Richard Dawkins’ UFO friends are back :), and it turns out not all of them are stoned wallabies! On 8 July 2009, the Telegraph reported “Mayan ‘apocalypse’ crop circle appears at Silbury Hill”.
The picture is most likely copyrighted, but you can see it in the link above. It’s actually quite artistic. But, I gotta tell you, if I were that farmer, I’d be a little ticked about people playing around with my paycheck like that!
Crop circle enthusiasts believe it to be linked to the Mayan calendar, which ends in 2012. For some reason, that is a reason for people to become hysterical. One of the crop circle enthusiasts is quoted as saying, “For the ancient Maya, reaching the end of a cycle was a momentous event, so we are taking this crop circle every seriously as an indicator of a possibly huge event in 2012.”
Even if the Mayans thought it was a big deal, could you please explain why it should be a big deal to me again? You know, some speculate that the Mayans thought the world would end in a flood. Seems to me that there is a promise somewhere that won’t happen.
In all actuality, no one knows for sure what the Mayans thought would happen in 2012. Most of their culture was destroyed when the Spaniards conquered them, and very little remained. We don’t know if they just ran out of space, time or finally got bored of documenting a bunch of dates over a few thousand years. I mean, sooner or later, you have to stop, so why not 2012?
Yet, logic seems to not be some people’s strong suit. So, here is what will probably happen: A “big event” is anticipated in 2012, but no one knows what it is. A “big event” happens in 2012. That “big event” is attached to the prediction. Score!
It’s the perfect scenario because “big events” happen every year!
Then again, my calendar on the wall runs out three month into next year. Should I be concerned about that? Hmmmm.