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The Mayans Got It Right


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Initial post: Dec 23, 2012 10:40:58 AM PST
JOHN DOE says:
They predicted nothing and nothing happened - just saying...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 10:45:42 AM PST
Zaplightning says:
Very true......and the bank stopped giving away calendars.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 10:46:45 AM PST
JOHN DOE says:
Those were tough times.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 10:56:43 AM PST
Bubba says:
I miss those free calendars

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 11:03:12 AM PST
Those crazy Mayans.

All that chucking gizzards about and for what?

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 11:41:29 AM PST
Mystére says:
During all the Mayan calendar mini-hysteria, I wondered why people overlooked the fact that the Mayans were actually pretty terrible at seeing the future. They didn't foresee that the Spaniards would wipe them out, so why would they be right about the end of the world 400 years later?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 12:19:57 PM PST
Bubba says:
Sort of like Miss Cleo not seeing that the FTC was going to bust The Psychic Readers Network for deceptive advertising, billing, and collection practices.

BTW, even though Miss Cleo claimed to be from Jamaica, she was born and raised in Los Angeles.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 12:37:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 12:41:03 PM PST
Yog-Sothoth says:
Mystére: "They didn't foresee that the Spaniards would wipe them out,..."

Actually, the Maya civilization wiped itself out, about 500 yeears before the Spanish arrived. Sure, there were still Mayans around, but dispersed in small villages and bands. The great cities were abandoned and deserted; their "civilization" disappeared around 1000 C.E.

The Maya calendar was based on the Mayan belief of the world's "creation" on 11 Aug, 3114 BC. Since they got THAT wrong, how could anything based on it be right?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 1:56:53 PM PST
JOHN DOE says:
Nothing was based on the Mayan calendar - it just stopped on the 21st - the Mayans never made any predictions - many others made assumptions as to why the calendar stopped - nobody really knows why it stopped there other than it was the end of the cycle - Mayan history shows when one cycle finished another started - the only difference this time is that there is no evidence to support that they continued the calendar into the new cycle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 2:32:23 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 2:34:48 PM PST
F. Gleaves says:
The Mayas said there were at least two or three ages before the one just past - all of which ended in devastation.

More to the point, how did they develope such an accurate calendar, which would take many centuries of accurate observations, without Outside help?

Ever see "The Fifth Element" with Bruce Willis amd Milla Jovovich? Maybe the Good Guys were waylaid on the way here.... or vice versa.
(Insert 'Twilight Zone' music)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 2:49:30 PM PST
JOHN DOE says:
Ah yes, I remember well the devistation that occurred on 12/21/12 - just saying...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 4:57:45 PM PST
Yep, that "Fifth element" is a great documentary.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 4:59:26 PM PST
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Just saying, I didn't realise your keyboard had so many letters - just.....well, you know the rest.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 6:37:31 PM PST
JOHN DOE says:
still trying to get some envelopes to go with them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:19:40 PM PST
Now why would you want to do that?

Let them run wild and free.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:29:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 7:30:26 PM PST
JOHN DOE says:
I said envelopes - not antelopes - of course the antelopes are running free and wild.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:33:08 PM PST
Antelopes, cantaloupes, what's the difference.

As long as something is done and done with gusto.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:34:21 PM PST
Like that psychic not seeing that Lindsay Lohan was gonna bust her in the chops.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:38:46 PM PST
JOHN DOE says:
I think that has to do with drinking beer.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:42:54 PM PST
Buck,

You have those too, cantaloupes with legs? Ours look like groundhogs' though.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:46:24 PM PST
JOHN DOE says:
Do they cast a shadow - just asking...

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 7:47:17 PM PST
Groundhogs are great but their name does them no service.

We prefer Wombats, 'round these parts.

Mean and cuddly at the same time.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:47:48 PM PST
just,

the cantaloupes, naw...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:49:19 PM PST
Buck,

www.wombats.org/

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 8:19:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 8:38:40 PM PST
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Those gals have got it goin' on.
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