If I get one more email, facebook posting or any other notification on it being 12/12/12 or the end of the world according to the Mayan Calendar , I‘m gonna run screaming through the office.
Earth to the nutballs: the calendar is a human construction. We decided it is 12/12/12 and in fact Pope Gregory changed it from the Julian Calendar set up by Julius Caesar. For 12/12/12 there you are early because it 11/30/2012 according to the Julian Calendar and he changed the calendar back in 709 auc (ab urbe condita or from the founding of the city AKA Rome) in 43 BC.
Also according to the Islamic calendar it is 28 Muharram 1434, It is 28 Kislev 5773 and it is star date 07780.00 So knock off the “12/12/12 business is a special date. It’s not. And it comes again in another one hundred years in 2112 and even more fun number to play with.
As to the Mayan Calendar and the world ending, no one really knows what the ancient Mayans really intended on their calendar. It could be the end of a cycle like the Celts had of 19 years and then a great cycle of I forget how many years to complete. Or it could be the carver ran out of room since another one has been found that goes into the future and I sincerely doubt you will find the words and numbers written in any European language, winter solstice 2012.
Modern humans have been taught to perceive time as a line. Other peoples perceive it as a cycle or circle or even a spiral. So the idea that any fixed point in time other than the day you were born and the day you die has any significance for all people everywhere is just plain stupid and rather vain and self centered since it makes you the center of the universe and I hate to break it to you but you aren’t. And by the way, it’s the year of the Dragon in the 10th Lunar month and the 29th day of the month if you happen to follow the Chinese Calendar and we are in the Holocene Epoch of geologic time which if you ask me is the one you have to worry about.
Ps It’s no different than when you car’s odometer reaches an interesting number. It’s interesting but not world changing.