ak'tun) is 20 katun cycles of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar. It contains 144,000 days, equivalent to 394.25 tropical years. The Classic period of Maya civilization occurred during the 8th and 9th baktuns of the current calendrical cycle. The current (13th) baktun will end, or be completed, on 13.0.0.0.0 (December 21, 2012 using the GMT correlation). This also marks the beginning of the 14th baktun, as such a term is usually used among Mayanists.
    J. Eric S. Thompson stated that when a Long Count of, say, 9.15.10.0.0 is placed in the 9th baktun, we are almost certainly committing an error, like placing the year 2009 in the 2nd millennium. However, that practice is so well established among Maya epigraphers and other students of the Maya that to change it would cause more harm than its perpetuation.
    The great cycle takes 13 full baktuns. So we've got one more baktun to go before this even becomes an issue. 2012 is not the end of the great cycle, it's the beginning of the last baktun in the cycle, not the end!

    Just when I thought the 2012 doomsayers couldn't be more wrong, they are. This is priceless.
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