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Predictions are hard. Especially ones about the future.

December 14th, 2008 (10:17 pm)

current mood: sleepy

I rarely find anything worth writing about on Livejournal's writers block prompts. But today's is asking about Nostradamus and whether people believe it is actually possible to predict the future.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, a professor at NYU and a fellow at the Hoover Institution believes that he can, at least to some extent, using mathematics. The history channel recently aired a documentary about Professor Bueno de Mesquita entitled "The Next Nostradamus".

Naturally, the jury is out about whether the good professor is for real or if he has simply been reading too many sci-fi stories about Hari Seldon.