The end is still nigh but has been postponed for a while, maybe

Tuesday, 26 October, 2010

The Mayan calendar which somewhat ominously does not extend beyond 2012, subsequently giving rise to all sorts of end-of-the-world portents of doom – may not have been correctly synched with the Gregorian calendar, meaning the date the world will end cannot now be accurately ascertained.

A new critique, published as a chapter in the new textbook “Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World” (Oxbow Books, 2010), argues that the accepted conversions of dates from Mayan to the modern calendar may be off by as much as 50 or 100 years. That would throw the supposed and overhyped 2012 apocalypse off by decades and cast into doubt the dates of historical Mayan events.

The event may occur in 50 years, or even 100 years time, or, of slightly more concern, may have already passed… which I’m sure, once word gets out, will give rise to whole another set of conspiracy theory type possibilities.

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