Hank Green gives a very engaging discussion of the pseudoscience silliness of the recent apocalyptic conspiracy theories of the Mayan Calendar’s ‘prediction’ of the end times on December 21st, 2012. Obviously, post 2012, the predictions were false. But more than that, Green gives an engaging discussion of the actual historical background of the Mayan Calendar, showing that even the Mayans themselves wouldn’t have made a big deal of the event.
- Why do you think people get so worried about the Mayan Calendar?
- What would you do if the world really was ending?
Keywords: conspiracy theory, apocalypse, end times, Mayan, calendar, history