Matt Crenson, Reconstructions

What the Maya really have to tell us about the end of the world

By Science News, 10:43 AM September 25, 2012

SN Prime | September 24, 2012 | Vol. 2, No. 36

In the wake of the third hottest U.S. summer on record, with the Arctic sea ice at its smallest extent on record and a drought driving food prices to all-time records, it might be a good time to consider what the Maya have to teach us about the end of the world.

No, not the mythical Maya who allegedly saw in the stars (or somewhere) that an apocalyptic transformation of humanity would take place on or around December 21, 2012. We’re...

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