I was watching NBC news last night with Brian Williams and they had a Mayan expert talking and he said the Mayans never said the world was going to end, that it was only the end of a particular time frame.
No, just you wait. By the end of the day, the Great Aquarist will have moved us from this quarantine tank into the Great Display Tank of Eternity, where we'll enjoy a blissful existence surrounded by various other unimaginable species of intelligent life... probably including Dino's people.
2012 Planetary Alignment - Since the Mayan calendar is based on cycles, December 21, 2012 merely indicates the end of a cycle that began on August 11, 3114 BC. There is no evidence from any Mayan literature suggesting that the world will come to an end.