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Will the world end within 100 days ?

Posted on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 | Comment icon 170 comments

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Doomsday theories continue to thrive as the end of the Mayan calendar is now less than 100 days away.

The hype surrounding December 21st 2012 as an 'end of times' date is reaching fever pitch as October approaches and less than 100 days remain for those who believe that the end of the Mayan calendar signals the end of the world. But how likely is it that anything will happen at all ? Most people remain skeptical and with good reason - not only is it unreasonable to assume that the Mayans somehow foresaw the end of days but it makes little sense to assume the world will end simply because one civilization's calendar happens to stop at a certain time.

Even the Mayans themselves didn't believe the end of the calendar meant the end of days, instead the end of one calendar simply meant the end of one era and the beginning of another. "It's like the odometer of a car, with the Maya calendar rolling from the 120,000 to 130,000," said professor Anthony Aveni. "The car gets a step closer to the junkyard as the numbers turn over; the Maya just start over."

"Many ethnic Mayans dismiss the apocalyptic hype as a Western invention."

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Comment icon #161 Posted by Likely Guy on 20 November, 2012, 3:07
31 days, 7 hours, 2 minutes, 51 seconds. I have a question, is this local time or Greenwich? It makes a difference, you know.
Comment icon #162 Posted by cloudsinthesky on 20 November, 2012, 4:32
Comment icon #163 Posted by The Unseen on 20 November, 2012, 6:31
Just another 100 days? Aw man, and I still have to marry Lady Gaga, find the hammer of Thor, and take over this world. I guess I should start working on weekends too... You said what I wanted to say except for Lady Caca....oops I meant Lady Gaga,anyway I want only who I have now My Wife who is the prettiest woman in the world to me,that and to catch a biger fish that day ,Ever hear that song"I'm Gonna Miss Her".that will almost explain my life now .Only thing is she'd be with me catching the bigger fish,LOL
Comment icon #164 Posted by kevink on 20 November, 2012, 16:00
So is the end really going to happen?
Comment icon #165 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 20 November, 2012, 20:37
So is the end really going to happen? Not unless you are a fanatically involved with doomsday beliefs, so the answer you seek is NO.
Comment icon #166 Posted by JGirl on 20 November, 2012, 20:39
Anyone want to donate their money to me on the 99th day? any luck yet, rlyeh?
Comment icon #167 Posted by Odds on 20 November, 2012, 21:07
If it's going to end, that detox was a bit of a waste of time.
Comment icon #168 Posted by YouVotedBushDummy on 21 November, 2012, 2:12
I hope not, for my kids sake. Two years ago when this whole theory started kicking off in the media I was excited and thought it would be a thrill to endure some cataclysmic destruction, wipe the filth off, and start off fresh. Unfortunately my two kids keep me from wishing impending doom upon these dip****s just for their sake. In short, cool theory and what not a while ago, but its just stale and starting to seem highly unlikely, especially the whole tuning to the 5th dimension idea
Comment icon #169 Posted by Junior Chubb on 21 December, 2012, 1:07
Well, today is the day isn't it? Let me know when it all ends, I'm going to have a nap...
Comment icon #170 Posted by Abramelin on 21 December, 2012, 3:09
YES, YES !!! EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMIS !! A BIG RED PLANET IN THE SKIES !! No, it's boring as hell. It's 4 AM here, and I had to take a leak.

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