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Posted 07 October 2011 - 17:48
Posted 07 October 2011 - 19:31
Umm, actually I don't think any of that was proven. If anything, NASA has said that nothing is scheduled to happen during December 2012.
And there's no way they were more advanced in astronomy. They didn't have a massive telescope orbiting the Earth, so that alone puts them far behind where we are now.
There's a huge difference between simply observing the star patterns (like the Mayans did) and actually zooming in on them to realize that there's much more there (like we do today).
It's not like we've went backwards over time in knowledge. All that's changed is our theories as we learn more and more about the Universe.
All the Mayans did was figure out that the Earth has about a 26,000 year axial cycle. And then for some reason, they divided that up into 5 "ages".
December 2012 is the end of one of the ages and 2013 starts the next. Nothing more, nothing less. People survived the past few "ages", so why would we expect anything to happen?
We should also remember that ancient societies worshiped mythical "gods" and wasted their lives trying to please those gods, so it's pretty silly to believe anything they thought up.
But I suppose it's not like people today are much different.
Science has not proved anything like that. What science (and archeology, and anthropology, etc) have really proved is:
1.- The 2012 date was a miscalculation in the first place, the calendar they were reading translated into 2200 and something, not 2012.
2.- That specific calendar was talking about the end of an AGRICULTURAL ERA, not the end of life.
3.- There are also Mayan calendars that talk about the same thing, but in 2800, 3200, etc.
4.- Mayans were not really an unified culture, there wasn't an unified calendar system (just one that was most popular than the others), a religion system, they didnt even have an unified language.
5.- "Consciousness" is new age crap.
No, it's not 2012, again. But you're correct about the rest.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 20:06
Posted 07 October 2011 - 20:08
Posted 07 October 2011 - 20:16
I was half sleep and didn't get to explain myself fully but here goes. Just woke up and I'm hungry lol.
- Okay, the Mayan calendar has been proven to be more accurate than our Gregorian calendar for one. Even though it's a slight variation facts are facts.
- I remember saying the Mayans and other ancient civilizations were more advanced than us as far as astronomy. Well, that's true even if it was a blanketed statement. The ancient Sumerians had advanced knowledge of the solar system without a huge telescope which in my opinion is impressive. They describe the color of planets like Uranus BEFORE Voyager Two in 1986. They also put on stone tablets the setup of the solar system with the sun being in the center which we didn't figure out until Galileo in 1633.
- Science has proven, which I am still on the fence about because I haven't found 100% SOLID proof yet but, the planets will align putting the Earth in the middle of the "Dark Rift". Proven might have been the wrong word.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:57
Q: Could phenomena occur where planets align in a way that impacts Earth?
A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:53
For me, the title transitioned from BS to hilarious with the added "Says Mexico".
Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:29
"Mexico will release codices, artifacts and significant documents...
Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:09
Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:14
You really can't imagine some fun scenarios?
Sometimes I wish I could live in a complete fantasy world and believe in anything anyone told me. I think it might be fun.
Actually, **** that, it really wouldn't.
Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:20
You really can't imagine some fun scenarios?
Poor non-imaginative buddy!
Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:27
I guess I've been a sceptic for too long, it's hard to wrap my head around why people believe in stuff like this
Edit: perhaps I should clarify: I love Sci-Fi, video games and works of fiction and things like that in general. The earlier post was more about trully believing in alien abductions and **** like that.