Skip to comments.BAD YEAR FOR ASTROLOGERS, Hardly Any Predictions Came True
Posted on 12/17/2004 7:11:05 AM PST by dukeman
DARMSTADT -- It was a bad year for astrologers. The Society for Scientific Research of Para-Sciences in Rossdorf near Darmstadt, Germany, examined 90 predictions about the year 2004; none of them came true.
One astrologer predicted in 2003 that US-President George W. Bush would be assassinated. Los Angeles was due to be destroyed by asteroids. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder should have handed in his resignation and would have been replaced by opposition leader Angela Merkel according to astrological forecasts.
Clairvoyants usually turn out to be failures, says mathematician Michael Kunkel of the Society. He recalls that astrologer Patricia Bahrani predicted a terror attack on Berlin and Anton Tewes even a nuclear attack on New York.
Forecasts about the fate of celebrities also turned out to be false. Astrologers foresaw the death of 84-year-old Pope John Paul II. he is still alive though in weak health. Others said that Michael Jackson would commit suicide he is still awaiting his trial for child abuse.
Some predictions are so general that they may be interpreted either way. Others are incomprehensible to normal human beings. Astrologer Rosalinde Haller, for instance, foresaw serial vibrations in Southern Australia. She did not even bother to explain what she meant, commented Kunkel.
Furthermore - I predict it will happen again NEXT YEAR!!! You can quote me on that.
Clairvoyants usually turn out to be failures, says mathematician Michael Kunkel of the Society.....
I dunno. How are sales on next year's predictions? Does the failure of predictions to come true drive down the gross revenue in the astrology sector?
The difference between DU posters and psychics is that the psychics know when they are making things up.
The world is full of false prophets. We've got one in town....her name is Psychic Maria. Apparently people are fool enough to give her their money.
How do you do "Scientific Research" on "Para-Sciences"? Shouldn't that group call themselves "The Society for Para-Scientific Research of Para-Sciences"?
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Career suicide maybe?
If an Astrologer can concisely encapsulate what is going to happen to you every day in the paper accurately, why is it usually found on the same news paper pages as the 'Daily Jumble' amd Dear Abby?
Go give them a try if you haven't before.
I've always wondered about the Magi. They were from the east and not Jews but they saw signs in the stars that led them to the Messiah. Details of their "faith" are limited.
Know of any good historical resources on these guys?
God predicted what would happen, thousands of years before it did.
Put some ice on it.
He sounded very rational, but intense. He predicted a major terror hit somewhere in the Northeast USA between now and the end of the year. Said they want to hit us during our national holiday season. Said it could be a nuclear or chemical plant, not WMD, tho. Said it would be worse than 9/11 and possibly a NEW terrorist group or al-Quaida. The host let him speak and then moved on to the next call.
There's several on TBN - The Blasphemy Network.
Their biggest false prophet-dork of the year was Kim Clement.
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