On Apr 14, 12:18 pm, Bob Casanova <nos...@buzz.off> wrote: > On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:31:03 -0700 (PDT), the following > appeared in sci.skeptic, posted by Graham Cooper > <grahamcoop...@gmail.com>: > > >You're an idiot! > > >There's only 5 or 6 major catastrophes in the last decade. > > Define "major". > > >The Tsunami caused 100,000 deaths. > > >Exacty 2 weeks before I post a prediction of a catastrophe. > > >I gave the DARK DAY MONDAY which was spot on regarding the day of > >morning. > > >TYPE = CHECK > > No type (flood [tsumani or otherwise], earthquake, fire, > massive bolide impact, etc) given. "Dark Day Monday" means > nothing. > > >TIME FRAME = CHECK > > No time frame given. > > >DAY OF WEEK = CHECK > > The tsumani happened on Sunday,not Monday, IIRC. But no week > given. No location given. No time given. No mention of > nature of catastrophe. > > >JUST BEFORE MAJOR CATASTROPHE = CHECK > > Still no prediction.. > > >That's just ONE of the 4 MAJOR catastrophes of the last decade where I > >predicted them > > If all those "predictions" were of equal value your > "predictions" are worthless, and so vague as to be > meaningless. Like this one: > > >SPACE SHUTTLE EXPLOSION = CHECK > >(EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER MEGA POST ABOUT "PREMONITION") > > ...and this one: > > >BOXING DAY TSUNAMI = CHECK > >(CATASTROPHE ON THE COMING MONDAY - IT WAS THE SECOND MONDAY) > > >CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE = CHECK > > Details? Did you specifically predict an earthquake? In > Christchurch? On a stated date? At a stated time? If the > answer to these is "no" this doesn't qualify as a prediction > either. > > >QUEENSLAND FLOODS = CHECK > > Ditto. > > >Plus other predictions that were spot on! > >Peter Bowditch ERRS BUT HANGS ON for early 2011. > > That's not a prediction; it's an observation. How about this > one: > > "Graham Cooper disagrees that his predictions are > worthless." > > Does that make me an oracle? > > >You won't find ANYONE who has that many time stamped predictions ALL > >WITH HITS > > Postdictions, and interpretations of vague statements to > suit them, aren't "hits".
The day before the big quake & tsunami, I ate Quaker oatmeal for breakfast and gave a big wave to a friend I saw across the street. I suppose now you're going to say *I* didn't make a valid prediction either.