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SC professor on 2012 doomsday: 'Continue to make your car payments'

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© "I would recommend that you continue to make your car payments. Go ahead and party like it's December 21st," said Dr. Gail Ament, a professor of Spanish at Morningside College. © "I would recommend that you continue to make your car payments. Go ahead and party like it's December 21st," said Dr. Gail Ament, a professor of Spanish at Morningside College.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

If you're a believer in the "2012 Prophecy," the end of the world is December 21st. But a Sioux City professor says think again.             

"I would recommend that you continue to make your car payments. Go ahead and party like it's December 21st," said Dr. Gail Ament, a professor of Spanish at Morningside College.

Sunday, Dr. Ament spoke to a group at the Betty Strong Encounter Center, debunking the "new age" belief that ancient Mayans predicted the end of the world on their long count calendar.

Dr. Ament says there's no real evidence to support the claim. Those we talked to agreed, the "2012 Prophecy" will be just another day of the week.

"For me, I believe whatever I want to believe. Plus, if it's the end of the world, I am not going to be turning 14," said Qadira Moser.

"The end of the world will come to me when I die. And everybody, when you die that's the end of the world for you," said Paul Miller.

Dr. Ament says while she doesn't agree with the doomsday theories, she's glad they've brought a lot of attention to the Mayans. She says their culture is mystifying on it's own.

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