"Scientist and Fullbright Scholar Paolo Tagaloguin fed into the conspiracy theory on Twitter, posting "following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012."
"The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into the Gregorian Calendar is 11 days.
"For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years."
By Tagaloguin's calculations, Earth would be destroyed on June 21, 2020."
(from the article)
My comment: The strange thing is, that Paolo Tagaloguin says doomsday is 21.6.2020. But it is not 8 years from 21.12.2012 to 21.6.2020! It is seven and a half year! If we take 8 years from 21.12.2020 forward, we land in 21.12.2020! How could Tagaloguin miss that? Or am I mistaken in my mathematics? No. 21.12.2020 plus eight years is 21.12.2020. Basta.
So if Jesus does not come 11.11.2020, I really will hope that he will come 21.12.2020.
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This page on Quora has this article by Nazar Mannan:
"The Mayan Calendar did not end on 12/21/2012. It ends on 12/21/2020, coinciding with the “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn: on the the exact date of the winter solstice, the two planets will appear just 0.06º apart right after sunset. It will be the closest Jupiter and Saturn have been since 1623 and it won't even come that close again for another 500 years.
Almost everybody gets it wrong. The prophecies originally applied to the end of the 13 Baktun cycle, but were re-applied to the shorter cycle when the Long Count fell out of use. Maud Makemson, translator of The Chilam Balam of Tizimin, noted that by calculating the long-count cycle it actually ended in 1752, rather then 2012.
In particular, the inscription on Monument Six has been linked to several passages in The Chilam Balam of Tizimin. David Stuart had translated the rest:
“The thirteenth baktun? will be finished on Four Ahau, the Third of Kankin, it (?) will happen. (It will be) the descent of the Bolon Yookte’ Ku’h to the (?)”
Bolon Yokte' K'uh is a Mayan god associated with war, conflict, and the underworld. However, archaeologists Susan Gillespie and Rosemary Joyce found the god depicted on the Mayan Vase of the Seven Gods, an image that celebrates the creation of the world.
On Pages 15 and 16 of the Tizimin, the text reads in part:
“The Nine shall arise in sorrow, alas… And when over the dark sea I shall be lifted up in a chalice of fire, to that generation there will come the day of withered fruit. There will be rain. The face of the sun shall be extinguished because of the great tempest.”
“In the final days of tying up the bundle of the thirteen katuns on 4 Ahau…these valleys of the earth shall come to an end. For those katuns there shall be no priests, and no one who believes in his government without having doubts…I recount to you the words of the true gods, when they shall come.”
Yet the astronomy professor at Vassar College wrote that the Tizimin manuscript takes a bizarre turn on Page 33, apparently because the copyist switched to another source document. According to the new text, the katuns after 1752 were now named for their beginning, not ending dates. Even stranger, each katun now contained 24 tuns (360-day years) rather than twenty. Makemson describes the change in her commentary as “manifest absurdity”.
Curiously, Great Britain and its far-flung empire changed calendars in 1752. Following the lead of the Vatican, the British abandoned the Julian calendar (already out of sync with the solar year by eleven days) and adopted the Gregorian calendar in its place.
There remained the problem of aligning the calendar in use in England with that in use in Europe. It was necessary to correct it by 11 days: the ‘lost days’. It was decided that Wednesday 2nd September 1752 would be followed by Thursday 14th September 1752.
Significantly, the difference between 1752 and 2012 is 260 years. This is approximately 13 katuns, or one “short count.”
If we follow the Julian calendar, we are in 2012. The number of days lost in a year due to the shift in the Gregorian calendar is 11 days. For 268 years using the Gregorian calendar (1752–2020) times 11 days = 2948 days
The lost years would then translate to 2948/365 days (per year) = 8 years
Amazingly, the Mayan calendar was imbued with divinatory and prophetic powers. They foresaw collapse, loss, plague, famine, invasion, and the end of the priesthood when the Spanish arrived."