Sunday, January 01, 2012

No End in Sight

We had a pretty big night last night bringing in the New Year in Baltimore. Consequently today has been pretty much been a recovery day, taking naps, watching football, eating cookies. Not a great day for overly thoughtful blog posts.

Reading the paper this morning I did note, with some relief, that this will not be our last New Years, at least as far as we know anyway. There are some who believe that the Mayans had predicted that the end of the world as we know it will come on December 21, 2012. This belief is known as 2012ology. This belief is wrong. According to this story by Matthew Restall and Amara Solari in The Washington Post “the ancient Maya predicted no such thing.”

“During the heyday of their civilization, circa A.D. 250 to 900, the Maya produced thousands of artworks and hieroglyphic texts, a dazzling legacy of literature and learning, art and architecture. But they weren’t preoccupied with apocalypse. Maya creation mythology recorded tales of a past world, but it did not detail how and when the current world would end — or even if it would.”

So go ahead and make plans for next December 31st. With any luck we’ll all still be around.

Happy New Years!

Go Ravens!
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