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Idea Channel - Do We Want the World to End?

Do We Want the World to End? Do We Want the World to End?
The so-called Mayan long count calendar predication of the apocalypse is based a fundamental MISUNDERSTANDING of Mayan calendars and society. It's so far off base that scientific and anthropological experts can dismiss it with laugh. Yet, if it's so fundamentally wrong, why do we keep hearing about...
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2318908741/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The so-called Mayan long count calendar predication of the apocalypse is based a fundamental MISUNDERSTANDING of Mayan calendars and society. It's so far off base that scientific and anthropological experts can dismiss it with laugh. Yet, if it's so fundamentally wrong, why do we keep hearing about... /episodes/get/6496 /episode/6496 Idea Channel: Do We Want the World to End? /episode-player/6496
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