Mayan 2012 doomsday prediction rebutted by NASA
The best part? Mayan murals tracking planetary movements for the next 7,000 years into the future.
"A modern-day Mayan cultural group in Guatemala, Oxlaljuj Ajpop, issued a statement in October blasting doomsday claims and promotions, according to reports. The group is planning sacred events connected to the Dec. 21 date, which represents the end of a calendar cycle and the beginning of a new one.
Nyerges, who has studied Mayan cosmology, said most interpretations predicting the end of the world confuse religious and secular aspects of Mayan culture, which maintained separate calendar cycles.
'The bottom line is it's just bogus that the Mayans said anything about any disasters,' he said."