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    The IHC: The Institute for Human Continuity

    Thoughts on this?? I thought it was a joke, but there's commercials for it on TV and everything..
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    It's hype for the movie. You know, in case you were serious and didn't realize that.
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    For those concerned about 2012, here's a little something to go on:
    But scholars are bristling at attempts to link the ancient Maya with trends in contemporary spirituality. Maya civilization, known for advanced writing, mathematics and astronomy, flourished for centuries in Mesoamerica, especially between A.D. 300 and 900. Its Long Count calendar, which was discontinued under Spanish colonization, tracks more than 5,000 years, then resets at year zero.

    "For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle," says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."

    Part of the 2012 mystique stems from the stars. On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This means that "whatever energy typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time," Joseph writes.

    But scholars doubt the ancient Maya extrapolated great meaning from anticipating the alignment if they were even aware of what the configuration would be.

    Astronomers generally agree that "it would be impossible the Maya themselves would have known that," says Susan Milbrath, a Maya archaeoastronomer and a curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. What's more, she says, "we have no record or knowledge that they would think the world would come to an end at that point."

    University of Florida anthropologist Susan Gillespie says the 2012 phenomenon comes "from media and from other people making use of the Maya past to fulfill agendas that are really their own."

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    I have yet to hear of one serious scholar on the Mayans who supports this nonsense.

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    Spielberg will be directing the film.
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    There's a big fat 'this film is not yet rated' box at the end of the commercials.

    Yay viral marketing?
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    Nice site. Can't wait till the movie comes out. ^_^

    I think this thread can be moved to Entertainment, hehehehe.
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