It’s not the end of the world. Let’s just clarify this here: it’s wrong to wave around an appropriated, mistranslated, and mishmash interpretation of a very real culture (see here and here for more details), just to live out your Mad Max fantasies. And it’s downright pseudo-pseudo-pseudo-science to claim rogue planets, meteors, conspiracies, or lizard-changing neutrino zombie people. Or something. (See here for a class in science and common sense).
That being said, if we were imagine hypothetically that today were the end of the world—completely unrelated to any misunderstandings/cultural exploitation of the Mayan calendar—what would happen? Continue Reading