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Apocalypse Now? Not a chance

About the Mayan prophecy both religious and scientists agree: No chance of apocalypse for next December the 21TH. The predictions do not favor the apocalypse but do tourist’s movements who want to enjoy, and not suffer, the supposed catastrophe.

TTC News Service.- As the so-called Mayan apocalypse nears, holiday shopping still beckons, even with the ancient Maya supposedly forecasting the end of the world for 2012.

On Dec. 21, or thereabouts, the ancient Maya calendar rolls over to start a new 394-year century or baktun. And that’s pretty much it, despite all efforts by writers and filmmakers to market the notion that the Maya predicted the crack-up of Earth this year.

Experts said that this “apocalypse” born from a misinterpretation of an inscription found at a Maya site in Mexico’s Tabasco region.

Theories about how the world would meet its end have ranged from the appearance of a rogue planet called Nibiru that would sideswipe Earth to a European physics experiment spawning a world-gobbling black hole.

Nothing like that. The true is that people tend to worry about the wrong things. The idea of the 2012 apocalypse springs from stone inscriptions now housed at the Carlos Pellicer Cámara Regional Anthropology Museum in the Mexican city of Villahermosa.

Discovered in the now-destroyed ruin called Tortuguero, the inscriptions were part of the dedication of a tomb or shrine at the site carved around the 7th century A.D., according to Maya scholar David Stuart of the University of Texas, author of The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012.

The markings tracked Venus, Mars and dates corresponding to a time after the year 3500, the team reported in the journal Science. That shows the Maya obviously expected the world to continue for many centuries. “So much for the supposed end of the world,” Saturno said.

The Mayan prophecy is actually helping to grow international tourism in countries like Mexico and Guatemala, among others.

The American Associated Press reports that hotel rooms are booked beyond normal capacity for this time of year in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, the cradle of Maya civilization.