Nancy Leider....ye gods, there's a piece of work. I hang around on a science forum that had a whole section dedicated to debunking her crap back when she was really going bonkers...telling people to put their pets down to "spare them" the pain of the end of the world.
I was wondering if she were still lurking in her madhouse somewhere.
Yep, she's been sliding her doomsday back bit by bit as key events fail to happen. She was pretty big behind the 12/21/12 theory, but of course that one spiraled way beyond just her. By the looks of it she's gearing up for another delay. I wonder if she'll give it her usual 1-3 year nudge or only push it to the 26th - we've got a likely first-orbit comet coming within 1 AU of Earth that day that's already getting attention as a second chance for Nibiru to show its face.
I don't know about the 21st, but I can guarantee that by the 23rd, there will be a lot of people alive who will have come to the conclusion that they are, in fact, gullible idiots.
Originally Posted by hevach
However, the REAL fun? The person principally behind this doomsday (as well as failed doomsdays in 2003, 5, 7, 10, and 11) is Nancy Lieder. She has an online Q&A chat session scheduled for the day after her own doomsday prediction.
Now there's confidence for you. Not the fact that she clearly doubts her own prediction, but that she'll brave internet trolls in a poorly moderated environment on the very day of her failure.
No doubt it's all about publicity. Her 5 minutes of fame if you like. People have been remembered for worse.
However, the REAL fun? The person principally behind this doomsday (as well as failed doomsdays in 2003, 5, 7, 10, and 11) ....
This. I would be more concerned about the whole "end of the world" if it wasn't predicted to end several times in the two decades alone, and yet despite all "evidence" it continues to exist. So yes, not really concerned about the 21st.
the mayan long count is about PLANTING MAIZE nothing else
This one's not even their long count. There's two more units of time above the baktun. The thirteenth baktun is ending this week, but the first piktun doesn't end until right around the 48th Century, and there's eight thousand (?) piktuns in an alaurun. Their calendar doesn't actually "end" for another 63 million years, and even then it just rolls over to the start again to kick off the second alaurun.
They're units of time as arbitrary as our decade or century, and the whole thing is even less astronomically accurate than our mess that we have to keep poking back and forth to keep lined up. When one ends, you just increment the number and start over.