posted on Dec, 7 2006 @ 11:45 PM
Disaster predictions are easy. No one would pay attention to the supporting propositions (interesting individually they might be) if the argument
didn't conclude in absolute disaster. e.g., "Does anyone know why ships are being pulled out of mothball?" as opposed to "The government is
preparing for something BIG."
But numerology is simply a misguided exercise in drawing an illogical conclusion by linking propositions that include numbers (isn't math logical?).
e.g., "Al Qaeda launched an attack on the US on 9/11, so a similar disaster will happen on the 911th day of the next century." In some regions the
date would be written "11/09." Does the math only work for anglophiles?? Or, "I broke my toe last Sunday. Tomorrow is Sunday. I must stay in bed
all day tomorrow, lest I become a paraplegic!" There is a distinct difference between correlation and cause.
Then there are professional prophets of disaster. If they continually predict a disaster, then by the law of probability, they might hit the jackpot.
Those given to belief in psychic powers will readily ignore all the preceding failures and hold up the one (coincientally) correct prediction as a
sign of the prophet's divine insight.
If the idiots and charlatans weren't spewing out so much noise, valid arguments (real concerns) might be exposed to the end of preventing much pain