Originally Posted by Hrethgir
How come people think the Mayans were able to know when the world was going to end, but didn't know they were going to end much sooner? Mayans can't be trusted with predictions!
Maybe they did know they were going to end and just knew they had to accept it. It maybe they knew and tried to fight it and failed. They knew much more about the heavens above than western society did until very recently, so who knows what all they knew
After all, we only know of what they knew by what we have been able to find, which is very likely not everything.