I think it would be a waste of time but not rude. The Mayans didn't "know" anything or even predict the end of the world. Just the end of an age. I'd be more scared of a rabbits foot.
It might have fleas.
Originally Posted by BossChief
So, I think this is kinda scary and thought I'd share in this thread rather than starting a new one.
A family member of mine is a high ranking official at the Ames research facility in northern California. He has always shared facinating things with me when I ask direct questions. I was out there last month I asked him at dinner if he thinks there is anything to this whole mayan calendar thing and if I should expect to prepare for anything out of the ordinary.
This is a full eye contact guy that is a total straight shooter. If I ask, he ALWAYS answers without beating around the bush.
This time was different.
He immediately looked down, wouldn't look at me at all and said "you know, Paul...I really don't know"
I'm going back out there in a few days and am contemplating asking again, thinking maybe it was due to the public setting that he didn't want to talk openly about it...but he got "shook" when I asked him.
Do you guys think it would be rude to ask again?
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.