SW09, CONTEST: December 2009 #1: The Mayas Were Right!

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 17:56:27 PST 2009

On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:42:51 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> Serge knew the Mayas had not predicted an apocalypse in 2012. If they
> had, they'd have been wrong. Apocalypse had already come and gone,
> when the rogue planet Iv went through the solar system earlier this
> year. But the Mayan calendar was still prophetic, because it was ready
> for the new shape of the heavens. The Mayas were right after all.


Win for subverting 2012ishness in a way that actually understands what the
Long Count is about.

> Author's Notes:  This story is on the Web at
> http://www.eilertech.com/stories/2009/trillions.htm#mayas .  It
> immediately follows the story "Iv".  You might say, I went to a lot of
> effort to produce an astronomical situation for the Mayas to be right
> about.

Ahhhhhh. XD

> Wikipedia was unclear on whether the Mayan "long" year was 365 days or
> only 360.  Either case requires a regular calendar adjustment.  I
> chose to believe the Mayan priesthood was capable and willing to
> adjust their calendar to the heavens (instead of vice versa).  And
> that's pretty much the whole story.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, makes sense!

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