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Doomsday:Mayan Style!  

2012-12-19 16:41:09|  分类: 九年级阅读 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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      “如果玛雅人靠谱的话……”也许我们需要一场和内心认真的对话!

      The clock is ticking, our days are numbered—the day of doom is upon us! Well, probably not. The date, December 21, 2012, is coming and some people think it has significance because of a calendar devised by the ancient Mayan people of Central America.
  The Mayans built a great civilization between the years250-900AD. They were very sophisticated people. They built great cities and temples.They made great artworks and they were very good astronomers.They studied the movement of the stars in the sky and devised a calendar that could accurately predict the best time for planting crops and for celebrating their rituals.
  The calendar they devised also predicted that the earth would run out of time on Decem-ber21,2012.That may have seemed a long way away in900AD,but here we are just days away from it,and some people are getting nervous.They believe the Mayan prediction is real and are getting ready for doomsday—the end of the world.
  A woman in China is so convinced of the prediction that she sold her home and gave away all the money.Other people around the world are moving to“safe”places where they think they can survive the coming destruction.But most people are treating“doomsday”light-heartedly.Some Chinese students say they will stop studying because the exams come after doomsday.Others say they will spend their remaining days eating and having parties:“It’s just the end of the world,why worry?”
  In a way,all this talk about doomsday is good fun and useless nonsense,but it also re-minds us that time is finite.We all run out of time eventually,so doomsday gives us an oppor-tunity to reflect on that grim re-ality and to encourage us to use the time we have on earth to the fullest.You can never get back wasted time.
  If you’re truly worried about doomsday,though,I suggest you take a trip to the other side of the International Date Line(国际日期变更线).If the worst happens on December21,it will still be December20there and you can make your plans accordingly.Good luck!

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