Two filmmakers in Berlin are standing up to an ancient Mayan prophesy with their film "99 Reasons Why the World Is Not Allowed to End." DW readers shared their reasons why life on earth should continue for a while.
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Because I haven't finished with it yet. - Hugh Halloran
I would like to take a holiday in 2013... and pay off my bills :-) - Brian Hill
Why not, it would be nice to live in another planet. - Martha Luisa Reuss de Basso
It's not an end, it's a beginning. Mayans believed in cycles, not linear timelines. It is just the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. The apocalyptic notion came with the Catholic Spanish. - Jenny Harris
What ancient Mayan prophesy? The nearest that I know about is something that was made up in the 90's to sell books that is based on the end of a cycle in the Mayan calendar (like the equivalent of the 999 in our calender). And, as that calendar was no longer in use when Europeans first met the Mayans we don't know for certain how the calendars match up, it's all based on a 'best guess' scenario. - Steph Parker
The world will never come to an end even a million years to come, just the creatures are ones who will end. - Alloyce Rogasian Mtenga
You can't be serious with that question--eh???? - Ingmar Merkel
@dw_culture That could also be a question for debatters at #WUDC_Berlin! - argumentweet