Courtesy of University of Texas at Arlington.
Today is 12/21/12 and there has been much talk that this is the end of the world, I don’t buy it for a second. And here is why:
1) Marks the end of the "long Count" Mayan calendar, which lasted just under 8000 years. This is no reason to think that the world will end... we reach the end of our calendar each and every year, and it doesn't seem to bother us.
2) This one is the real killer.... the Mayan calendar is based on a 365 day year, similar to the calendar we use, however it does not take into account leap years; Which started in 1 B.C. if you do the math, you end up with a difference of 488 days, or 1 year and 123 days. This means that the world should have ended August 20th of last year. and yet we are still here.
3) There is some confusion among experts as to when the Mayan Calendar day ended, some say at Sunrise, others at Sunset. and sometimes this would vary by city. The Experts suggest that our 23rd or 24th is more accurate.
In My, Admittedly less than Humble Opinion, there is far more to worry about than the end of the world... If it ends I doubt very much we will care, because it will be over. If It Doesn't, Tomorrow we will still be here Making Great Games! Besides, We Whovians know that the Universe ended on June 26th 2010.
What do you think will happen today? Will the world end? Will there be some killer Parties? Let us know in the comments below.
Tall Ship Team
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