Well we have one week to live. The long extinct Mayan culture of South America predicted the end of the world on the 21st of December of this year. So am I giving away my worldly goods, quitting work, running for the hills, going on a crime spree, carving out a kingdom of dirt…no. I am sure that we will all still be here come the 22nd of the month. What interests me more is the typically human hysteria around this even and all the other ‘end of the world’ doom sayers. I bet few have read the theory on why the world will end and the frankly bonkers logic of the Mayans for what would cause all of our ends. Check the link in this post if you want to know more.
Essentially it is another case of ancient papers and sacred texts being mistranslated. An ending of the world really should read ‘a big change in mankind or in the way society functions’ but as always it finishes up being ‘look out for that ruddy big rock falling out of the sky’. Change a word here or there and the meaning goes totally left of field without a lot of effort…I write fiction for a living trust me on this. I have all the books that Erich von Daniken wrote and they are excellent works of fiction (awesome for wargaming potential by the way!) but they are not real, just a sideways look at history. I put this event into the same category.
I could end on a crass little comment about predicting the future and not seeing the arrival of the Spanish but hey…I am not one to anger the gods. See you in a week!