A nice piece on Doomsday 21/12/2012.

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I want to speak on this whole Mayan 2012 apocalypse, supposedly happening tomorrow, December 21st. I have a lot of friends nervously discussing this topic, and I would like to collect and share some observations. The most immediate fact is that it is already past 5AM (supposed time of the end) Friday in parts of the world, such as New Zealand and the country is still intact (full article on Huffington Post). In addition, the Mayans didn’t take leap years into account. There have been about 514 leap years since Caesar created it in 45BC, and without the extra day every 4 years we would be in July 2013 right now. We are still here.

Regardless of what date it “really” is, the translation of the Mayan calendar being about complete destruction is arguable. Many scholars have said that the negative translation is incorrect, that this marks the time…

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