We are all going to die this today. The Mayans said so and while the Mayans had no idea of what life would be like in the space age, they faced their own fears and deaths in their society's equivalent. But their destruction didn't come via orther people and, according to them, neither will ours.
There's a calendar showing the time to countdown here
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Since the Mayan calendar is based on cycles (read our article on How Does the Mayan Calendar Work to learn more), December 21, 2012 merely indicates the end of a cycle that began on August 11, 3114 BC. While there are wild interpretations as to what this date means, and many holiday resorts are booked out on this day, there is no evidence from any Mayan literature suggesting that the world will come to an end.
It is simply the end of the current Long Count, and December 22, 2012 will be the beginning of the next Long Count, or cycle in the Mayan calendar. In fact, the Mayans have names for the Long Counts, and the fact that they've named Long Counts beyond this one suggests that this won't be the last. It is significant, however, that we are entering a new cycle in the Mayan calendar.
This one sounds more like us.
Right, off to do a few last minute jobs, can't be shuffling off without everything being organised, eh ;0)
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