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Thoughts on the End(s) of the World

You may have heard news of the latest doomsday prediction - Friday, 21 st of December 2012, courtesy of the Ancient Mayan Times (BC) forecast. Depending on who you are, you may genuinely believe it, might be worried about it, or may have decided it's garbage. Whatever your belief, it's hard not to have an opinion.  Honestly, I didn't know about the ancient Mayans before this 2012 prediction, and I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate the doomsday stigma. The basic gist of it is that the Mayans used to carve time keeping tablets (ancient calendars), and the last one they made had the 21 st of December as its final date. Thus the conclusion was made that this is the date when the world ends. There are groups on both sides of the argument with a wide variety of theories - some say that because of the leap year system which was put in place after the Mayan civilisation, this date was technically passed some months ago. To top it off, the modern Mayans themselves s