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End of Mayan Calendar

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December 21, 2012: Some predict the end of the world, some predict the beginning of a new era. The basis for these claims is based on the Ancient Mayan calendar. It may seem silly to base a prediction off an ancient civilization's calendar but the Mayans were a highly mathematically advanced civilization. Their calendar is not only mathematically complex, it is also highly accurate (in fact, more accurate than the Gregorian calendar we use nowadays). The page that follows explains the Mayan calendar in more detail.

Explanation


The last day of the Mayan calendar corresponds to December 21, 2012 (some experts believe it is actually December 23, 2012). On this date, the Mayans are predicting the end of an era. The Mayans believe they were living in the 3rd era and on this date, the 4th era will begin. What does this mean to us? The beginning of a new golden age? Or does it mean the end of the world and life starts all over.

Consequence


Nobody can really know what will happen. Some predictions indicate that on this date, the world will end and a new world will begin. Others interpret the 'end of an era' as the coming of a new golden age, world peace, end of world hunger, elimination of poverty or a cure for a common illness.

John Titor, the well-known "time traveller" mentioned that 2012 is the year time travel was invented. Could that be possibly what the Mayans referred to? At the end of our era, time is no longer relevant as it changes from an unchangable concept to merely another direction in which one can go.

Preparation


It is impossible to prepare for something we do not know. I would suggest being with a group of friends or loved one, counting down to this fateful day, and hoping for the best. Chances are, nothing will happen, but if it IS the coming of a new golden age, I would suggest everyone to savour and take in every second of this momentus event. If it is the end of the world, well, what can you do, at least you're with the ones you love.
 


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