Monday, July 17, 2023

End of the World

Predictions and talk about the end of the world resurfaces every few years. Learning about the many predictions made by different sources was interesting to hear because I did not realize that so many people had their own predictions based on their own beliefs. For example, we learned about Harold Camping, a radio host, who thought the world would end May 21, 2011 and then changed it to October of 2011. Supporter of Camping, Chris McCann believed in his words and felt the world would end on October 7, 2015. Another example is Jeane Dixon who believed the world would end between 2020 and 2037. 

I found the following article covering an interview with Chris McCann. He admitted he was wrong in his prediction but still believes the end of the world is coming. He is unsure of when and says it is like a doctor predicting when a terminally ill person would pass.

In this lecture we also learned about Michel Nostradamus. He was a French Astronomer who predicted things like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. But, he was specifically ambiguous and extremely vague. This vagueness was used in his 10 volume collection of prophecies. Because it was so vague it was able to be applied to different events. I find it fascinating how people will subconsciously work to find the information that confirms their thoughts and what they want to believe. 

I found the following article which covers his predictions for 2023.

(Abigail Bell- Post #1) 

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting point of Nostradamus and his vague predictions. Like the psychic detectives part of the lessons, it seems that these predictions can be seen as accurate because of their lack of specificity, because they are so overarching that they cover a wide variety of possibilities. The classic “you will find great fortune soon” is so abstract and lacks concrete, testable information, that of course the events will “come true” when looked at retrospectively.