Imaginarynumber1, on 25 October 2012 - 06:09 PM, said:
It doesn't matter if the date is wrong because the Mayans never said anything about the end of the world. It's just the end of one B'ak'tun and the start of another. Just like our calendars go from December to January.
Actually that's not correct. The end of a cycle isn't simply the begining of the next crop planting cycle that repeates itself year after year. The end of age cycles has much more to do with major changes in human spirituality. So the end of an age is actually associated with the growth and evolution of humanity therefore it really is a little like the end of the world.