Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Mayan Calendar, Doomsday on December 21, 2012?

Archaeologist William Saturno of Boston University studied art and writings left by the Maya around 1,200 years ago (Photo: LiveScience)

WASHINGTON - According to Mayan calendar, it is mentioned that there will be an apocalypse (Resurrection) on December 21, 2012. When you see the countdown of the date, then it will run for two months. So, how do scientists explain the determination date "doomsday" is?

Reported by LiveScience, Tuesday (10/23/2012), according to the Mayan calendar, that date is the emergence of what is called the New Age (New Age). Two ancient text confirm the end date of the Mayan Long Count calendar at the winter solstice this year, ie December 21, 2012.

The Mayan calendar was mentioned, December 21, 2012 is the last day bak'tun 13 calendar days or 144 000 cycles. Ancient Mayans will see the end of bak'tun 13 as the end of the cycle of creation.

However, experts say the Mayan history, the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar that is on par with the need to buy a new calendar every year in December, so that's not a sign of the apocalypse.

"This new evidence suggests that the 13th bak'tun an important calendar that will be celebrated by the ancient Mayans. However, they do not make any apocalyptic or doomsday prediction to date," said Marcello Canuto, Director of Tulane University Middle America Research Institute.

Not all people who believe in the apocalypse according to the Mayan calendar, Mayan Apocalypse think that it will bring fire and brimstone or extinguish life on earth. According to John Hoopes, a scholar or historian of the Maya at the University of Kansas reveals that many believers see the date (December 21, 2012) as a time of spiritual transformation.

Not Proven
Doomsday mentioned occur in 2012 based on the Mayan calendar, was sticking out and circulating in the community. But in fact, after digging more detailed information related to the Mayan calendar, apparently finding no mention that the Mayan calendar will end in 2012.

According to the professor of astronomy and anthropology at Colgate University, Anthony Aveni, which ended in 2012, only one calendar cycle. He explained that the Mayan calendar continues after December 21, 2012, the period or the next calendar cycle goes on.

In fact, a few months ago plainly National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has dismissed that there is no end in 2012. Program Manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Don Yeoman denied rumors of apocalypse in 2012.

He also dismissed the argument causes apocalypse series, including the existence of Nibiru, an alien planet that is coming from outside the solar system, which supposedly will hit the Earth in December 2012.

He asserted, when Nibiru will hit the earth in the near future, of the signs will be seen for a long time. At least, the effect of gravity on the Earth and other planets can be seen. However, astronomers making observations did not find a single fact.

Astronomer Carl Sagan, threw his statement that something big, it requires proof that great anyway. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Historically, there are hundreds of thousands of predictions for the apocalypse. However, we humans are still around today," he explained.


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