Where will you be this Friday? According to some interpretations of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012. If true, we don’t need to worry about the “fiscal cliff,” Medicaid expansion and other more mundane matters. But a Vatican astronomer says the prediction is “irrational.” Scientific discoveries suggest the universe is expanding and that billions of years from now it will “rip apart,” Jesuit father Joses Funes explained in a recent article in the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. Father Funes is head of the Vatican Observatory.
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