My question is being down voted but no one gives a reason why. I wonder if those down-voting even read the question or are reading only the title.
I am asking for the reasoning behind a specific claim that I am skeptical about. I point out in my question that I am not asking for the truthfulness of the Mayan judgment day claim but only the reasoning behind it being today instead of the more common claim of a year from now.
Unfortunately, the question is generating more discussion than answers but I think one of the comments could have made a satisfactory answer with a little more effort.
So, help me out. What is wrong with this question?
Edit: Here is a question that seems more subjective and yet has many up-votes.