We’re still here.
Today marks the notorious “prediction” of the Mayan calendar that the world will end (or, some say, a new spiritual era will begin).
The so-called prediction is actually nothing of the kind. The Mayan calendar simply ends, with no mention of what is to happen afterward. Maybe some mathematician had a hot date to get to, and decided 2012 was as good a place as any to leave off work for the day.
The hysteria has caused frustration for scholars of Mayan culture:
“For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle,” says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is “a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot…
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