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Newly discovered Mayan calendar passes 2012

Buckethead31594
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5/11/2012 11:28:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
So much for the "end of the world." Check this out.

http://www.usatoday.com...
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Perseus
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5/11/2012 11:48:37 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 11:28:43 AM, Buckethead31594 wrote:
So much for the "end of the world." Check this out.

http://www.usatoday.com...

"Examination of the rows shows they are columns of numbers and symbols similar to lunar eclipse calculations found in early 16th century Maya writings that tied astronomical events to rituals. Some of them include dates corresponding to a time after the year 3500."

These are writings that were from another time. The Classic Mayan calendar is the one that I will go by.
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5/11/2012 12:01:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 11:51:10 AM, Mirza wrote:
The calendar of my cellphone lasts to 2099. It's a smartphone, ergo it's right.

That was programmed into your phone by some idiotic programmer.

The Ancient Mayan culture has been empirically proven correct based on prophecies.
Mirza
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5/11/2012 12:21:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 12:01:44 PM, Perseus wrote:
That was programmed into your phone
Ah I thought my phone was psychic. Just lost all respect for it.

by some idiotic programmer.
Indeed, what kind of an idiot thought my phone wouldn't be extremely useful after 2099.
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5/11/2012 12:27:57 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 12:21:01 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/11/2012 12:01:44 PM, Perseus wrote:
That was programmed into your phone
Ah I thought my phone was psychic. Just lost all respect for it.

by some idiotic programmer.
Indeed, what kind of an idiot thought my phone wouldn't be extremely useful after 2099.

LOL I do hope you are able to upgrade to a new phone by then
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5/11/2012 12:29:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 12:01:44 PM, Perseus wrote:
At 5/11/2012 11:51:10 AM, Mirza wrote:
The calendar of my cellphone lasts to 2099. It's a smartphone, ergo it's right.

That was programmed into your phone by some idiotic programmer.

The Ancient Mayan culture has been empirically proven correct based on prophecies.

Like Nostradamus or the Bible? Or anything else whose authenticity is verifiable with a bit of imagination and a sufficiently large interpretive lens, and often in spite of the consensus of researchers/scholars, whose specialty tends to be in just such a subject, who argue that it's just a popularized misinterpretation, like a lot of others stories that get broken about anything having to do with "ancients" or "prophecies"?
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5/11/2012 12:29:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 12:25:29 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Oh, damn. Good thing I don't have to worry about the world ending, then.

I was actually counting on it.. Bah, time to think of a new retirement plan haha
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GeoLaureate8
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5/11/2012 12:37:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Let me make this clear. The Mayans did not predict the end of the world. They calculated a cycle and we are beginning a new cycle. They believed it to be a day of celebration.

Also, the Mayan calendar does end on 12/21/2012.
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5/11/2012 12:53:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 12:01:44 PM, Perseus wrote:
At 5/11/2012 11:51:10 AM, Mirza wrote:
The calendar of my cellphone lasts to 2099. It's a smartphone, ergo it's right.

That was programmed into your phone by some idiotic programmer.

The Ancient Mayan culture has been empirically proven correct based on prophecies.:

There was never any "prediction" made by the Mayans that the world ended in Decemeber 2012. That's a recent invention based on loose interpretation. They simply stopped making their calendar for reasons unknown, but most likely because their civilization imploded.

Secondly, we use the Julian calendar, which has leap years and leap days. The Mayan version of December 2012 has already passed and we're still here.

Just like every other failed doomsday prophecy on the trash heap of history.
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GeoLaureate8
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5/11/2012 1:21:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 12:53:52 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
There was never any "prediction" made by the Mayans that the world ended in Decemeber 2012. That's a recent invention based on loose interpretation.

The end of the world theory is not even based on loose interpretation, it's entirely made up based on nothing. No interpretation of Mayan texts says the world will end.

They simply stopped making their calendar for reasons unknown, but most likely because their civilization imploded.

False. It marked the end of a 5,125 year cycle, the 13th baktun.

Secondly, we use the Julian calendar, which has leap years and leap days. The Mayan version of December 2012 has already passed and we're still here.

False. You're just regurgitating the same nonsense argument that charlatans use. That was accounted for. 2012 expert John Major Jenkins confirmed that the 12/21/2012 date isn't far off at all.

Also, the physicist Michio Kaku explicitly stated that the Mayan calendar does in fact fall on December 12, 2012.

Just like every other failed doomsday prophecy on the trash heap of history.

This one is different. And it's not a doomsday prophecy. That's blatant disinfo.
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5/12/2012 12:16:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Yeah, i agree with Geo - the mayan calendar predicts the birth and death of astrological ages, not the 'end of the world.' What a ridiculous presumption by... oh.. almost everybody..
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5/12/2012 12:23:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/11/2012 12:37:01 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Let me make this clear. The Mayans did not predict the end of the world. They calculated a cycle and we are beginning a new cycle. They believed it to be a day of celebration.

Also, the Mayan calendar does end on 12/21/2012.

This
https://www.youtube.com...
https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
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5/12/2012 12:43:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/12/2012 12:16:18 PM, CrazyPerson wrote:
Yeah, i agree with Geo - the mayan calendar predicts the birth and death of astrological ages, not the 'end of the world.' What a ridiculous presumption by... oh.. almost everybody..

Tell me if you get people to believe you. I've been touting this for months and no one believes me.