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originally posted by: whywhynot
Really? Nostradamus didn't even know him!
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
In a word: no.
Nostradamus was not a prophet. He was just a wise man with a flare for the dramatic and a charming and compelling manner. Per his own words he intentionally scrambled the quatrains to prevent anyone from knowing what they meant. Personally I believe they meant nothing to begin with. For anyone to say they understand them or figured them out is wishful thinking at best.
I consider him a precursor to today's palm readers. Start with grossly vague information and slowly get more precise based on reactions from the subject.
My favorite quote on this subject is: "I have been told that in a former life I was everything from a guard at the gates of Atlantis to King Tut. But mot once did any of these psychics ever tell me I was a vice cop about to bust them for fraud."