So I was watching History Channel the other night and they had this 2 hour thing about Apocalypse Island. So for 2 hours, we watch these dudes talking about the Mayans and some island that is supposed to do something or other in 2012, when the world ends.
So, you have to wait an hour and a half to see this rock the guy claims the Mayans carved. It’s supposed to be a head and a lion behind it or something. But, really, it just looks like a tall rock with another one behind it. Rare! Mysterious! Never do they even talk about tool marks (are there any?) to make him think it was carved or maybe it was just a natural formation. History Channel even goes out of its way (on multiple occasions) to show the rock as this guy imagines it (a head with a lion behind it) and not even show a graphic saying this was computer generated. It doesn’t even matter that the features they claim the rocks should have don’t even fit with the way the rocks look at all. Just awful.
Then, these guys climb all over this thing. As if you’d crawl to the top of the Egyptian Pyramids without taking any care to, you know, damage them?
Then they talk about the solar eclipse in 2012 and Venus crossing in front of the Sun in 2012 as well. Both of these are visible from, you know, a ton of places on the planet. The island’s location is simply a post hoc logical fallacy on part of these idiots. No proof of any of the assertions made, but 2 hours of trying (too hard, if you ask me) to convince without any effort of evidence.
I think it’s a huge shame that the History Channel is pimping this 2012 stuff so hard. Giving credibility to guys who, for all intents and purposes, are probably crack pots. The lack of any real science done during this show, and others of the 2012 series are just awful.
Then they countdown the 13 eras of the Mayans or whatever. Saying this happened on 12th, that on the 11th, etc etc etc. Well, of course something happened on those years. It’s amazing, really. Mayans were so apt at predicting the future, you’d think they would have foresaw their own demise. Doh!
Imagine if the Mayans did carve something on Apocalypse Island, so they could see the end of the world. Then, a few years after it was done…they were like “Ah, screw it. I’m not waiting. Let’s up and vanish, instead.” The thought seems to disprove the point that the Mayans had any clue about anything.