atlnvmasc said[quote][cite]ams516 said[/cite]Nostradamus also said the world would end in 2012... do i believe it? hell no. think about it like this. the mayans sacrificed themselves to the sun god and filed their teeth to point, and Nostradamus was a nut bag. don't worry about it people. the only thing we should worry about is people taking this seriously and going crazy. lata peeps
They also strapped wooden boards to their head and suspended a little bead between their kids eyes so the ended up flat-forheaded and cross-eyed.
They DID have a very elaborate knowledge of physics, astronomy and geometry (moreson than anyone else in the world at the time), as well as a calendar system more exact than our own.
The calendar just simply ends and a new one starts.
No END OF THE WORLD will happen, at least not from them, IMO.
and the 12/12/2012 is based on their lunar calendar, not our gregorian, and the two do not really interchange.[/quote]
Yeah. Just because the mayans were 'savages' didn't mean they didn't have the most sophisticated knowledge of chronology and astronomy of their time. Also I read something somewhere about how the steps of their pyramids were related to their calendar. (I dunno, might be 365 steps or something, heh). Also they had different names for each day of the year I think.