‘Mayan apocalypse’ preparations are under way
Apparently, Doomsday is upon us.
For some time, grim prophesiers have pointed to Dec. 21, 2012, as the date of the apocalypse predicted by the Mayan calendar. Already spread by some Western scholars, the rumors have only increased in number (aided by the Internet) since the last end-of-the-world scare fizzled out on January 1, 2000.
The particular date – Friday, for those without a calendar present – comes from the Maya belief that the gods created three previous worlds before placing humanity on a fourth. The previous three were believed to have lasted for only 13 baktun (a baktun is a period of 144,000 days) cycles, totaling roughly 5,125 years. According to the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar, the end of this world’s 13th baktun is Friday, leading some to extrapolate that the termination of this cycle will bring the end of days.
That’s not how indigenous Mayans see it. Across Central and South America, indigenous experts and descendants of the Maya are brushing off the doomsday theory. Instead, they say the end of the current baktun marks the beginning of a new Mayan calendar era – much like we restart the year at the end of December. Still, that hasn’t stopped those in other parts of the world from preparing for potential doom.
Dec 20, 2012 @ 23:54:12
Epoch Time? Sounds alot like Y2K, and we all know how that went
Dec 20, 2012 @ 17:16:44
The one(s) who beleive it must end their live before the time and then going to heven or other as, with the ways as you all like. Act now, before too late. YOU IDDIET !!!!!
Dec 20, 2012 @ 00:17:06
January 19, 2038 03:14:08 GMT this is the real END OF THE WORLD. At that precise time and date Epoch time will end its 32 bit count, and all the computers in the world (including all the legacy applications that control airplanes, air traffic, electric nationwide power grids, the internet main ISPs, all the nuclear missiles launching systems in the US, Russia and China, airplanes, nuclear submarines, cell phone and data networks, satellites, star wars laser and nuclear satellites from Reagan days, EVERYTHING) will stop to work.
That time and day is the day the humankind will be destroyed. There is no way around it. You are all DOOMED!
Dec 19, 2012 @ 18:59:42
is the world going to end for real because i do not want to die!
Dec 19, 2012 @ 17:09:29
Are any of you doing anything to prepare just in case? I stocked up on food and water and backed up all my data on http://offworldbackup.com You never know! I’d rather be prepared than caught off-guard…
Dec 20, 2012 @ 09:54:48
If it actually is the end of the world, what does it matter if you stockpile food and back up your computer? As if there will be electricity… You idiot!
Dec 19, 2012 @ 09:11:50
It;s not just fear mongering but will also be very detrimental not only to those who buy it but also to those who have spent so much time pushing this crap. Starting on the 22nd, they will all be the butt end of many jokes for many years to come. Just imagine what the history channel will have to wonder what to do with all those apolocalyptic “documnetaries” and of course nothing meaningful to fill their timeslots with.