2012: Science or Superstition DVD

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The science and superstition behind the end of the Mayan calendar

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2012: Science of Superstition explores a centuries-old scientific and archaeological mystery about the possible end of time. December 21, 2012 is the end date of the sophisticated Long Count Calendar created by the ancient Maya in Central America. Countless books and Web sites debate the meaning of 12/21/12, with enthusiasts in two camps: those forecasting apocalypse — the end of time — and those who see a coming renewal, a rebirth of consciousness. Adding fuel to the debate, some scientists see the increasing number of natural disasters in recent years as evidence of a catastrophic climax of events in 2012. What is the real science around 2012 and what is superstition? The film gives perspectives from leading researchers, writers and scientists in the field about exactly what this date means to them, why it's important and what we should expect. 78 minutes.

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