"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary levels of evidence if they are to be believed." - Carl Sagan, et al.
"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it is wrong." - Richard Feynman

"Don't give up your education, or your hopes and ambitions, to follow a rainbow." - Jeanne Mills - a former member of Jim Jones' People's Temple.
"When [Kepler] found that his long cherished beliefs did not agree with the most precise observations, he accepted the uncomfortable facts. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions. That is the heart of science." - Carl Sagan
Science isn't based on consensus or belief, and correlation does not prove causation.
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Consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough." - Michael Crichton
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mayan Nobel Laureate to Address the 2012 Prophecies

by Laura Snider (dailycamera.com) - July 5, 2010
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"The '2012' movie is based on the notion that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012. The movie is just one of a number of doomsday prophecies based on the end of the 13th baktun (each baktun equals approximately 144,000 days) on the Mayan calendar."

"But these interpretations are based more in pop culture than in reality, according to Rigoberta Menchú Tum, a Mayan who was raised in the Guatemalan highlands."

"Menchú Tum, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her work promoting social justice for indigenous people, will be in Boulder on Thursday with two of her spiritual elders to discuss how Mayan communities interpret the prophecies of 2012."
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When: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Where: Naropa University's Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Cost: Tickets cost $195 and can be purchased online here: www.peacejam.org

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Go here for more info: A 'Boulder Weekly' interview with Rigoberta Menchú Tum
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YouTube video: 2012 Revealed - KGNU radio interview

YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwkFtc950Lc
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