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Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:16 PM

Scholars Release The Latest Date For Apocalypse - June 3-4, 2016

Scholars Release The Latest Date For Apocalypse - June 3-4, 2016
As four years after the deadline for the end of the world (as set by the Mayan calendar) came and went without incident, scholars across the world have been trying to put their heads together to understand how the advanced knowledge of the Mayans had gone wrong.
Turns out, it hadn't.
Modern day scholars were the ones who got the date wrong. A series of miscalculations led to the faulty date, which has now been revised to five days from today, June 3-4 this year!
It was earlier believed that the end of the calendar marked the end of a 5,126-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. This would mean a new era of positive energy on Earth and the beginning of a new age. This is believed to be a cryptic message marking the end of the world.
“As far as we know, the people of Mesoamerica, the Maya included, didn’t care about leap years,” Anthony Aveni, an expert in ancient Mesoamerican astronomy at Colgate University told the National Geographic.
“Our philosophy about leap year is a complicated scheme to make the seasons jibe with the calendar,” Aveni said. “They were more concerned that time should be unbroken, not interfered with, and that the count of time should have continuity.”

Oh, my.

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Reply Scholars Release The Latest Date For Apocalypse - June 3-4, 2016 (Original post)
Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 OP
bkkyosemite Jun 2016 #1
Iggo Jun 2016 #31
Jeffersons Ghost Jun 2016 #36
pscot Jun 2016 #2
brush Jun 2016 #22
No Vested Interest Jun 2016 #3
Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #12
No Vested Interest Jun 2016 #32
jehop61 Jun 2016 #4
Zing Zing Zingbah Jun 2016 #17
csziggy Jun 2016 #5
Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #11
Sherman A1 Jun 2016 #6
Turbineguy Jun 2016 #7
Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #10
GummyBearz Jun 2016 #8
Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #9
WhiteTara Jun 2016 #13
Hayduke Bomgarte Jun 2016 #15
liberaltrucker Jun 2016 #14
L. Coyote Jun 2016 #16
Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #20
hlthe2b Jun 2016 #18
Blue_Tires Jun 2016 #19
gratuitous Jun 2016 #21
L. Coyote Jun 2016 #23
lapislzi Jun 2016 #24
Warren DeMontague Jun 2016 #25
elleng Jun 2016 #26
Vinca Jun 2016 #27
Scientific Jun 2016 #28
hatrack Jun 2016 #29
a la izquierda Jun 2016 #39
immoderate Jun 2016 #30
socialist_n_TN Jun 2016 #33
malaise Jun 2016 #34
lindysalsagal Jun 2016 #35
Bucky Jun 2016 #37
marble falls Jun 2016 #38
gollygee Jun 2016 #40
a la izquierda Jun 2016 #41
NaturalHigh Jun 2016 #42

Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:19 PM

1. Well if we are gonna have a new positive energy Earth and a New Age..I'm for it.

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Response to bkkyosemite (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:33 PM

31. Harmony and Understanding. Sympathy and Trust abounding.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #31)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 07:12 PM

36. At least we won't have to suffer through Trumpism

Your words are reminiscent of an old song I posted at DU, long ago.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:20 PM

2. I guess I'll watch one last baseball game

this evening. I was thinking about hauling some stuff to the dump. I'm glad now I put it off.

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Response to pscot (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 03:12 PM

22. Guess I'll watch the Warriors game and eat my final meal — lobster, steak, a gallon of . . .

mint chocolate chip . . . and repeat since there's no tomorrow.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:21 PM

3. How shall we prepare for this? I had other plans for the weekend.

Should I put my garbage out for pickup, just in case it's a little late?

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:41 PM

12. Absolutely put out the garbage. The four horsemen can pick it up.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:52 PM

32. !!!!

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:24 PM

4. At least

we don't have to worry about. Trump presidency.

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:56 PM

17. That's looking on the bright side of things.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:24 PM

5. I guess we no longer have to worry about the primaries

And will never know who will get the Democratic nomination!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:41 PM

11. On a good note, if it happens it will be a peaceful around her.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:26 PM

6. Well,

I had better post the Daily Holidays in the Lounge a bit early for the weekend.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:40 PM

10. No idea who decided this.

But you should plan on going to your dentist. Mine would still charge me if I failed to show up after the end of the universe.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:33 PM

8. When I woke up the last time they predicted the end of the world...

 

When I woke up the last time they predicted the end of the world, I was freaking out thinking it was the end of the world. But no, it was just a bad hangover.

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Response to GummyBearz (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:39 PM

9. Well, a bad hangover can make you wish for the end of the world.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:42 PM

13. Damn! I made my mortgage payment!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:51 PM

15. I wouldn't worry much

Ya can't take it with ya, unless you're a repug.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:46 PM

14. Just enough time to max out the old MasterCard

in Vegas!

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:54 PM

16. Where's the tin foil hat forum?

Scholars? Really? No real scholar would believe that crap.

Adding quotes from a scholar to a pile of manure does not turn it into gold.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 03:05 PM

20. Your are 100% correct. But the so called scholars are good for a laugh.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:57 PM

18. That does it... I will pay NO bills tomorrow or Friday.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 02:58 PM

19. But the Pens are up 2-0 in the Stanly Cup Finals!

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 03:09 PM

21. Great, just great

There's a total solar eclipse I just read about that's scheduled to go over most of the United States in August 2017. Nertz.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 03:55 PM

23. Oregon, always ahead of the nation and entire world, knew this was coming and planned for it:

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:01 PM

24. Wonder if I have time to get my nails done.

And, dammit, my favorite jeans are in the wash.

Sometimes things just don't go your way.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:03 PM

25. ...i feel fine.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:10 PM

26. Well then, I DEFINITELY won't clean my house!!!

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:12 PM

27. Darn . . . why did I waste time grocery shopping?

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:20 PM

28. Why don't these eggheads ever ask the Maya what they have to say?

Pretty lame to do your own figuring and then announce yoru own Apocalypse, and try to pin it on the Mayans. Sensational slop.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:22 PM

29. "Scholars"? They've definitely got advanced degrees in bullshit . . .

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Response to hatrack (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:20 AM

39. Well, Anthony Aveni is an extremely well respected...

archaeo-astronomer.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 04:29 PM

30. PAAHRR-TEEE!!

 



--imm

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 06:00 PM

33. And I'm going to Pensacola tomorrow......

I wonder what the end of the world looks like in Florida?

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 06:47 PM

34. So who preparing for this?

Do you need my address/account to abandon your earthly distractions and give away your earthly bank accounts to me

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 07:00 PM

35. Thanks. No sense in driving to work tomorrow. I'll await oblivion from the nearest Ben and Jerry's.

Hope the chunky monkey's fresh!

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 06:33 AM

37. Not the wrong date. This is from the India Times. What do they know about Indian culture?

No, I mean the other Indians.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:09 AM

38. The link is well worth the click!

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:23 AM

40. It's June 6 so I guess we're OK.

LOL

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 07:27 AM

41. All joking aside...

I really, *really* wish actual scholars (Anthony Aveni, though he only commented that Mayas didn't care about leap years) would not have their names dragged through the mud in these stupid kinds of stories. And I wish they wouldn't be published. Every single semester I have to undo the "knowledge" instilled in students by this kind of garbage, or its ancient aliens ilk.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 10:49 AM

42. I must have missed it.

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