End of the Earth Postponed

No way:

A new critique, published as a chapter in the new textbook “Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World” (Oxbow Books, 2010), argues that the accepted conversions of dates from Mayan to the modern calendar may be off by as much as 50 or 100 years.

I thought the science on this was settled.


  1. Oh great! We were really looking forward to that too! Did they say where to go for a ticket refund?

    Of course; if the Obamanation gets reelected in 2012………it may be back on after all!

  2. You know what was an interesting topic for a bit was how people did arithmetic before Roman (let alone Arabic) numerals.

    That is, it’s interesting that anywhere you go in the literate world, people do arithmetic the same way and with comparable symbologies.

    Well, *I* thought it was interesting…

  3. Al Gore says the “miscalculation” could be easily explained.

    He said before a large assembly of 900+ Democrats, which was about to migrate to Jonestown, Guyana, that it has something to do with Global Warming diluting the grape Kool-Aid!

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