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The Mayan Calendar: Is the end near?

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Cosmic "Dust" Storm?We are approaching the first day of winter, a season of festivities and celebration.  But a rumor is spreading which dampens the date: The end of the world.   The Mayan calendar predicts that on December 21, 2012, the world will cease to exist.  There are many theories regarding how this will happen, or if it even will.

The Mayans had a complex system of calendars, which varied in length.  The Tzolk’in calendar was usually used for crop harvesting and sowing, running in 260 day periods. Each calendar grows in size, The Haab Calendar lasting 360 days, broken up into 20 day long months.  At the end of this cycle was a period of five days, which were considered extremely unlucky before the cycle began.  Inside of this calendar was the “calendar round,” which measured time in increments of 52 years for recording history.  But the “Long Count” calendar, recording 1,872,000 consecutive days and named the “great cycle,” lasts approximately 5,125 years.

The Mayans believed hat the apocalypse would coincide with the end of the calendar.

However,  the Mayans regard this date as we regard the end of any calendar.  From legends, the end of the great cycle is a time for celebration of the existence of the world itself, not a pessimistic time.

Yet there are several theories supporting the end of the world.  One of the most popular is an astral alignment.  Planets are supposedly supposed to align in a way that creates catastrophic results within the earth’s atmosphere.  Another is the rumor of a dwarf planet that will crash into the earth, unseen by astronomers.  These theories, though, have been dis proven by NASA and other scientifically backed sources.  The dwarf planet was to be an internet hoax.

Although almost all theories have been dis proven, the creation legend still permeates through the interwebs.   Information about the Mayan calendar has been spread by word of mouth, forums and movies ( 2012 and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).  Some students seem to be doubtful of any such ideas.

“I think its absolutely ridiculous that information could be twisted this much,” freshman Harry Clancy said. “I think that the Mayans simply ran out of room. These theories are ridiculous.”

An interesting  fact is also adding to the hysteria, the solar system passing into a large energy cloud within the universe, which could have some interesting effects on our perception of space, and the universe itself.  An article concerning these matters can be found Here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-e-joseph/passing-into-the-energy-c_b_405086.html .

Winter is coming, and it seems we will only know the truth when it arrives.

By Alana Fletcher

 


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3 Comments

  1. Andy

    What an amazing article! This student did her research!

  2. Angel

    Great article, very well written and informative. Keep up the good work, and thank you for sharing.

  3. Intelligent Individual

    LOVE IT

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