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Nostradamus Predictions are Legitimate and On Point

"Michel de Nostredame (depending on the source, 14 or 21 December 1503 – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised as Nostradamus,[1] was a French physician and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become widely famous. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with much of the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events.[2][3] Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so vague as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power."


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Nostradamus was way too vague to be taken seriously, also he was a "prophet" so that should raise a red flag in and of itself. When I was younger I was obsessed with the metaphysical and even at that time I didn't take him seriously, and I used to think it was possible to shapeshift and do sith lightning in real life. When some 12 year old believes they are going to grow up to be a shaman/wizard and even they don't take your prophesies seriously you know you've got issues.

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Lol. I agree. I know that there are some relevant percentage of people who do take Nostradamus's Prophecies seriously however and it is promoted on the History Channel as though he were as legitimate an intellectual figure in History as Newton

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Nostradamus's predictions have, probably, been twisted and contorted more than any others to suit those who wanted to be right about something they believed in.

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