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2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist

A significant time period for the Mayas does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 25,800 years.

But most archaeologists, astronomers and Maya say the only thing likely to hit Earth is a meteor shower of New Age philosophy, pop astronomy, Internet doomsday rumors and TV specials such as one on the History Channel which mixes "predictions" from Nostradamus and the Mayas and asks: "Is 2012 the year the cosmic clock finally winds down to zero days, zero hope?"

It may sound all too much like other doomsday scenarios of recent decades — the 1987 Harmonic Convergence, the Jupiter Effect or "Planet X." But this one has some grains of archaeological basis.

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Asked by samurai_chica at 11:24 AM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:25 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I'm sure most of you are not worried. But for those of you who wonder, even the Mayan ancestors know this is a crock. Thought i'd throw this out there before that 2012 movie comes out. Sheesh, that is so lame that they actually made a movie out of this.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:26 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • wow i didnt know they were making a movie but i guess whatever gets money in their pockets.. sadly i will go and watch it just because im so curious. but yes this whole 2012 thing freaks me out and i know very little and thats the bad thing that makes it scary... blah

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Meh I have never even given this much thought...nobody knows for certain when it will come..

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:29 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Lol, the Mayans would be having a big old hoo ha If the were still around. It was like there New years eve.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:35 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • LOL. It is so refreshing that nobody here believes those nuts who think the world will end. Some of them are actually hoping and getting read to meet the Lord. @@
    Its all someone's imagination and Hollywood is going with it to make some money.

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 11:43 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • "Sheesh, that is so lame that they actually made a movie out of this. "

    Actually, they have made numerous movies about this. I found eleven movies listed on Netflix! LOL It is funny, but people are always predicting the end of the world. I wonder how many people who believed Y2K would be the end of the world would admit to it today.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:28 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I always laugh when the end-of-the-worlders begin yelling and screaming. Everyday is the end of the world for someone, somewhere--it's called death.
    The same happened with the y2k fiasco--a big fat nothing. What's next? The truth of the illuminati?

    Answer by PsWifey at 12:43 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

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