Foresight Is 2012

There’s a disagreement among people who bother to form opinions on such hokum about exactly what ancient civilizations predicted would occur in 2012. Forget the present-day Maya who insist that the long calendar expiring in 2012 doesn’t foretell the end of the world any more than our having a December 31 implies that we’re all gonna die as the ball drops on Times Square. Such killjoys! Focus instead on the hyperventilators who expect some cosmic whatever alignment somesuch is going to shepherd an era of enlightened yadda yadda or the horoscope- clipping slackjaws who thought John Cusack’s cartoony romp across dissolving continents in 2012 presaged a big planetary kablooey — these are the folks who are going to be much more fun to watch for the next two years. What are the pseudoscientific underpinnings of this pop quackery? Self-described “preeminent voice on the Maya” John Major Jenkins will offer his “stunning new insights” in a talk called “Transitions 2012.” Warning: He appears to be serious. See for yourself Saturday at the Hampton Inn (250 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) from 2 to 6 p.m. It will cost $50. To learn more and to register, hit up transition2012.com.
Sat., Jan. 22, 2 p.m., 2011
 
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