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The Mayan ‘DoomsDay’ has probably been calculated wrong

Monday, October 8, 2012 @ 09:10 PM
Dr Ioannis Syrigos

Which means do not wait for a real ‘DoomsDay’ to come on 21-12-2012… All this hype for nothing?

According to a recent research, the end of the world date of ‘21-12-2012’ as allegedly been predicted by the Mayan calendar, may be off by 50 to 100 years. And why is that? Because to convert the ancient Mayan calendar to the Gregorian (modern) calendar, scholars used a constant called GMT (or Goodman-Martinez-Thompson correlation) which is calculated based on astronomical events.

However, as a professor at the University of California, Geraldo Aldana says, that the conversion factor used (GMT) may be invalid.

“One of the principal complications is that there are really so few scholars who know the astronomy, the epigraphy and the archaeology. Because there are so few people who are working on that, you get people who don’t see the full scope of the problem. And because they don’t see the full scope, they buy things they otherwise wouldn’t. It’s a fun problem.”

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