“But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.”
The Last Judgement (the Apocalypse). (Michelangelo, Roma, Capella Sistina)
If this question didn’t jump out at me so often on the Internet, it wouldn’t even come into my mind to seriously consider it. However, just because the Mayan calendar ends on Dec 21st 2012 many people seem to be fretting about possible cataclysms that could wipe us out of existence, and there’re a lot of theories about what possible events could trigger off Doomsday that has loomed large on the horizon since the dawn of time. Why on earth does everyone seem to attach so much significance to this calendar that some researchers claim the Maya simply took from an earlier Olmec civilization?