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Astrologer couldn’t predict quake
Posted: 29 July 2008 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-53202

Kind of funny

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Posted: 29 July 2008 06:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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That reminds me of when John Edward, winner of the Biggest Douche in the Universe award, was on Larry King (second biggest douche in the universe) on September 10th, 2001 and Edward and his remarkable “powers” failed to mention a single thing about the terrorist attacks that would take place only a few hours later.

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Posted: 29 July 2008 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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And yet, sadly, King still provides a forum for people like that. The blind publicising the blind….

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Posted: 29 July 2008 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I just love the lady reading the horoscopes “Blah blah blah, happy love life in the stars, blah blah blah… There’s an earthquake? Whoa! Get the Bleep out of here!”

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Posted: 29 July 2008 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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None of them ever know when the cops are going to raid them either.

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Posted: 19 September 2008 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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HA !

Astrologers ? ... All the real astrologers who could actually predict something useful died out centuries ago. Those were really intelligent astrologers.

There is no such thing as an astrologer nowadays, more like wannabees.

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Posted: 20 September 2008 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Icedbullet77 - 19 September 2008 10:34 PM

Astrologers ? ... All the real astrologers who could actually predict something useful died out centuries ago. Those were really intelligent astrologers.

Who were these astrologers who could “actually predict something”? What did they predict, when did they predict it and where did they predict it?

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Posted: 20 September 2008 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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There was Nostradamus who was a “Astrological consultant” kind of like that chick in the video, but probably 100x better.

As for other actual astrological consultants that did personal readings I am not so sure, but there are several who mapped out our solar system and predicted precisely where and when a certain planet is going to be.

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Posted: 20 September 2008 09:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Icedbullet77 - 20 September 2008 08:36 AM

There was Nostradamus who was a “Astrological consultant” kind of like that chick in the video, but probably 100x better.

You didn’t answer the rest of my question. What did he predict that came true?

The problem with poetic fakes like Nostradamus is that one can take their quatrains to mean virtually anything one likes. All of his purported “predictions” were only ascertained after the fact by people involved in pattern-matching. To be an accurate prediction, it has to have been clear before the fact what the prediction was supposed to be, and it can’t simply be a matter of chance. (E.g., anyone can make a thousand predictions and expect a few to come true simply by chance).

For more on this I’d suggest reading HERE and the “further reading” at the bottom of the page.

Icedbullet77 - 20 September 2008 08:36 AM

As for other actual astrological consultants that did personal readings I am not so sure, but there are several who mapped out our solar system and predicted precisely where and when a certain planet is going to be.

People have known how to predict planetary motion since at least Ptolemy‘s time in the 2nd century AD, and probably earlier. All that’s involved in these predictions is doing careful study over time of the positions of the planets against the background stars, and some relatively involved mathematical calculations. So yes, if all that’s involved in these “predictions” is predicting where the planets will be, then people have been able to make good predictions. But none of it has to do with the astrological claims that planets have anything to do with human fate.

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Posted: 20 September 2008 09:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I predict every night, that the sun will rise in the morning, I am a genius, because the sun HAS risen, just as I have predicted. Every day I wake up and say…..there will be NO earthquake today in my city, and you know…....I have a 99.9% correct prediction rate.
(this makes as much sense as your claims about Nostradamus)

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Posted: 20 September 2008 09:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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asanta - 20 September 2008 09:16 AM

I predict every night, that the sun will rise in the morning, I am a genius, because the sun HAS risen, just as I have predicted. Every day I wake up and say…..there will be NO earthquake today in my city, and you know…....I have a 99.9% correct prediction rate.
(this makes as much sense as your claims about Nostradamus)

The sun is visible, but knowing where something is that can not be seen to the naked eye is a different story.
If you were to say that “The sun will rise from west to east” and it actually happened the next morning then that would make it a different story, then I could call you a genius or maybe even a “prophet”, or if you said something like “Jupiter will be visible tomorrow morning approximately the same size as the moon to the naked eye”.

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Posted: 20 September 2008 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Icedbullet77 - 20 September 2008 09:59 AM

“The sun will rise from west to east”

And if you add a time and date, it will be more succinct and clear than ANYTHING Nostradamus EVER ‘predicated’.

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Posted: 20 September 2008 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Oh boy. Here we go again.

The point of the first, original post was sarcasm. A simple joke. Of course she could not predict the earthquake. That is what was funny about it. Astrologers cannot predict anything.

Astronomers, on the other hand, can predict paths of planets, through calculations and observation. Perhaps you are getting astrologers confused with astronomers.

As for Nostradumbass, that’s a topic for a different thread, which I believe has been addressed here in the past.

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Posted: 20 September 2008 07:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Jules - 20 September 2008 11:10 AM

As for Nostradumbass, that’s a topic for a different thread, which I believe has been addressed here in the past.

NOSTRADUMBASS LOVE IT!!!!!

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Posted: 20 September 2008 07:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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asanta - 20 September 2008 07:41 PM
Jules - 20 September 2008 11:10 AM

As for Nostradumbass, that’s a topic for a different thread, which I believe has been addressed here in the past.

NOSTRADUMBASS LOVE IT!!!!!

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Posted: 30 September 2008 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Who were these astrologers who could “actually predict something”? What did they predict, when did they predict it and where did they predict it?
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