Hey, so, funny story: Remember back in when a bunch of people thought the world was going to end? The apocalypse was scheduled for December 21st — just four days before Christmas, what a bummer!
The original end-of-the-world hysteria was brought on by readings of the Mayan calendar. But there are many ways to calculate time, and apparently, the doomsday prophets got it all wrong. The claim that the calendar was adjusted by 11 days every year is incorrect, as it was only done once to bring the calendar back into alignment with annual cycles.
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June 13, pm Updated June 17, pm. If you thought COVID, civil unrest, locusts, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes signaled Armageddon — you may be right! The series of tweets has since been deleted. If Tagaloguin is correct, adding up all the missed days, then the Mayan doomsday date is … this week.
Indoomsday theorists were convinced the world was ending on Dec. The actual number of days lost from the time that the calendars shifted is just 11 days. Read Next. George Floyd's family plans to sue cop accused of killing This story has been sharedtimes.Worried About the Mayan Calendar Prediction of the World Ending?
This story has been shared 97, times. This story has been shared 88, times. Would you like to receive desktop browser notifications about breaking news and other major stories? Not Now Yes Please. View author archive Get author RSS feed. Name required. Email required. Comment required. Enlarge Image. Ancient Mayan calendar Shutterstock. More On: conspiracy theories.I still remember where I was, and what I was doing on December 21, -- the day the world was meant to end. It was the last day of my 10 years of managing a computer store in my home state, and shifting into working full-time for TweakTown.
But man, I was off by 8 years The biggest thing here is that it removed 11 days from our year, to better reflect the time it takes the pale blue dot we call Earth to orbit around the Sun. It didn't happen without protest, with the English calendar rights of seeing British people take to the streets shouting " Give us our 11 days! So much so that people on Twitter are now doing the math, saying that if we followed the Julian calendar, " we are technically in ". In a now totally removed account on Twitter by scientist Paolo Tagaloguin, who said: " Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days.
It doesn't feel so nuts to be thinking that right now given how much is happening on the planet at once between COVID, social distancing and quarantines, tens of millions out of work, the global economy not looking so well, the riots and protests across the world right now Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles.
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April 18, at am.The end of the world is near—again! For centuries, doomsdayers have prophesied the apocalypse. But there's a tiny catch: None of the end-of-world predictions ever come true. Every year, new apocalyptic predictions waft through the dark fringes of the internet and the tabloid media.
Infor example, the world was predicted to end in a nuclear war, an asteroid impact, and a new ice age, to name but a few of the more popular doomsday prophecies. But also inaccording to some, we need to prepare for the end of days. This year, the following predictions are particularly en vogue among apocalypse enthusiasts:. If you are worried now, have a look at the following list of some of the more notorious doomsday scenarios in history that fizzled out, just like hundreds of other prophecies through the ages.
While some of the listed events had tragic consequences for those involved, a look at the track record of prophets and prophecies also serves to remind us that there is no need to worry more than necessary. After all, predicting the end of days is a tricky business. The end of the world was predicted to occur on December 21,when one of the great cycles in the Mayan calendar came to an end. Faced with the wealth of alarmist information available on the world wide web, even NASA was compelled to publish an information page about why the world would not end on December 21, See our Countdown to the End of the Mayan Calendar.
The world was also supposed to end on October 21, American radio host Harold Camping had arrived at the date for the apocalypse through a series of calculations that he claimed were based on Jewish feast days and the lunar calendar. In addition to his claims about the end of the world, he also predicted that on May 21,at precisely p.
Those who were not raptured, he said, would have to remain on Earth to wait for their doom five months later. According to media reports, some of his followers quit their jobs, sold their homes, and invested large amounts of money in publicizing Camping's predictions. When the Rapture did not occur, Camping re-evaluated his predictions saying that the event would take place simultaneously with the end of the world.
See how much time has passed since Camping's apocalypse. The experiments have caused some to believe that the energies set free by the collisions will form a black hole powerful enough to consume Earth and all life on it.
No such black hole has been sighted yet, and several high-profile studies have concluded that there are no such dangers associated with the experiments conducted at the LHC. Towards the end of the second millennium, people around the world feared that the world would end simultaneously with the beginning of the yearor Y2K.
This prediction was based on the practice followed by computer programmers of abbreviating year numbers with two digits when developing software. However, at midnight on January 1,the world celebrated the new year, and no planes dropped out of the sky. Did the third millennium begin in or ? See how much time has passed since Y2K.
Scientist says reading of Mayan calendar predicts end of the world this week
Austrian geologist and Nostradamus buff Alexander Tollmann decided to play it safe by sitting it out in a self-built bunker in Austria. Tollmann was convinced that the apocalypse was to come early in August, a fear that was consolidated by the total solar eclipse on August 11, Chicago housewife Dorothy Martin a.
Marion Keech claimed to have received a message from planet Clarion in the early s: the world was to end in a great flood before dawn on December 21, Martin and a group of followers were convinced that a flying saucer would rescue the true believers before the inevitable destruction of Earth. The belief was so strong that some broke completely with their previous lives, quitting their jobs, leaving their spouses, and giving away money and possessions.The bizarre claim is a follow on from the theory that the world was supposed to end in when the Mayan calendar finished.
The unfolding of events infrom climate change to a viral pandemic to race protests, has led many to think that the end is nigh. Before the Gregorian calendar that we used today was introduced inpeople used different kinds of calendars to keep track of the date, including the Mayan and Julian calendar.
The Gregorian calendar was created to reflect the time that it takes for the Earth to orbit the Sun. However, 11 days of time were said to be lost in civilization's shift from using the Gregorian calendar to the Julian calendar.
Over time, the lost days have accumulated, and conspiracists claimed that we should actually be in the yearnot The Mayans prophecized that the world would come to an end on December 21, Scientist and Fullbright Scholar Paolo Tagaloguin fed into the conspiracy theory on Twitter, posting "following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in The Mayans were an indigenous people of Mexico and Central America.
The Mayan civilization was based around city-states. As they settled, their culture and religion flourished. They developed long-distance trade and were famed for their developments in art, math, and science. The ancient civilization used a complicated writing system involving more than hieroglyphs to write books.
Back inDecember 21 was heralded as the date that the world would end by conspiracy theorists who were using the Mayan calendar to try and make sense of an ancient prediction. The space agency previously explained: "For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes inwhere is the science?
Where is the evidence? Theories range between environmental disasters, drought and climate change to disease, and overpopulation. Descendants of the ancient Maya people are still around today and many of them live in their ancestral homelands where they make up the majority of the population.
Sign in. All Football. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed here.So it's no surprise that the newest one is, paradoxically, an old one. The claim is this: The Maya calendar predicts the end of the world, you see, and due to an incorrect calendar conversion it wasn't on 21 December,as originally thought, but actually on 21 June, This weekend.
First off, the Maya never predicted the end of the world. That whole stuff was wrong from the get-go. The Maya calendar, it was said by doomsday mongers, ended on 21 Decemberand the Maya believed the world would end on that date. Except their calendar didn't end then. They had units of time they countedjust as we do. They didn't use weeks and months and years, but it's the same idea.
It turns out that on 21 December one of their big units rolled over, similar to our date of turning into So it's like a new decade or century, that's all.
There's some interpretation that they celebrated such things as we do at midnight 31 December every yearbut nothing that indicates they thought the world would physically end.
And what if they did? Lots of cultures have end-of-the-world stories, and in the history of humanity not a single one has ever been right. So why think this one will be?
I predicted at the time that we hadn't seen the end of this conspiracy theory, and of course I was right. This time, various "news" venues are repeating a story that scholars got the date wrong, and the actual date is next week, on 21 June.
They say that a scientist, Paolo Tagaloguin, tweeted about this. In these tweets since deleted, they claimTagaloguin says:. Here's the thing: This is wrong. The Gregorian calendar does not lose 11 days per year!
Basically, the Julian calendar, which was widely used a long time ago, didn't account for leap years very well, so hundreds of years ago countries started switching to the Gregorian calendarwhich does a better job though it's a little complicated.
When they did, the calendar had to jump forward a bunch of days to compensate for days missed— usually about 10 or 11 days — but it was only done once. Not every year. So the claim that somehow 8 years have been skipped is wrong. Second, that doesn't matter anyway, because the 21 December date was converted from the Maya calendar to the Gregorian one in the first place. So there's no reason to even bring the Julian calendar into this.
It doesn't make sense. I looked up the scientist quoted in these articles, and there is no such Twitter account I could find; either it never existed or it was deleted. There are some hits for that name, but nothing I can find that relates to the Maya.
Perhaps there were tweets about this from this person, but were deleted when they realized they had screwed up …? Also, the tabloid articles all seem to link to each other, making it difficult to track down primary info.
I searched on "maya calendar june 21" and got a result, but clicking the link gives a "no such page" error.