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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Source: Herald Sun
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