Do you think Nostradamus' predictions are accurate?
An example: Century l, #63
Pestilences extinguished, the world becomes smaller,
for a long time the lands will be inhabited peacefully.
People will travel safely through the sky (over) land and seas:
then wars will start up again.
In other quatrains he indicates what cosmic event will occur around the time
of the revelation....2013?
Overall, phenomena (cryptic/coded predictions of future events) of the type many "Nostradamians" often allude to appear inat least forty-two of Nostradamus' nine hundred and forty-two prophecies. So, conservatively, if the odds against each one are a 1,000 to 1, the cumulative odds against the whole thing being pure coincidence are 1,000 to the forty-second power. That's a one followed by more than one hundred zeros, which, after deducting the nine hundred failures, would still exceed the number of stars in the known universe. At this point we stand beyond the reach of plausible coincidental fulfillment. It is no longer a question of whether or not the future was foreseen. It is now a question of how it was done.
Nostradamus made several vague predictions. It is difficult to say that they are accurate, when they leave so much room for interpretation. The predictions are not exact enough, or filled with enough facts, to call them accurate. I might believe some of them to be true, but being vague is far from being accurate.
His predictions are quite vague and when reading some of them you can almost tell that they are idealistic sometimes, and he wrote so many of them, a whole book worth, that some of them are bound to come true even if it is by chance. for instance, if i predict that France and Poland were to go to war, the chances that in the 1000s of years that they are going to exist its going to happen.
Many people think that Nostradamus was a great prophet; however his prophecies were usually too vague to point to specific events. People say he predicted the rise of Hitler, but he got the name wrong and said "Hister" instead. People said he predicted 9/11, but it was a vague reference to "twins" in his prophecies, and also he didn't mention the correct year.
In trying to prove the accuracy of Nostradamus, his fans instead prove that his predictions are worthless. Such proof shouldn't be necessary, as history has repeatedly shown that it is difficult enough to forecast with reasonable accuracy. The temptation to believe remains, however, as belief in the supernatural attracts humans like catnip attracts cats. The basic problem with the "predictions" of Nostradamus aren't predictions. A prediction tells you what to watch for. Supporters of Nostradamus, instead, busy themselves trying to interpret events in such a way that they might somehow fit a particular reading of something Nostradamus wrote.
Many people have claimed that they could see and predict events of the future, but such capabilities are not possible. The most famous foreseer was Nostradamus, and they claim that he really could predict the future. The key is that Nostradamus made so many predictions that, based on the odds, he was bound to get a couple that were right or close. Using probabilities, though, this does not mean he could, in fact, predict events.
I have always found it amusing what the people believe is reality, from Nastradamus's predictions to the son of God. There is no more proof that Jesus was the Son of God that matter for God even existing than that Nastradamus could predict the future. Our fears of our own existence and who we really are as humans lead us to these foolish believes. Ask yourself if it really is a true prediction, then there should be no interpretation of it, it should just be as it is predicted YES? Also ask yourself this if there really is a God and Heaven why do I have to prove myself more spiritual, should I not just be? Most important of all if there is heaven and we, I have been there why and the fuck would I want to come here. The only true prediction is man will one day and hopefully before he populates and infects the universe will exterminate himself. The earth truly is a magnificent and beautiful entity to bad for it wereon it.
The text is too vague and subject to wild interpretation. The fulfillment are obtained by inventive extrapolation of the text. For example, Hister is NOT Hitler, the city of God is NOT NYC, pastor is NOT Pasteur, etc. There are so many errors that make his predictions laughable. There is also issues of accuracy of translation, the evidence of his predictions made before the events.
Nostradamus is only human and is, therefore, fallible. It can be concluded then that it is impossible that all his predictions were accurate. There is no scientific evidence or empirical proof that everything he wrote has come true. Furthermore, critics believe that many of his predictions were simply copied from other sources, mostly Biblical or folklore of the time, without giving any credit or citations. Finally, there is no way for him to have known what would happen in the future.