Did the Mayans REALLY predict a doomsday event?

No Doomsday in 2012

Article Updated: 24 Dec , 2015

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Apparently, the world is going to end on December 21st, 2012. Yes, you read correctly, in some way, shape or form, the Earth (or at least a large portion of humans on the planet) will cease to exist. Stop planning your careers, don’t bother buying a house, and be sure to spend the last years of your life doing something you always wanted to do but never had the time. Now you have the time, four years of time, to enjoy yourselves before… the end.

So what is all this crazy talk? We’ve all heard these doomsday predictions before, we’re still here, and the planet is still here, why is 2012 so important? Well, the Mayan calendar stops at the end of the year 2012, churning up all sorts of religious, scientific, astrological and historic reasons why this calendar foretells the end of life as we know it. The Mayan Prophecy is gaining strength and appears to be worrying people in all areas of society. Forget Nostradamus, forget the Y2K bug, forget the credit crunch, this event is predicted to be huge and many wholeheartedly believe this is going to happen for real. Planet X could even be making a comeback.

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For all those 2012 Mayan Prophecy believers out there, I have bad news. There is going to be no doomsday event in 2012, and here’s why…

The extent of the Mayan empire

The Mayan Calendar
So what is the Mayan Calendar? The calendar was constructed by an advanced civilization called the Mayans around 250-900 AD. Evidence for the Maya empire stretches around most parts of the southern states of Mexico and reaches down to the current geological locations of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and some of Honduras. The people living in Mayan society exhibited very advanced written skills and had an amazing ability when constructing cities and urban planning. The Mayans are probably most famous for their pyramids and other intricate and grand buildings. The people of Maya had a huge impact on Central American culture, not just within their civilization, but with other indigenous populations in the region. Significant numbers of Mayans still live today, continuing their age-old traditions.

The Mayans used many different calendars and viewed time as a meshing of spiritual cycles. While the calendars had practical uses, such as social, agricultural, commercial and administrative tasks, there was a very heavy religious element. Each day had a patron spirit, signifying that each day had specific use. This contrasts greatly with our modern Gregorian calendar which primarily sets the administrative, social and economic dates.

Venus Express observation of Venus (ESA)

Most of the Mayan calendars were short. The Tzolk’in calendar lasted for 260 days and the Haab’ approximated the solar year of 365 days. The Mayans then combined both the Tzolk’in and the Haab’ to form the “Calendar Round”, a cycle lasting 52 Haab’s (around 52 years, or the approximate length of a generation). Within the Calendar Round were the trecena (13 day cycle) and the veintena (20 day cycle). Obviously, this system would only be of use when considering the 18,980 unique days over the course of 52 years. In addition to these systems, the Mayans also had the “Venus Cycle”. Being keen and highly accurate astronomers they formed a calendar based on the location of Venus in the night sky. It’s also possible they did the same with the other planets in the Solar System.

Using the Calendar Round is great if you simply wanted to remember the date of your birthday or significant religious periods, but what about recording history? There was no way to record a date older than 52 years.

The end of the Long Count = the end of the Earth?
The Mayans had a solution. Using an innovative method, they were able to expand on the 52 year Calendar Round. Up to this point, the Mayan Calendar may have sounded a little archaic – after all, it was possibly based on religious belief, the menstrual cycle, mathematical calculations using the numbers 13 and 20 as the base units and a heavy mix of astrological myth. The only principal correlation with the modern calendar is the Haab’ that recognised there were 365 days in one solar year (it’s not clear whether the Mayans accounted for leap years). The answer to a longer calendar could be found in the “Long Count”, a calendar lasting 5126 years.

I’m personally very impressed with this dating system. For starters, it is numerically predictable and it can accurately pinpoint historical dates. However, it depends on a base unit of 20 (where modern calendars use a base unit of 10). So how does this work?

The base year for the Mayan Long Count starts at “0.0.0.0.0”. Each zero goes from 0-19 and each represent a tally of Mayan days. So, for example, the first day in the Long Count is denoted as 0.0.0.0.1. On the 19th day we’ll have 0.0.0.0.19, on the 20th day it goes up one level and we’ll have 0.0.0.1.0. This count continues until 0.0.1.0.0 (about one year), 0.1.0.0.0 (about 20 years) and 1.0.0.0.0 (about 400 years). Therefore, if I pick an arbitrary date of 2.10.12.7.1, this represents the Mayan date of approximately 1012 years, 7 months and 1 day.

This is all very interesting, but what has this got to do with the end of the world? The Mayan Prophecy is wholly based on the assumption that something bad is going to happen when the Mayan Long Count calendar runs out. Experts are divided as to when the Long Count ends, but as the Maya used the numbers of 13 and 20 at the root of their numerical systems, the last day could occur on 13.0.0.0.0. When does this happen? Well, 13.0.0.0.0 represents 5126 years and the Long Count started on 0.0.0.0.0, which corresponds to the modern date of August 11th 3114 BC. Have you seen the problem yet? The Mayan Long Count ends 5126 years later on December 21st, 2012.

Doomsday
When something ends (even something as innocent as an ancient calendar), people seem to think up the most extreme possibilities for the end of civilization as we know it. A brief scan of the internet will pull up the most popular to some very weird ways that we will, with little logical thought, be wiped off the face of the planet. Archaeologists and mythologists on the other hand believe that the Mayans predicted an age of enlightenment when 13.0.0.0.0 comes around; there isn’t actually much evidence to suggest doomsday will strike. If anything, the Mayans predict a religious miracle, not anything sinister.

Myths are abound and seem to be fuelling movie storylines. It looks like the new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is even based around the Mayan myth that 13 crystal skulls can save humanity from certain doom. This myth says that if the 13 ancient skulls are not brought together at the right time, the Earth will be knocked off its axis. This might be a great plotline for blockbuster movies, but it also highlights the hype that can be stirred, lighting up religious, scientific and not-so-scientific ideas that the world is doomed.

Could an asteroid wipe out the Earth? (NASA)

Some of the most popular space-based threats to the Earth and mankind focus on Planet X wiping most life off the planet, meteorite impacts, black holes, killer solar flares, Gamma Ray Bursts from star systems, a rapid ice age and a polar (magnetic) shift. There is so much evidence against these things happening in 2012, it’s shocking just how much of a following they have generated. Each of the above “threats” needs their own devoted article as to why there is no hard evidence to support the hype.

But the fact remains, the Mayan Doomsday Prophecy is purely based on a calendar which we believe hasn’t been designed to calculate dates beyond 2012. Mayan archaeo-astronomers are even in debate as to whether the Long Count is designed to be reset to 0.0.0.0.0 after 13.0.0.0.0, or whether the calendar simply continues to 20.0.0.0.0 (approximately 8000 AD) and then reset. As Karl Kruszelnicki brilliantly writes:

…when a calendar comes to the end of a cycle, it just rolls over into the next cycle. In our Western society, every year 31 December is followed, not by the End of the World, but by 1 January. So 13.0.0.0.0 in the Mayan calendar will be followed by 0.0.0.0.1 – or good-ol’ 22 December 2012, with only a few shopping days left to Christmas.” – Excerpt from Dr Karl’s “Great Moments in Science“.

Sources: Dr Karl’s Great Moments in Science, IHT, 2012 Wiki

Leading image credits: MIT (supernova simulation), WikiMedia (Mayan pyramid Chichen Itza). Effects and editing: myself.


184 Responses

  1. Fraser Cain says:

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  2. Yeeeeaaahhhh’NNO!! I personally believe in Jesus Christ. The Earth & AAAAAALL of humanity will end only, if it’s His will! That’s my story & I’m stick’n 2 it!! J…

  3. Yeeaaahhhh’NNO!! That’s God’s decision. Not a buncha goofy people dressed in Halloween costumes.

    • Anonymous says:

      ghod’s decision — This viewpoint of yours reflects much the same ‘we are superior to you because of our ghod” superstitious mind set as the Mayan POV, are you sure you don’t want to actually think about what you just said.

      Halloween costumes aside did you read the actual article — comprehending all the words, if there were any you needed help with, let me know.

      Mary

  4. Rian Tan says:

    where did you get that photo. And how are you guys so sure that that is going to happen..

    • Anonymous says:

      Which photo are you referring here, there are several. Each has a link to the image as a single jpg, The names of the images are suggestive or descriptive. You might want to check the specific image you need information for and give us the name it was assigned when it was created as a link in these UT pages.

  5. stupied noobs fake!

  6. Koowie says:

    So who’s right? The world will end in 2012 or October 21st? I think both are hooey btw.

  7. André Jolicoeur says:

    It’s interesting to see how people are so excited by SPECTACULAR ways in which we could die… while in fact, a great many of us die everyday simply from old age, disease, hunger, suicide, war, accidents.
    IMHO this reveals our overly materialistic thoughts. We dream/fear of SPECTACULAR events, when we really just need to look at the truly impressive things around us: love, friendship, compassion. There wouldn’t be such a fascination for doomsday prophecies if we were living along healthy (spiritual) inner values. Death just wouldn’t seem such a big issue anymore.
    Isn’t it, after all, the ONLY 100% predictable thing in our lives? A very trivial thing, really.
    A little sooner or a little later, but we all get there someday.

    • Hi André ,
      You have made a very interesting point. I hope millions, if not billions of people, would think just like you on the issue of “doomsday event” whereby numerous people the world over seem to fear specular events, as you have indicated. Our human concentration should be focused on love for one aother, friendship, all around humanity.
      Colbert Bellevue

  8. Paul Baillio says:

    I, as well as a lady where I work, have both had an experience where we see the numerals “1111” quite frequently. I thought it was some sort of coincidence, both of us having the same experience. Turns out the mystic, Uri Geller, has had the same happen to him. Then, watching TV on National Geographic, a program about 2012, one of the so-called “survivalists” mentioned that he did not know where, but he had a vision about a portal in time open somewhere, he didn’t know the location, that would allow people to pass thru into another dimension, thus surviving whatever. I, of course, was amused until he said “I have had a vision of the time, though.” The time? 11:11 a.m. on 12-21-12. The amusement stopped.

    PaulB
    Texas

    • Anonymous says:

      It is possibly to you that your experiences as you relate them and as they have occurred over time to actually be reinforcing a common, central tenet you hold. In other words, are you not stating a conclusion based on self held tenets rather than dispassionate observation wherein you are not the experiment but the experimenter.

    • IVAN3MAN_AT_LARGE says:

      More likely, it’s probably because you and your lady friend have been reading too many 2012 Doomsday blogs/posts by nutters who make excessive use of the exclamation mark and interspersed with number ones at the end of their sentences, like so: !!!1111!!

    • Vikas S says:

      Paul
      i am also getting the same numbers 11:11 quite frequently and now i am confident its no coincidence. i know there is shift in consciousness, a subtle change, in near future and it could be the date that everyone is talking about. i am clam, collected and waiting but lil scared too 🙂

      love

    • Vikas S says:

      Paul
      i am also getting the same numbers 11:11 quite frequently and now i am confident its no coincidence. i know there is shift in consciousness, a subtle change, in near future and it could be the date that everyone is talking about. i am clam, collected and waiting but lil scared too 🙂

      love

      • James Howard says:

        typical americans thinking the world will end in 2012, you guys need to stop being so arrogant and look things up, and god doesnt ant man to know when the world will end cause of this exact crap what you are talking about

      • Anonymous says:

        You, James Howard, are sounding like the typical non-American and blaming everything on Americans. In your ‘exhaustive’ research, what is the largest organization profiting and spreading this 2012 garbage? Ever hear of the Oneness Movement? Try a search. Find the Oneness University website. Take a look at the history part under the About Us heading. That building at the bottom… less then 8 years to build and is the centerpiece of a complex spanning several thousand acres. These guys have ‘campuses’ across the world. Their charging scheme keeps changing, but they are making insane amounts of cash. Oh, the founders of this group are from India and are based in India.
        I will let you find their references to 2012, there are a few of them on their main site and they have been talking about it since almost the beginning of their enterprise. But you knew that, right? You research sooo hard.
        FYI… I am an American, and most people I know out here think the whole 2012 business is a freakin’ joke. Oh, and we like to research. I live less then 10 miles from the world’s largest library (take a guess) and the world’s largest museum and research complex. There are a couple other research related things Americans have done over the years, nothing too big, just the internet, Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, and the Internet Archive. I guess what I am trying to say… stop judging us by the few crazies we have and by our government, and maybe you might learn a thing or two. You are right about one thing, we are arrogant, but with good reason. Enjoy the internet, a free gift from America, even to those who hate us. Peace.

      • proudlyabrit says:

        If you do YOUR research, you will actually find that the internet was a British invention, but you probably think that the car was invented by Henry Ford, too. FYI, there have been more earth-changing inventions/discoveries from that tiny dot of real estate off the coast of Europe than any other country. They just generally couldn;t afford to develop them.

      • Anonymous says:

        To Paul and Vikas.
        Check the calender. Notice which decade this is? Of course you are seeing the numeral 1 often. Oh no… the number 11! Take a look at how clocks are organized. The numeral 1 appears more often because we have 10am, 11am, 12am. Take a look at calender days. How many months have 31 days? Oh no! 1 again! Pope Gregory XIII (LOOK! More 1 lookalikes!) must have secretly been a Mayan priest who used the force to transport himself through a time loop riding a Delorian made of cosmic energy. Also, Leet (or “1337”) uses 1, i, l, almost interchangeably, so you see them everywhere. Ever hear of binary? Saying that you see 1s everywhere is like saying you see green everywhere. Oh no, the world will end in a green mist! One number had to be more common then the others, and it happens to be 1.
        As for the Mayans, google Stele 1 at Coba. Pay attention to the date the Mayans wrote on that sucker. Their world ended when Europeans arrived and they never saw it coming (a few years before 2012). Oh yeah, they were greaaaat at predictions. Try some basic research directed at scientific works instead of watching TV for your research.

  9. andrew obrien says:

    i agree with him

  10. andrew obrien says:

    i agree with him

  11. Anonymous says:

    ok so what if this really happens so what! there has been so many good things happen in the past and bad as well if this does happen i am going to sit out side with a 12 pack of beer on my front law why because there is nothing that i can do to stop it so why worry about it why get all crazy and nothing happen like i said i am going to liv my life day by day because i can die tomorrow for all i no i live in the moment now a year or 2 out im sorry thats just who i am thats the person i am. but it cool that people have so much time on there hands to find all this stuff out!!!!

  12. anna calvert says:

    im 12 years old and my grandparents have come over to visit.
    im not new to this subject but i was having a conversation with them about me going on holiday with my parents in 2012.they laughed and said”i guess your not coming back then!”. i asked them what they meant and they told me about the world ending.

    my grandparents are big heads!! i hate them!!
    i told them if they had ever heard of the saying “when pigs fly!!”

    just think about it!!

  13. anna calvert says:

    WHEN PIGS FLY!

    • Haley says:

      AHAHA lol thats true! i bet sometime in this millenium theyll learn how to make pigs fly.. i can garuntee it. lol

    • Anonymous says:

      IT MIGHT HAPPEN SOME DAY ANNA BUT NOT ANY TIME SOON, AT LEAST I HOPE… DONT LISTEN TO ALL THIS STUFF… ITS JUST PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOT TOO MUCH TIME IN THEIR HANDS, INCLUDING MY SELF AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE I CAN NOT SLEEP.

  14. anna calvert says:

    LOOK IF WE DIE WE DIE WHAT CAN WE DO??

  15. anna calvert says:

    if this is going to happeni will die with my dog

    i would rather die than my dog.

  16. kkamalpreetkaur says:

    Zoo- Wee MAMA!!

  17. Courtney says:

    Sorry but i believe that someday, whether it would be decades from now or weeks, there will come a judgement day. I don’t believe in how people are trying to predict when it will happen and how it will and what exactly will happen, but I feel that if it were meant to be known it would have been written in the bible.

    • Anonymous says:

      It obviously isn’t meant to be known when is says in Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.”

    • Anonymous says:

      because anything that wasn’t written in the bible isn’t true. anyone that says differently is fucking wrong and stupid. the bible is the one and only provider of wisdom knowledge and morality. right?

  18. Courtney says:

    Alsothis isn’t the first time there has been a doomsday scare. 1988,1994 Y2K, These dates ar all just opinions

    • Anonymous says:

      y2k was not the end of the world, it was where the computer systems were all going to crash, yea it would cause panic and many issues. such as personal info would be lost and bank info but it was certainly not predicted to be the end of the world. i am not sure how i feel on all these new predictions, as a mother of one and another on the way i would like to think my kids and i could spend alot more time together, but yes it is scary!!!

  19. i totally agree with courtney that us humans are predicting when it is and it is suppose to be at anytime. Man dont kno..

  20. Garry Meyer says:

    Sooner or later a comet or a rock the size of texas will strike. When one does it will not matter what calender you will be using. How many of you saw that huge comet hit the sunlast week? That came from the other side but we got to see the show. I dont want this and surely most of us don’t. It seems the more smarter we get the larger our imaginations grow.

  21. Hector says:

    earth it self will predict when it wants to go.

  22. Well, I don’t believe in all this mumbo jumbo… but if it’s true…
    I’M MAXING OUT MY CREDIT CARD 😀

  23. Bridney Gibbs says:

    WELL THIS IS BRIDNEY AND I THINK NONE OF THIS IS TRUE NO MAN CAN KNOW WHEN THE WORLD IS GOING TO END ONLY GOD KNOWS

  24. Bridney Gibbs says:

    WELL THIS IS BRIDNEY AND I THINK NONE OF THIS IS TRUE NO MAN CAN KNOW WHEN THE WORLD IS GOING TO END ONLY GOD KNOWS

    • Anonymous says:

      Amen to that!!! Not even the Angels know the end of the world, but God…
      and Jesus will come like a theif in the night… When you least expect it…
      So Chill out people…
      Read the Bible!

      • Shpeen says:

        god’s not real lets try and think scientifically if our brains allow us to

      • Tobi Raji says:

        its always been science against religion and I’m sooooo tired of it! Science is used to explain everything that’s explained by Religion. Well, what if Religion out rules science in everything? Personally, I believe in God, Jesus Christ, and Heaven. I am a Christian… not a scientist. Science is not always the explanation to everything. “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” …Maybe, God is a scientist?

      • Mary Morris says:

        i respect the fact you are religious person. but thats the whole point of science. we still are in searching the ways how why and when in science, while religion tells you only 1 thing GOD. they put people on fire long ago just for saying that earth was round and was going around its axes. today we all know its true and even god will not help “”POPES”” TO DENY it anymore. thats the science i love.

      • Kristen says:

        god is real. u know if u dont believe in god than u rather go to hell

  25. Anonymous says:

    I would have to agree with Bridney Gibbs! Man was not the creator of this earth so how is man going to predict such a thing, God is the ruler of our earth and man is known for just going off technology and so on. I honestly think if something does happen in 2012 like a world changing disaster, then it was not God trying to end the world! It’s the corrupt devil worshipers that lead our country, leaders that are behind a sick plan to take over the world, like our presidents and government and music artist and so on! Why do you think T.V. was invented???

    To have mind control over your mind, so that they can send a so called positive message and we would believe it! That’s bullshit if you ask me! Excuse my language but the Illuminati are not fooling me! The messages are clear in music, movies, children cartoons, etc. It’s your choice to hear and see them! My mind is made up though, the news is bullshit! The history channel is the biggest manipulating channel that talks about 2012 and how it is going to be a so called “Natural” World Disaster but yet the messages in television and music video’s says otherwise!
    Oh yeah and if the illuminati is successful with their planned world disaster there is a underground facility called FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and what this so called positive Agency does is help surviving individuals during massive world disasters! But we all know that bullshit! They only allow private clubs and other wealthy individuals who are on their list! Don’t believe me? Watch Snoop dog ft T-pain music video- BOOM! I have my own beliefs but I follow god! You can choose to make your own pathway of life and follow god or just let the illuminati take control of your mind and possibly your life!

    • Torbjörn Larsson says:

      Good spoof.

      Man was not the creator of this earth so how is man going to predict such a thing,

      What have creation to do with anything? Science, it works.

      What we do know is that nobody created Earth, it was a natural process.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh yeah and I do agree with you that the world created itself from a natrual process, what I meant to say in my first commet is that god created man. And that know man can predict such a thing, sorry for the confusion everyone! 🙂

    • Przemek Zbojna says:

      WHAT YOU JUST SAID IS COMPLETELY TRUE. WE HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED TO BELIEVE IN THIS “PERFECT” WORLD. WE FOLLOW THE WRONG SYSTEM MY FRIEND.

    • Przemek Zbojna says:

      WHAT YOU JUST SAID IS COMPLETELY TRUE. WE HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED TO BELIEVE IN THIS “PERFECT” WORLD. WE FOLLOW THE WRONG SYSTEM MY FRIEND.

  26. Anonymous says:

    I would have to agree with Bridney Gibbs! Man was not the creator of this earth so how is man going to predict such a thing, God is the ruler of our earth and man is known for just going off technology and so on. I honestly think if something does happen in 2012 like a world changing disaster, then it was not God trying to end the world! It’s the corrupt devil worshipers that lead our country, leaders that are behind a sick plan to take over the world, like our presidents and government and music artist and so on! Why do you think T.V. was invented???

    To have mind control over your mind, so that they can send a so called positive message and we would believe it! That’s bullshit if you ask me! Excuse my language but the Illuminati are not fooling me! The messages are clear in music, movies, children cartoons, etc. It’s your choice to hear and see them! My mind is made up though, the news is bullshit! The history channel is the biggest manipulating channel that talks about 2012 and how it is going to be a so called “Natural” World Disaster but yet the messages in television and music video’s says otherwise!
    Oh yeah and if the illuminati is successful with their planned world disaster there is a underground facility called FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and what this so called positive Agency does is help surviving individuals during massive world disasters! But we all know that bullshit! They only allow private clubs and other wealthy individuals who are on their list! Don’t believe me? Watch Snoop dog ft T-pain music video- BOOM! I have my own beliefs but I follow god! You can choose to make your own pathway of life and follow god or just let the illuminati take control of your mind and possibly your life!

    • Przemek Zbojna says:

      Actually he is right. Just look up ILLUMINATI. They have been doing this for a really long time. Its hard to believe because the truth is always hard to take in. lol i dont think hes offending anybody.

    • Anonymous says:

      HEHEHE, YOUR A VERY SCARED INDIVIDUAL AREN’T YOU? DONT BE SCARED IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD THAT STRONGLY THAN YOU SHOULD ALSO BELIEVE YOUR GOING TO BE OK AND ITS OK TO LIVE A LITTLE.. YOU DONT HAVE TO FALLOW THE ILLUMINATI, THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO TRY TO OWN THE WORLD LIKE EVERYONE ELSE .. YOU DONT HAVE TO BELONG TO THE WORLD THEY ARE TRYING TO OWN

  27. Bobby says:

    well, this might look a bit cogent but i still believe no one knows the exact time. there are signs to predict the end though; so this might be some of the possible signs.

  28. Bobby says:

    well, this might look a bit cogent but i still believe no one knows the exact time. there are signs to predict the end though; so this might be some of the possible signs.

  29. David Garcia says:

    God. The ultimate extraterrestrial.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Not sure when the end will come. I believe when Mother earth is through with us, she will
    spit us off and learn to grow trees from disposible diapers. New life will go on. As for the bible, and yes, I have read it. I believe in a higher power but wasn’t the bible written by those who
    thought the world was flat? Yeah, they knew it all.

    • Anonymous says:

      Vote 1 – Mother Nature
      The world (Earth) as we know it will end only when the Sun inevitably grows and heats up this puny planet to a point making it incapable of sustaining any form of organic life. But anyway at the rate we are abusing this world we will bring about our own Judgement Day much sooner, maybe not in our lifetime but soon enough.

  31. Terence Wong says:

    highly doubt its god’s decision. god only controls the earths and its natural disasters not space.

    • Anonymous says:

      wow out of all these posts yours seriously made me laugh.. no offense to you or anyone, you are all entitled to your opinion but since when is god with in certain limits and since when do we know what is his territory ? if everyone did not have some kind of fear of the world eventually ending none of you would have ended up in this page writting out your fears, beliefs… if people were just nicer to eachother you wouldnt have to be scared if the world is endingif your goind to die, survive ir your going to hell ir your going to heaven if there is a god if there isn’t what would it matter any way when your dead your dead…just like we are sitting here writting some one also decided to write their thoughts on paper and call it a bible..( i know im going all over the place with this one but dont have time to reply to every post in here) i believe in god i believe in my own way to god, and i do not believe that any one man can tell me they met god and came back to life to know what he was or was not what he said or did not what is allowed or is not and when it will all end.. WHEN EVER IT HAPPENS IT HAPPENS, JUST BE HUMANE HUMANS PEOPLE TWORRY ABOUT.. HAN YOUV GOT NOTHING TO

    • Anonymous says:

      So is there really a god for every planet now? You people are all fruitloops.

  32. SUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  33. Lily Girgoryan says:

    please ive been depressed about all this may 21st 2011 thing i just really want to know the REAL truth is the world really going to come to an end on saturday?! please let me know

  34. Anonymous says:

    Well Torbjorn science may work, i’m not saying it does not but, Me personally, I just feel all my research that I came across and just everything that is going on in our world today is part of the reason why our economy is so messed up! You know I mean I really do just sit back and think wow look how evil our world is and how we all go to work and try to make a living off of just pieces of paper(money). But it is just the world we live in! I was actually reading an article about FEMA stating that they have a massive stock of food and water and even growing crops underground and I just think to myself: surviving individuals that are not CEO’s of a mainstream company or other wealthy individuals are most likely not ever going to set foot in FEMA just because they were a nobody! And that breaks my heart to know that our country is that cruel and so addicted to money!

  35. JaredB says:

    There is no way that any man on Earth can determine when the end of the world is going to come about. The mayans created a calendar that outlasted them. Big deal. Its supposedly gonna end on Dec. 21 2012. So what. The end of the world and humanity is the greatest mystery to date, and we won’t know the answer to when its gonna happen until it already passes

  36. Noor Muhammad Wali says:

    The Prediction is 100% wrong, if it was right so it would be written clearly and with detials in our Holly Book Holly Quran, and i will add one thing. as no one knows about his life or exact time of their death. As 98% of the signs of Doomsday is already occured which our Prophet Muhammad PBUM has predicted. so we can say may be tomowrrow will be the doomsday please try to do something for your second and everlasting life.
    with best regards and honors
    Noor

  37. Anonymous says:

    it’s funny how man has tryed to predict the end of the world and has been wrong every time. man kind has been doing this from the start of time wether you bealive in god or bealive in that we evolved from prmates. It clearly states in the bible that no one knows or will know when judgement day comes and also for u none bealivers, thers is clearly proof and scientific studie that disprove all these predictions on how and when the world will end. Dnt get me wrong, something major and significant will happen soon or around the end of 2012, but it will be a new step for man in a new era.. it all wineds down to what u bealive in. just know that man will be tested and new challenges will arise for us. MARK MY WORDS, I HAVE FOR SEEN THIS…

  38. Lissa says:

    U guys are all bone heads fellas, no traces has ever been found how the world came to exist or how humans came to this earth, all the traces and info’s are imaginations from people who call them self’s prophets, we are the gardeners of the earth and only us can destroy the earth but nothing else from some jerk spiritual world will come do that…….I guess we where suppose to be talking about WWIII that America is going to wage to bring the end of the world……….I love this Green-Blue planet so much.

  39. crystalgmesa says:

    Well, they had to stop making the calendar at some point or else it could go on infinitively & logically, we would still be creating it today. I mean, really, one could continue on forever making the calendar. Like it says, we don’t know why or how they created it to begin with. Maybe it stops at 2012 because they were satisfied knowing that 2012 was so far in the future that it wouldn’t affect them or their decendants. Or they were just tired of making it.

  40. Doomsday tomorrow, the world ends on Oct 21st, and the world ends again Des 22nd 2012. Yeah right.
    The world as we know it might end with Aphopis in 2036, though. Or when Yellowstone blow. I hopw both happens in my lifetime, could be fun to watch 😀

  41. A) This is a science blog, non a neolithic/bronze-age mythology blog and…
    B) This story is 3 years old… Come on people! Get with it…

  42. Anson says:

    I’m glad you brought up the possibility of a religious miracle in 2012. If the Mayans had thought that 2012 were to be a doomsday they would have left more evidence to warn of that and the idea of a religious miracle, or a period of enlightenment as I like to think of it, makes a lot more sense when you look at the culture and values of the Mayan people.

    I also was not aware of the binary number system the Mayans used and the concentration on the numbers 13 and 20. If that is true, and lets day the doomsday ideas are true, then the chances that it will happen in 2012 are only 50% because there would also be a 50% chance of them occurring in 8000 as you explained.

    Good article, I’m interested to see what happens!

  43. You can tell the world’s not gonna end because at first they was saying it was gonna end in 2012, now they’re saying its gonna end tomorrow, May 21, 2011 . Nothing but a whole lot of bullshit .

  44. Jasmin Arias says:

    THE WORLD IS NOT GOOING TO END I AGREE WITH BRIDNEY ONLY GOD KNOWS WHEN THE WORLD WILL END BUT WE DON’T

    • Mary Morris says:

      even god does not know anymore. we are so good craping our planet even he cant predict anymore how long our oxygen supply will lust:))))

  45. Joseph says:

    there has been a doomsday scare 1988,1994 Y2K, These dates are all just predictions. people are just trying to scare people. I do believe that doomsday will come, but no one knows when it will come, its like we get hints because of the typhoons hurricanes, or tornadoes, but those are all normal and the rain,,, thats only here , at ohio
    sooo its all right (:::

  46. topherthekilljoy says:

    I dont think the world is going to end because how many times did they predict that it was goin to end and it never happened if you think it goin to end just be ready all i think whats goin to happen is everyone is goin to panic and start something big

  47. Nevada Jeansonne says:

    people are so stupid, how are they s’posed to know anything like this if the can’t even predict the weather 100% yet? really they just wanna get paid for freakin people out… then going away untill the next event that they could connect to the end of the world!

  48. Jonathan says:

    is tomorrow the end of the world????

  49. Przemek Zbojna says:

    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS DOOMSDAY THIS YEAR. 2012 IS JUST GOING TO BE A BEGINNING OF A NEW CIVILIZATION. A NEW WORLD ORDER BY THE ELITES. IM NOT AGAINST BECAUSE I THINK THIS WORLD IS REALLY MESSED UP AND THERE IS WAY TOO MUCH PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET. LOOK IT UP.

    FOR STARTERS I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THIS.

    Denver Airport: MUST SEE!!!!

    PART 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjjIy1DO0gs
    PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL2vnxVIH_0

    WAKE UP PEOPLE IT REALLY IS TIME FOR A CHANGE!!!
    IM EXCITED!!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      HEHE U MADE ME LAUGH.. BUT PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO DO SOMETHING TO KILL TIME UNTIL WE DIE, THAT IS ALL WE ALL WAIT FOR ANYWAY. SO WE GOTTA KILL TIME WITH SCHOOL, WORK, RELIGION, SO ON AND SO FORTH.. BTW I AM GREATFUL FOR RELIGION, HUMANS ARE ANIMALS WED ALL BE KILLERS IF RELIGION WAS NEVER BROUGHT UP.

    • Anonymous says:

      All science gives are theories and scientists have all differing opinions. Religion is faith based. If you believe, it works if you’re a non-believer it doesn’t. It’s pretty simple. You sound like a “half empty person.” Cheer up, life is what you make it.

    • Anonymous says:

      All science gives are theories and scientists have all differing opinions. Religion is faith based. If you believe, it works if you’re a non-believer it doesn’t. It’s pretty simple. You sound like a “half empty person.” Cheer up, life is what you make it.

    • Davis Bennett says:

      so if u think life is so boring and dull, just die now

      • preston holman says:

        Two words for this dude Reprobate Mind. He has given up so all we can do is pray that he is shown the light!!

    • Davis Bennett says:

      oh, and how do u think the first person on this earth got here. did a fairy wish them onto the earth? ur a real genious. the way u view life is sad. but i really dont feel bad. u have, and will have had your chance to make a decision on your faith. it is your choice. JOHN 3:16

  50. Hello people, the Mayan Long Count calendar is based on 20, not 13.

    Each 0 goes 0-19, so why would we be even bothered by 13.0.0.0.0? Just because the Mayans also had a thing with 13? Doesn’t sound all that intelligent to me.

    The Mayan’s had already screwed up by not making a calendar that could go past 52 years to start… they probably figured by the time the Long Count had run it’s course (which BTW is 3.2 million days or approx. 8,767 years) who would care, or they would come up with something to solve it.

    Dec. 21, 2012 will be just another day folks.

  51. Hello people, the Mayan Long Count calendar is based on 20, not 13.

    Each 0 goes 0-19, so why would we be even bothered by 13.0.0.0.0? Just because the Mayans also had a thing with 13? Doesn’t sound all that intelligent to me.

    The Mayan’s had already screwed up by not making a calendar that could go past 52 years to start… they probably figured by the time the Long Count had run it’s course (which BTW is 3.2 million days or approx. 8,767 years) who would care, or they would come up with something to solve it.

    Dec. 21, 2012 will be just another day folks.

  52. Peyton Dixon says:

    im scared

  53. Anonymous says:

    I love my tango!!!! HaHa brandon!

  54. Anonymous says:

    Right I’ve sat here and read every comment made and I have a few observations……..
    1.Learn to spell…..it’s pretty stupid trying to argue about an important issue if your spelling’s rubbish. How do you expect to be taken seriously.
    2.Can we please drop all the crap about the ILLUMINATI….That bulls**t is old and overrated, people will see conspiracy’s everywhere if they’re looking for it…as someone quite rightly pointed out in a previous comment.
    3.Religion……even IF the various holy books are the words of GOD they were written by man and as you religous nuts pointed out….by definition man is wicked and sinful…..even the holy ones.
    4.THE ACTUAL POINT……If the world does end, on the basis of most of these posts it’ll be doing the universe a great favour because a majority of it’s inhabitants it seems are F***ING MORONS

    • Przemek Zbojna says:

      1. Nobody really cares about spelling on forums. As long as people understand one another than it’s okay. Someone doesn’t take you seriously just for spelling… oh well than.
      2. ILLUMINATI are a real society and they are doing whatever they want with us and we are letting them get away with it, even though there is really nothing we can do unless the whole population wakes up and goes against them. They’re controlling our “FREE” world and leaving us out of the real freedom that they have and enjoy. They ruined our world with money and their hunger for domination. So its not bulls**t, I think your just in denial about that.
      3. Religion is just made up and whoever still believes in it, needs to pound some sense in their heads and wake up. It wasn’t written by anybody holy, just by some smart motherfu**ers.
      4. I agree with you on this one though, there is some morons on this planet lol. But the world won’t end.

      • Anonymous says:

        true i dont think the world is going to end but, the human race will … we are distorting this plant & it wel fight back!!

      • Says somebody who in the second sentence has a grammatical disaster “than it’s okay” try “THEN”

      • allfourjacks says:

        lmao

      • Says somebody who in the second sentence has a grammatical disaster “than it’s okay” try “THEN”

      • Ask Sharon says:

        Um…. You need to be quiet about your opinions on religion…. 3% of us (including me) are going to Heaven. But yall are going downstairs! 😛 (Switch people) yeah and i know they sayyou have freedom of speech and press but y would anyone wantto hear you crap load you call opinions? some things are just meant to be left unsaid

      • Mary Morris says:

        :))))) take front seat to the heaven sharon. may be you will be seated with popes and priests who think they are going to heaven toooo:))))))))

      • allfourjacks says:

        uhhhhh….who said heaven is necessarily up and the hot fire is down?

      • Anonymous says:

        Sadly for you ‘heaven’ is actually a magical place full of hungry worms and tiny bugs that eat our rotting corpses once we bite the dust. ;(

    • Anonymous says:

      Its funny coming from a moronic dick fuck who thinks his atheist liberal stand points mean something hahah. Go get laid you fag.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not once did I say I was an atheist u dick….I just don’t agree with religion and insulting my sexuality even though you have no fucking clue who I am……oooohhhh your really proving my point wrong there aren’t ya…grow up mate or leave the BIG talk to real grown ups.

      • Mary Morris says:

        i rather been atheist and nice to people than religion and idiot like you.

      • allfourjacks says:

        Indeed

      • Anonymous says:

        So you are 17 and think that you know everthing. Maybe if you we not so brainwashed by religion you would realise this.
        Religion is contradictious ‘mumbo-jumbo’ contrived by those wishing to preach self-serving ideals onto the superstitious and weak minded.

    • Mary Morris says:

      i love your comment. i have to admit and agree with you that people are really morons.””God gave us everything””” hate when they say that. what about the nature that gives us everything and we pay back with destroying it so much. If we will have doomsday one day its gonna be only because we did it to ourself by destroying the nature which feeds us in every way

  55. Anonymous says:

    Why are people talking about God? All these conspiracies have nothing to do with God! 2012, global warming, stars exploding and all that stuff are not in “God’s” control, they are all natural disasters. I am a Christian solely based on the fact that my mum brought me up that way, but I find it hard to believe in a person that created man and then wishes to wipe out the human population is someone who has the right to base a religion on forgiveness and love. If God is all about forgiveness why would he want to kill all the bad people in the world? Couldn’t he just forgive them instead? If you ask me, Christianity is the most hypocritical religion of them all. If God created humans the way they are, then wouldn’t that mean that he created the “evil” that lives inside them? How would we know what good was without evil in the world? If there is a God, I believe he created us to ask ourselves these questions, and to find the answers and lead our own lives based on what we have learnt. Why does Christianity believe it is superior to all other religions? What about Islam, Judasim, Buddhism, and all the other religions in the world? Will they die because of the Christian belief?

  56. Anonymous says:

    Why are people talking about God? All these conspiracies have nothing to do with God! 2012, global warming, stars exploding and all that stuff are not in “God’s” control, they are all natural disasters. I am a Christian solely based on the fact that my mum brought me up that way, but I find it hard to believe in a person that created man and then wishes to wipe out the human population is someone who has the right to base a religion on forgiveness and love. If God is all about forgiveness why would he want to kill all the bad people in the world? Couldn’t he just forgive them instead? If you ask me, Christianity is the most hypocritical religion of them all. If God created humans the way they are, then wouldn’t that mean that he created the “evil” that lives inside them? How would we know what good was without evil in the world? If there is a God, I believe he created us to ask ourselves these questions, and to find the answers and lead our own lives based on what we have learnt. Why does Christianity believe it is superior to all other religions? What about Islam, Judasim, Buddhism, and all the other religions in the world? Will they die because of the Christian belief?

    • Shakira Legett says:

      To reply to ur comment first and foremost God is NOT A PERSON or a MAN! God created people, He is the CREATOR! And yes God is loving and forgiving. He put us here for 1 reason TO WORSHIP HIM. Every cerature has a life span some long, some short bad peolpe die just like good people die…EVERY SOUL SHALL TASTE DEATH! And yes evil exsists but we heve our own free will and we choose d to do bad deeds God doesnt choose them for us.. I am Muslim and we worship God and God alone without any partners or intercessors

    • Rie Jones says:

      God created our earth perfect at first, but Adam and Eve caused the evil. He doesn’t forgive because he probably feels you aren’t even sorry. He doesn’t wish to wipe out our population, He wants people to live in his kingdom in Heaven.

  57. Daguirre says:

    As far as we know it has been predicted over and over again all I can say is read the bible and live your life like it will end today. Love your family and be prepared for anything, as if the world would end. Our world as we know it is over when we die, but will continue for other who are alive,no man knows the hour or day when the end is here. Its just a bunch of hype and people are gullible to belive it! Man up and be strong be a free thinker make your life and live it now!

    • Torbjörn Larsson says:

      “no man knows the hour or day when the end is here.”

      Wrong, since all the rest of us knew that the world would continue to high certainty. You are mistaking factual knowledge, with its concomitant uncertainty, with philosophical “truth”, which admits no certainty but also no actual knowledge.

      Then you make a real mess by attributing such philosophical “just so” storytelling to religious myths.

  58. Anonymous says:

    IM GOING TO SLEEP, IV GOT WORK TOMORROW AND I GET OUT AT 7 SO IF THE WORLD ENDS ILL FINISH MY SHIFT AN HR EALRIER.. BTW ITS NOT ENDING….

  59. April Seiple says:

    they say if new zealand had and earthquake today that is the first sign of it.

  60. Hello everyone!!!!! This whole news about the end of the world is nothing but a lie. I don’t know how many of you here go to church, read the bible or participate in religious services but tell u wat, I did all of it and i never heard nor read that May 21, 2011 is the exact date of the end of the world. Honestly, Harold something something has so much time to speak about this because he wants to get attention and ask for money from people. Just like what the bible says, only God knows when this tragedy would occur. It doesn’t state the exact time or date in the bible when will Earth meet its end. I also suggest that reading the bible itself and understanding God’s teachings would help you all to understand the details about this. Do not believe on anything that a local priest or prophet would say to you cuz’ I can guarantee that half of the things theyre saying about this are LIES!!!!!

  61. Strangling that duck over ther says:

    I’m still alive

  62. Strangling that duck over ther says:

    I’m still alive

  63. Anonymous says:

    Wait if I’m to die i’d like to know something….If they say the world will end at 6pm…what if im in a different time zone…whose time zones dies at 6pm…i mean come on …if its at 6 pm my time then new zealand time zone is like the next day. so?????????

  64. Anonymous says:

    just to say only god knows when the world is going to end we dont cause we are not god

  65. Anonymous says:

    the world is not going to end we dont know only god knows so we r not god so we dont exactly know when the world is going to end god does

    • Torbjörn Larsson says:

      Wrong, since all the rest of us knew that the world would continue to high certainty. You are mistaking factual knowledge, with its concomitant uncertainty, with philosophical “truth”, which admits no certainty but also no actual knowledge.

      Then you make a real mess by attributing such philosophical “just so” storytelling to religious myths.

  66. Aunt Rainey says:

    Trust me, if the world was to end, nobody would be able to predict it. It would be over in a matter of seconds without warning.

  67. Juhi Manral says:

    that is what i read….
    Its not going to end tomorrow… its the judgement day. Its ending 5 months frm then on 21st october 2011…!!!!
    http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/outreach/tracts/may21/

    • trshwachy019 says:

      noits not it wont be judgement day for a while, stop listening to camping hes 89 and is going crazy

    • KittycatBree says:

      Yeah but it would have started yesterday, which means 200 million people should have ascended into the heavens. Which obviously did not happen.

  68. Oww Please! NO ONE… Can predict the end of the world… If you really believe in God… Then stop believing this nonsense predictions from some fanatic preachers..
    As Jesus clearly says: “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” Mark 13:32-33

    • Torbjörn Larsson says:

      Wrong, since all the rest of us knew that the world would continue to high certainty. You are mistaking factual knowledge, with its concomitant uncertainty, with philosophical “truth”, which admits no certainty but also no actual knowledge.

      Then you make a real mess by attributing such philosophical “just so” storytelling to religious myths.

  69. Oww Please! NO ONE… Can predict the end of the world… If you really believe in God… Then stop believing this nonsense predictions from some fanatic preachers..
    As Jesus clearly says: “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” Mark 13:32-33

  70. Devon says:

    and now they say iots gnna end today…..5/11

  71. Devon says:

    5/11/11

  72. Devon says:

    and then they said were suppose to have contact with aliens in 2011 ..where the fk r they?o.O

  73. Kyler says:

    Y2K was not a “end of the world” conspiracy, it was saying all the computers would not be able to switch over to the year 2000 and they would all shut down. The only reason they thought that was because when computers were created in the 1940’s all computers ever seen were the 19’s. What i’m saying is that if you say the world is going to end and you give an eligible reason behind it, you will get people to listen and follow.

    • Torbjörn Larsson says:

      The Y2K problem was based on the most widespread date algorithm (not Apple’s for example) having a 99-00 turnover at year 2000 due to lack of century numbers. Which in turn was from lack of foresight.

      No one thought that the computers would not last into the 00’s, if that is what your somewhat cryptic sentence refers to (“all computers ever seen were the 19’s”).

  74. K C says:

    I am a human being and hold my sparkle in this divine universe, And I do not criticize religion no matter that it was created in an age of rage and rebellion and when mankind needed hope, then as proved by the the professors of religious study discovered that it was comprised over four to five decades by as many as three to four authors and then later before the catholic crusades that several books were removed. It was also released later within the last decade that it has been man who has created the devil. In a right mind perspective, Yes we are spiritual people and if this God, were a punishing one, he would not tolerate alterations or modifications to not only his word, but the viewpoint of his intent for mankind. Out of the over 200 recognized religions, I feel that mankind has been duped and threatened for no reason at all.Even as early as the mid 1600’s there was saying, it is not that which is above, or below, ahead or behind. If you can figure this out you will know the gift and the connection we hold with all life.

    Secondly, in the late eighties and early nineties was a great time for Mayan study, I followed many scholastic libraries and essay’s and when you people see as posted above, there were so many factors intertwined into this calender system not to mention the religious and almost Pagan directive, I find it ridicules to conceive a system of destruction from such a source, as this. Mayans also show how religious and ritualistic beliefs don’t bring you any closer to your god, only to fade into a multifaceted Hispanic gene pool. It does not mean that it was not great in it’s time, but the system they used did not ensure anything for them.

  75. Anonymous says:

    Well this goes out to everyone that does not believe in god, I wish the best for you and I will continue to pray for the individuals who are lost and not awake in this world! No matter what anybody says about me and my Christian beliefs, I will not let ANYONE take my love for god away! Yeah I am not perfect I have sinned before, but I have always asked god for forgiveness, and god is a forgiving god so I know he understands that NO individual in this world is perfect! But I honestly still believe that the Illuminati are the devils troops! And all they want to do is take over the world! But what they do not know or fail to realize is that god has something far more punishable for them! And only god know’s when the end is going to come! I love you god!!!!!!

  76. michael ledbetter says:

    “if you could reason with religious people there wouldn’t be religion” – doctor house

  77. Anonymous says:

    on No Doomsday in 2012 2 days ago

    I would have to agree with Bridney Gibbs! Man was not the creator of this earth so how is man going to predict such a thing, God is the ruler of our earth and man is known for just going off technology and so on. I honestly think if something does happen in 2012 like a world changing disaster, then it was not God trying to end the world! It’s the corrupt devil worshipers that lead our country, leaders that are behind a sick plan to take over the world, like our presidents and government and music artist and so on! Why do you think T.V. was invented???

    To have mind control over your mind, so that they can send a so called positive message and we would believe it! That’s bullshit if you ask me! Excuse my language but the Illuminati are not fooling me! The messages are clear in music, movies, children cartoons, etc. It’s your choice to hear and see them! My mind is made up though, the news is bullshit! The history channel is the biggest manipulating channel that talks about 2012 and how it is going to be a so called “Natural” World Disaster but yet the messages in television and music video’s says otherwise!
    Oh yeah and if the illuminati is successful with their planned world disaster there is a underground facility called FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and what this so called positive Agency does is help surviving individuals during massive world disasters! But we all know that bullshit! They only allow private clubs and other wealthy individuals who are on their list! Don’t believe me? Watch Snoop dog ft T-pain music video- BOOM! I have my own beliefs but I follow god! You can choose to make your own pathway of life and follow god or just let the illuminati take control of your mind and possibly your life!

  78. Anthony Webb says:

    @Jakeisha White, agreed i think the wirdos and paranoids with those “the is nigh” signs. They just want to make us spaz out. But they just cant’t make up their minds.

  79. Danielle Meier says:

    So here is my pov.
    I did a little research that took all of 5 minutes.
    We have the regilous beliefs on one side and scientific on another; Wouldn’t that say something right there? We aren’t sure how the world will end.
    Now for the Mayan Calendar. Now there is rumor that the calendar may be off by 50 – 100 years. The world was supposed to end numerous times before this due date and now they aren’t sure if this due date is right? That’s telling ya something people.
    Next part of my theory.
    As for religon. (I know I will have many of you christian cyber trolls on my anus for this -_-)
    I was never very religous, but I do have some knowledge on this topic.
    The world has many people of many religons, and they all have their different times and dates of their end of the world. Think seriously people, only christians will die? Then the next religon? Do ya catch where I am going with this?
    So to my next point.
    At 6pm the world will end? I got this from somebody else who posted here, and i completely agree with him. Whose 6pm? or will it be periodicly?
    Up Next… The dates the world was supposed to end
    1.) January 1, 1000 A.D.
    2.) Many dates in 1843 and 1844
    3.) March 10, 1982
    4.) January 1, 2000
    5.) June 6, 2006
    This should be telling you something and I know half of you people are prolly gonna have an excuse for it. I have one. People are too parinoid for their own good. Hince the reason half of you people are in here. I had my insecurities about this topic but I am completely assured it wont happen. The world will end but there is no sure way that we will know.
    I think i have said all I can really say about this topic at the moment, so please for the love of god (oh, the irony) stop tearing at everyones throat and talk about this like civilized people.
    But personally my favorite end of the world date was 1-1-00. Really all electronics coming to life some how and attacking us? So I’ll be walking down the stairs and all of a sudden a rabid toaster will bash me in the head?
    This has been a Personal Opinon Post brought to you by your personal Hostess – Me.

  80. paularfaras5 says:

    When Jesus lived in the land of Israel about 2000 years ago, he gave a very simple and concise answer when someone asked him when he would return: He explained that NO ONE knows the hour or the day, except for God the Father (Matthew 24:36).

  81. trshwachy019 says:

    im not dead

  82. trshwachy019 says:

    im not dead

  83. Meagan Olson says:

    everyone needs to lay off cuz no one ever know if the world would end…. there is only one person that would know and he is GOD!!!!!! i dont go to church but at less i know that only he can decided if the world should end or not!!!!!!

    • Torbjörn Larsson says:

      Wrong, since all the rest of us knew that the world would continue to high certainty. You are mistaking factual knowledge, with its concomitant uncertainty, with philosophical “truth”, which admits no certainty but also no actual knowledge.

      Then you make a real mess by attributing such philosophical “just so” storytelling to religious myths.

  84. ß?? Millis says:

    I’m wearing an: I’m Not Dead Yet!

    Monty Python T-shirt, Haha.

  85. Anonymous says:

    2% were taken yesterday by rapture. The other 98% will go to hell in October. The reason you didn’t see any change was that you don’t know anyone that would be of the 2%. Your world of sin remains unchanged until October 21st.

  86. Torbjörn Larsson says:

    Wrong, since all the rest of us knew that the world would continue to high certainty. You are mistaking factual knowledge, with its concomitant uncertainty, with philosophical “truth”, which admits no certainty but also no actual knowledge.

    Then you make a real mess by attributing such philosophical “just so” storytelling to religious myths.

  87. Torbjörn Larsson says:

    Wrong, since all the rest of us knew that the world would continue to high certainty. You are mistaking factual knowledge, with its concomitant uncertainty, with philosophical “truth”, which admits no certainty but also no actual knowledge.

    Then you make a real mess by attributing such philosophical “just so” storytelling to religious myths.

    [Hey, this comment was really useful! =D]

  88. Torbjörn Larsson says:

    Oops, before I started to paste in a type comment, I should have noted the sheer number of religious/conspirationist crazies out there. Sigh, sorry about that!

    • Anonymous says:

      I noticed this thread popping up on the recent posts list. This is 3 years old! Also these posts seem to have all the quality of the tit for tat comments on hot talk radio.

      The Mayan calendar changing is of no more significance than changing the calendar on the wall on January 1. This is no more significant than turning a month page, marking off a day, the tick of a second or the passing of a fempto-second. On Mars the diurnal cycle is 25 Earth hours, and a year is about 680 (as I recall) of our days. So the whole calibration is changed. That is one feature of time, it matters not one whit what fiducial you use (start time) or what scale you use, time itself is not changed. The only thing that changes is the manner in which you measure it. As Einstein said, “Time is what is measured by a clock.” And I can choose any possible clock I want.

      Predicting the “end of the world” in a precise manner is not easy, even for a rational prediction. Within 6 billion years of course the sun will swell up in a red giant and consume the Earth. Some of the Earth will become part of a planetary nebula, while some other parts a white dwarf star. The sun will heat up so that life will be pretty much intolerable in 1.5 billion years. The entire universe will become a de Sitter vacuum in 10^{100} years. So we know about various “end of the world scenarios.” Often the term “end of the world” really means the end of humanity, which is really piffling on a cosmological scale. That we can’t say much about.

      The one thing which does seem plausible is the more people become obsessed over the end of the world (end of humanity), the more likely it will happen and sooner. If our species gets into a mind trap of looking for the end of the world, we may simply end up making it so.

      LC

  89. Mary Morris says:

    DONT BE CRAZYYYYYYYY. they will make you pay it backkkkkkk. you will be around to pay back every single cent:)))))))

  90. Anonymous says:

    Oh well…….Get a case of beer a nice bottle of vodka and enjoy your last day when it comes….other than that go to work

  91. Anonymous says:

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  92. Edward shin says:

    if the mayans r so good at prediciting how come they didnt predict the spanish coming?

  93. Anonymous says:

    I really do feel sorry for the individuals that do not know any better! Some people say “Oh get a life!” and make fun of the individuals that are on this webpage preaching the good word and people have the nerve to leave commets saying “Everyone on this webpage should just get a life!” But yet they had time to read a couple of commets on this webpage and respond, Uhhhhhh okay so maybe they should get a life also! I love god!!!!!

  94. Anonymous says:

    thank yoiu for this article, i suffer from xtreme anxiety and even tho i not religeous at ten to 6 on sat i was a nervous wreck !!!! these articles have helped me a bit but still dont no how i gonna get through 2012 without prob giving myself a heart attack. anyone any suggestions ?

  95. Anonymous says:

    hi thanks for the article, i suffer extreme anxiety and was a nervous wreck by ten to 6 on sat even tho i not religeous.even tho reading this has helped me a bit dunno how i gonna get through 2012 without giving myself a heart attack !!! any sugesstions ?

    • preston holman says:

      Listen you need to quit worrying bout these false prophets and what man says. Because man will always let you down in the end but GOD never will. Some will tell you different but since I allowed Jesus in my life nothing but good things has happened to me. So give Jesus a chance he is a gentleman not gonna force you to worship or live for him it’s a choice that he allows you to decide. May God Bless and Guide you!!

  96. Anonymous says:

    I feel very sad !!!
    that the world did not end, at least we could have had a new start !!!!

  97. Anonymous says:

    I feel very sad !!!
    that the world did not end, at least we could have had a new start !!!!

  98. Anonymous says:

    Judgement Day Was A failure! Camping Is A crack Pot! Yhu Can’t just Start Calculating Things And Predict When The World Is Gonna End. Yu Think God Is Gonna Give AScientific Predictions date For His Coming? NO!!!!! And For The 2012 Stuff…..There Are And Speculation Of What COULD! Happen, But It’s Not Garunteed That It Will, But We Are Overdue for Some Things, Like Pole Shifting. But Like I Said, It Isn’t Garunteed. What That Should Say Is The Earth Will Be Changing At The End Of The Cycle, But Idiots Just Wanna Make People Worry.

  99. preston holman says:

    Matthew 24:11 says “And many false prophets will rise, and shall deceive many”.
    So these people are false prophets trying to deceive people because in
    Matthew 24:36 its says “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but the Father only.” So people need to quit worrying bout the end of days and just get yourselves ready. Get yourselves Baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost. For yes the time of the end is near but like Jesus said ” NO ONE KNOWS BUT THE FATHER”

  100. Kristen says:

    whatever is whatever nonone knows what day the world gonna end. it could end anytime soon. today, tommorrrow , the day after tommorrow the day after AND IT CAN It caN even end any second from now who knows. JUST LIVE EACH DAY TO THE FULLEST. and just dont believe in those dates.just worry about doing good in your life and dont do anything bad in your life or you will regret it all in the end .it doesnt matter what kind of material thingu have, how much money u have it matter who you loveand how your remmered by , once u do that u or r doing that u shall procced happlily in your life. and thats all should matter nothing else. once you do that u shouldnt be concern what date the world goonna end.just be happy and just do goood in life and just livelife as if it were the last

  101. Anonymous says:

    Uhhhh okay so why are you on this webpage anyway! Guess that makes you what you called us to! Oh my, some people can be so contradicting!

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