December 12, 2012

Reply Tue 4 Nov, 2008 04:26 pm
What is your take on the Mayans predicted "end of days"?

I've heard two different theories.

That the sun and the Earth will be aligned and they'll cross the galactic equator and the poles on earths magnetism will switch.
-Example A- A compass switching while crossing over the equator here on Earth.

The second theory I've heard is that Planet X (Nibiru) is a part of our solar system and it's farthest point from our sun is 50 billion years out. But when it comes near our planet it will disrupt many things and start solar storms. Causing solar radiation to affect our planet along with many other things.

Just want to know your opinion on this.

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Reply Tue 4 Nov, 2008 04:32 pm
It was merely the fact that the MAyans ran out of numbers. Theis was the only finite based numerical system. The dumb asses. Hell they didnt even have the wheel exept for a calendar.
Why worry about an extinct "civilization" that was based upon superstitions. Christianity gives you all the same features and lots more action.
Reply Tue 4 Nov, 2008 04:37 pm
That's what they get for using a 32-bit integer.
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Reply Tue 4 Nov, 2008 07:55 pm
Bump this back up here.
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Mr Stillwater
Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 02:56 am
And how did the Mayans pass on this 'knowledge'? In the 16th Century all written codices were destroyed and the teaching of classical Mayan suppressed.... in very cheery Christian ways.

We found a large number of books in these characters and, as they contained nothing in which were not to be seen as superstition and lies of the devil, we burned them all, which they (the Maya) regretted to an amazing degree, and which caused them much affliction.[9]

The only significant work is not in Mayan, but Spanish. It was not intended to pass on past Mayan knowledge (as this was idoltry, superstition or devil worship). It was also highly inaccurate.

The main 'writings' we have are glyphs carved into stone or modelled in stucco. As these are not a 'written' item, they may have as much connection to the body of Mayan wisdom as the street advertising and billboards you pass every day.

What sort of a picture of life in the 20th Century would you get if this was all you had to go on? We had a god that dispenses food (Ronald Mcdonald), we all partook of a nectar that must have promised youth and immortality (Coke) and we shared the world with any number of fantastical creatures that left no physical trace, but must have been real as there images were so ubiquitious (Pokemon, Batman, Warcraft, Mickey Mouse, etc).

There never was a 'prophecy', because there was no way to transmit it. Any 'New Age' takes on this is just a way to separate you from money.
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Mr Stillwater
Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 03:49 am
it's farthest point from our sun is 50 billion years out

Check your source data here. Do you mean 'miles'?

The Universe is only reckoned to be about 13.5 billion years old. The sun will have long since engulfed the Earth and expired in another 15 billion or so...
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