As simply as possible, science is about "experiments" that can be repeated and then used to predict. This is why there have been quite a few books trying to define science - no one, even today, is quite sure what it is.
It's really about knowledge. The more knowledge you have, the more accurate your predictions. If you had an enormous amount of knowledge you'd be able to predict the future in such detail you could amass great weath and power.
Of course, I predict things. I realized years ago I'd been interested in it since I was about 12, when I picked up a book by one Criswell (who was wrong 99.99% of the time) who wrote a book, Criswell Predicts (he later became a bit actor in some Ed Wood movies). Even then I thought the book was hysterical.
I've read many people who with their knowledge predict things in a general way. I'm one of them.
Because of what they know (and what I know) here are my predictions. In a general way.
Science (and its application, technology) is growing by leaps and bounds. Computers, software, nanotechnology, 3D printing, gene editing, designer drugs - leaps and bounds, nearly every day. God knows where this is going to lead us. All I can say is it will be for good and bad.
At the same time, because of imperfect human nature, all that technology will be used to oppress people by the "government" and the very wealthy.
Which is why I'm pointed out we're stomping on the brake and accelerator at the same time.
There really is an attempt by the "elites" to impose some sort of one-world government on people (Thomas Sowell mocked these people as "the Anointed" (self-anointed, really). They believe they are intellectually and morally superior to us benighted masses and so believe the can move people around like chess pieces to create Utopia - and better people. It ain't gonna happen.
I don't believe this is any kind of conspiracy, unless a few hundred small groups fighting with each other to gain wealth and power is a conspiracy.
Massive conspiracies going on for hundreds of years do not exist. There is no Illuminati, no Masons, no David Icke reptilians attempting to conquer the world.
I've dealt enough with conspironuts to know they believe Donald Trump a Clinton puppet, who will drop out so Hillary can become President. The idea he is really is a wild card and his own man - incomprehensible to them. It can't be! Because everything is a conspiracy!
At the same we people who love freedom will use their knowledge of computers and software to fight against governments becoming totalitarian. This is an eternal fight, liberty against tyranny.
Something else that has to be taken into consideration is the state of marriage. What I've heard called "Marriage 1.0" isn't dead, but it appears to be on life support. It's never going to totally die, but is is hurting.
This means less children and less stable families, so you have to take this into consideration when you predict where society is going. Since families are the foundation of any society, the fewer stable families and the fewer stable children, the worse it is for everyone.
There are interesting times coming. We are living in an age of great disruption.
Not that leftists and other Anointed care. The more extreme ones really do want to destroy families, deluding themselves the New Man and the New Society will be created. Again, that ain't gonna happen.
I wrote a blogpost recently about astrology. One of my posters mentioned I had stumbled onto what he called Astrotheology. So I investigated it.
I figured if there was something to it, astrologers would be able to predict the future, and the better ones with agree with what I and others had predicted.
Sure enough, some have.
First, I made a mistake by saying that Jesus was born at the end of age of Pisces. He was born at the beginning (each age last for about 2150 years). As I mentioned the symbol of Pisces is the fish (again, the original Christian symbol was a fish) and the Gospels are full of fish, fishermen, fishers of men, water, baptism, water that if you drink you will never thirst again. How this came about is beyond me.
Supposedly we're moving out of the Age of Pisces and have just entered the Age of Aquarius (like the '60s song by the Fifth Dimension). Of course, there will be great good and bad to it.
Many modern astrologers do make predictions concerning society. I ran across one, Robert Zoller, who learned Latin to translate Medieval texts.
This is from Wikipedia:
"Robert Zoller is a proponent of medieval astrology. Zoller’s predictions for the Age of Aquarius suggest that the Pisces world where religion is the opiate of the masses will be replaced in the Aquarian Age by a world ruled by secretive, power-hungry elites seeking absolute power over others. Families will dissolve completely, or family ties will be hidden. Zoller also believes that knowledge in the Aquarian Age will only be valued for its ability to win wars; scientists may even be able to precipitate earthquakes for military means, and the danger in the Aquarian Age is that knowledge and science will be abused, not industry and trade. Zoller sees the Aquarian Age as a Dark Age in which religion will be seen as offensive."
Well, damn. This is exactly what many people are predicting, just by thinking it through. It's how I did it.
Zoller also wrote this on his Facebook page:
"During the Piscean Age, the benefic Jupiter ruled the angles. Jupiter ruled both Pisces on the 1st and Sagittarius on the 10th, and thus, while there was confusion of hierarchical religious institutions and political institutions and while this inevitably led to hypocrisy, the Age was nevertheless one in which truth and philosophy mattered to men. The Piscean Age will, as this Aquarian Age unfolds, be seen as a halcyon period of semi-respite from the essentially malefic and spiritually destructive nature of life. In the Aquarian Age, the malefics once again rule the angles and with them returns the natural severity of worldly life. The Novus Ordo Saeculorum, the New Order of the Ages, will rule through the power of life and death (Scorpio, which is on the 10th), through behaviour modification, cloning, genetic engineering, mind control and the occult. Might makes right in this New Age. If the preceding Age produced metaphysical materialists, who duped the people through the opiate of religion, the New Age will produce materialist metaphysicians who will make the preceding political power elites look like inept apprentices. In the Age of Aquarius, religion will be humanistic love of fairness and justice. While feeding the people with Libran platitudes, the Scorpionic rulers will work tirelessly toward the realization of their goal – absolute power over others, as Leo is seen in position on the 7th house. The will of the people will be towards freedom of expression (Aquarius), and they will be encouraged to do their own thing so that they keep their minds off what their rulers do."
I consider this right on the money.
How did he do this? I don't know, but I do know there is a lot in this world we barely know, and, again, we are right at the beginning of understanding things. But in my case, I will use whatever works, even I don't understand. This is just fine with me.
"Traditionally, Aquarius is associated with electricity, computers, flight, democracy, freedom, humanitarianism, idealism, modernization, astrology, nervous disorders, rebellion, nonconformity, philanthropy, veracity, perseverance, humanity, and irresolution." - Wikipedia
If he would predict the current state of events, say, 200 years ago, I would be somewhat less skeptical. Nevertheless, no valid inference could be drawn from invalid assumptions. Even if the description rings true, that doesn't guarantee that there is a causal link present.
Moreover, have you considered that if a large enough number of predictions is made, then some of them have to be fulfilled? Especially the most vague ones, which are the easiest to interpret favorably. You know, someone HAS to be a winner in every game of chance.
I don't want to call myself a Texan sharpshooter. :)
http://takimag.com/article/dear_martians_gavin_mcinnes/page_2#comment-2304476868 - here is one example. Cancers are a result of DNA damage. It's laughable to consider vaccines as the cause of DNA damage at the same time ignoring the diseases these vaccines are supposed to protect from as another source of DNA damage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_burst - excess of free radicals damages DNA, does it not? :)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2715155/ - damage to genes involved in preserving the DNA methylation patterns in particular
^ Or, in this context, more like 'the chromatin methylation patterns'.
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