Talk:2012 apocalypse

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This pseudoscience related article has been awarded SILVER status for quality. We like it, and you should too! See RationalWiki:Article rating for more information.


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Cover article, again (sticky)[edit]

It's still a good article. Herr FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 20:52, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

It's a good article (hence the silver), and the (fairly minor) referencing problems can probably be fixed easily... But it doesn't seem quite comprehensive enough for a cover story... Carpetsmoker (talk) 00:30, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
is there still a reason for it not to be a cover story at this point? It goes through how the calendar works, what current Mayans think about it,various doomsayers as well as the pop culture aspect to it so I don't think we can cover much else.Vorarchivist (talk) 16:21, 19 August 2017 (UTC)


I wrote that section cribbing from the Wikipedia article, that's where the cites would be - David Gerard (talk) 23:58, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Good to know; thanks. I was just going over the page to see what needs to be done to make it a cover story. I'll check wikipedia later and add the refs. Carpetsmoker (talk) 00:13, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
I remember we wanted to get it to cover story at the time, but didn't quite make it before the world ended - David Gerard (talk) 10:42, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Why is there nothing about the 2011 apocalypse?[edit]

While 2012 apocalypse theories might have been crazy, the 2011 ones were just out of this world. Someone's gotta write an article about it. AmericanExceptionalism2016 (talk) 23:58, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Not sure what ones you're talking about specifically. Look at list of predictions of the end of the world and see if they're mentioned. --Ymir (talk) 06:58, 5 July 2016 (UTC)


Would it be possible to have a 'Today's date according to the Mayan calendar is...' box? (talk) 21:24, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Nope. That's because there's several Mayan calendars. Also, on the scale of deep time, the Mayans didn't appear to share our "linear" concept of time (where time moves in one direction, from future to past). So as far as my limited understanding goes, it'd be difficult — if not pseudohistorical — to attempt something like that.


The closest thing to a 2012 apocalypse (and just for some countries) was the Eurozone crisis, when it seemed that the end was nigh for the euro, with the risk premiums of several EU countries as Italy or Spain -not just Greece- skyrocketing in summer of that year and the latter having its saving banks bailed out by the EU, plus something worse prepared in storage (read: major bail-out and austerity). Five years later, (some of the worst) that has happened is that most of the monies given to save said banks will never be recuperated. Panzerfaust (talk) 23:34, 28 September 2017 (UTC)