Polytheistic Predictions are Predictable?
At The Wild Hunt, Jason links to some predictions for 2012 from some Cuban Santería priests, whom he describes as “eerily accurate” in the past.
Yes, if you predict “war and conflict,” it is hard to go wrong.
Let’s see, I predict that my volunteer fire department will be called out on a forest fire threatening our community this summer. We fought three such fires last summer, so I too might well be eerily accurate.
Now here is a man calling himself el brujo mayor of Mexico. He predicts that President Obama will not be reelected, among other things.
At least that is a straight true/false sort of prediction.
But does anyone tally and compare all these predictions, so that you can have something like an NFL quarterback’s pass-completion average?