Apocalypse 2012, the end of the 13th b'ak'tun

Is the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. According to the Mayan calendar,
December 21st is the last day for IM to have a meeting. According to my calendar is the Solstice, a day of celebration.

Mankind's fascination with the end of the world has always being present through the ages, appearing on different cultures and religions. Lets talk about about end of the world prophesies, doomsday scenarios, Nostradamus, the last Pope, Edward Cayce, armageddon and some real possibilities like the end of fossil fuels, food shortages and access to clean water. Oh, and Zombies, do not forget Zombies!

Grab a cup of coffee, lets drink and be merry for tomorrow we'll die and if by the time the discussion is over and the end has not come yet, let's party like it's 1999 and go to Orleans for a beer and more interesting conversation.

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  • Sandra

    Thank you Jorge for doing a great job leading this discussion. It was nice to meet everyone.

    December 22, 2012

  • Sandra

    Really fun.

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I arrived at the end of the world, but it was still there! So great!

    December 22, 2012

  • Jeff S.

    An interesting and fun topic to discuss with nice, intelligent people.

    December 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there but I will be coming late...working :(

    December 21, 2012

  • Jorge

    Please update your RSVP if you are not going to participate tonight and allow people in the waiting list to participate.

    December 21, 2012

  • Al D.

    For all those who are having parking problems, there is usually plenty of parking on Mass Ave if you don't mind walking a few blocks.

    December 20, 2012

    • Sandra

      Thank you for the idea Al. You coming to this?

      December 20, 2012

  • Jeff S.

    According to one interpretation of the ancient Mayan calendar, the world is due to end 12/21/12, and some people around the world are preparing for the worst.

    A Chinese man spent $160K building an ark capable of surviving a global flood; an Ontario man is renting space in an underground bunker he built using dozens of decommissioned school buses; and a New England mom is stockpiling honey bees, which she expects to be adopted as currency when civilization collapses.

    December 20, 2012

  • Sandra

    Hi Everyone,
    Here is the million dollar question for you: If I drive to David Square will I be able to find parking? I live on the other side of town near Brookline, and taking the T takes a long while to Davis. On the other hand, 2 years ago I could not find parking in Davis on a Saturday night, and ended up a ticket. I will do my best to be on time, but even though I will leave work a bit early, I have to walk my dog when I get home.
    Thanks,
    Sandra

    December 20, 2012

    • Deborah

      I drive and have never had a problem finding parking, but it is crowded and you have to pay the meter for an hour.

      December 20, 2012

    • Jeff S.

      I concur with Deborah. I've driven to Davis Square a million times and I've never not found a parking spot.

      I will say, however, that sometimes it’s taken me a while. So, a word to the wise, start early to allow some extra time to find a spot.

      December 20, 2012

  • Jeff S.

    According to a TV show I caught recently, the Mayans were extremely intelligent, sophisticated, and accurate Astronomers.

    Based upon their many years of studying the stars, they developed an incredibly detailed calendar based upon cycles that occur naturally in the Cosmos.

    The cycles chiefly revolve around combinations of the numbers 13 and 20, and vary greatly in length. The Mayans used their heavenly observations to look to the past in order to make interpolations and predictions about the future.

    One of the longest Mayan cycles is 5,126 years long. It began in 3114BC, and ends tomorrow on 12/21/12.

    On that day, the Mayans predicted that their God of Destruction would come to Earth. They never stated exactly what would occur, but it wasn’t the end of the world.

    On the contrary, they believed that new things could only begin with the destruction old things, not necessarily the Earth. And yet, many years later, this got twisted into people thinking “The End Is Near”.

    December 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    December 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lol! Bikini weather, for sure!

    1 · December 17, 2012

  • Jorge

    Added weather forecast for Friday 21st. Please dress appropriately.

    1 · December 17, 2012

  • Doreen C.

    Twinkies are no more...did you see the movie Zombieland? I think there is no coincidence....Zombies will rise on 12/21/21. Remember rule number one of surviving Zombies...double tap!

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Jorge

    Just added a waiting list

    December 11, 2012

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