End of Mayan calendar spurs big boom in end-of-world business

“The Maya are viewed by many westerners as exotic folks that were supposed to have had some special, secret knowledge,” said Mayan scholar Sven Gronemeyer. “What happens is that our expectations and fears get projected on the Maya calendar.

By Dave Golowenski If 2011 turns out to be the last full year of human existence, as some say the Mayan calendar predicts, can it be said that enough was made of this last complete trip around the sun? Most Mayans probably are beyond caring about

“The Maya are viewed by many westerners as exotic folks that were supposed to have had some special, secret knowledge,” said Mayan scholar Sven Gronemeyer. “What happens is that our expectations and fears get projected on the Maya calendar.

Now that 2012 has arrived, we're going to hear more with each passing day about the hysteria over the impending end of the Mayan calendar. Here's an interesting little video about the genesis of this craziness. (By the way

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