Friday, May 14, 2010

Retroactive Predictions

From a joke newspaper, but a worthwhile read as it does pretty accurately portray how a lot of "correct predictions" are determined:

Warin Buawiratlert, the Chiang Mai fortune-teller who has among his illustrious clients both the Shinawatra family and the high-ranking members of the CNS, was again at the top of the list in showing the world the scientific infallibility of his ability to see the future. “In August I correctly foresaw the successful passing of the new Constitution by 14,727,306 votes. The number came to me in a dream. But I didn’t tell anyone because it might have caused unrest and disunity.” Warin went on to report that he also foresaw the death of Princess Galyani Vadhana, but felt that saying so would have been “disrespectful at the time.”

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