While the best scholarship does indeed point to the turning of the Long Count on Dec 21 2012, it is a grand misnomer to think that anything of tremendous consequence had to have happened on that particular date.
Just as surely as 21 Sep marks the turning of summer to autumn, it would be equally incorrect to insist that summer really ends on that date. What this date really captures, as we all know, is a transition that defies being pigeon-holed into any particular 24-hour period.
By Sep 21 we have already seen the earliest signs of transition. It is my understanding that Mayan culture was very much concerned with cycles. With this kind of cyclical logic in mind, it becomes imperative to look to the times leading up to "2012", if one is to hope to ascertain what the post 2012 era will be like.
There are many ways to view such a transition, and I suspect you may want to pursue what that means differently than I do. The one I prefer is technological, and if we are talking about a technological transformation of humanity, then this is a very tall order because the transition must be global in scope. Why think in such broad terms? Because, of course, the turning of the Long Count was supposed to be about the turning of a world age. If we are to take what that term implies to our culture, then the Mayans were talking about something that extended well beyond their own borders.
So, the Mayans finish their Long Count around 100 BC, and for whatever reason they nail a major transformation during this critical period leading up to 2012. I see the final baktun as a relevant marker in this regard, and am greatly impressed that it began in 1618, as this does indeed coincide with the turning of another major season, the advent of humanity's Scientific Revolution.
From that time on a major transformation of humanity has indeed occurred. It is immaterial to me if the Mayans knew the details of this particular kind of transition, then two millennia in advance. I don't require a mundane explanation, as some might. I am open to the possibility that a higher agency may have worked through the Mayans without their full awareness of a greater plan, guiding them as they forged the Long Count in much the same way, perhaps, that the same agent may have encouraged people - from various cultures and various times - to forge Jim Allison's exceedingly improbable Great Circle.
Whatever the truth may be, it is remarkable that the Mayans were able to craft an instrument that did indeed anticipate the tech transformation of humanity. This, of course, stands independently of Jenkins' Galactic Alignment theory and his discovery regarding how well aligned the sunrise was, on Dec 21 2012, at the ballcourt at Izapa (where the LC is believed to have been crafted).
In my estimation then, there was nothing left to prove on December 21 2012. The Mayans had already made a compelling case in the decades leading to 2012. They had anticipated the tech transformation of humanity, in terms that reflect their wider 'cyclical' philosophies.
As for mundane explanations, I am yet to hear a good one that accounts for the three things I have mentioned above. All I have heard is that it must be due to luck, luck, luck. There's a good reason, always, to carefully consider what's being dismissed.
We should all be reminded of the lawyer who, upon hearing the prosecution's DNA expert say that there's a 1 in 10 million chance that his client did NOT commit the crime, replies thusly:
"So, you're telling me there's a chance!?"
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