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Readers respond to Mayan apocalypse theory

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.

The following comments reflect the views of DW.DE readers and come from our Facebook wall and Twitter feed. DW.DE reserves the right to edit for length and appropriateness of content.

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

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