Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stupid 2010 Doomsday Promoters

So, to all the people who think that the world will end in 2010, there's news that's telling you to calm down. I've always thought people shitting themselves over what they think is the end of the world are stupid, as there have been so many doomsdays over the years that I've grown to ignore them. This 2010 doomsday is also starting to look like just another one of the many fake doomsdays that have popped up with this new finding.
A new critique, published as a chapter in the new textbook "Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World" (Oxbow Books, 2010), argues that the accepted conversions of dates from Mayan to the modern calendar may be off by as much as 50 or 100 years. That would throw the supposed and overhyped 2012 apocalypse off by decades and cast into doubt the dates of historical Mayan events. (The doomsday worries are based on the fact that the Mayan calendar ends in 2012, much as our year ends on Dec. 31.)
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Although "Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World" might be wrong,  their finding certainly puts some doubt into the prophecy made by the Ancient Mayans of the years 250AD to 900 AD.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree. This end of the world nonsense is just that; nonsense. People need to calm down, nahmean? Like we don't have enough boogiemen to worry about.